Arts & Society

Craig Pinkney

Criminologist, Urban Youth Specialist, Lecturer and director of Real Action UK a charitable, outreach organisation based in Birmingham (UK), which specialises in working with disaffected youth. Over 12 years’ experience as an outreach worker, transformational speaker, gang exit strategist, mediator, mentor and filmmaker. Well known for working with some of the cities most challenging young people, potentially high-risk offenders, victims of gang violence and youth who are deemed as hard to reach. Former visiting lecturer at Birmingham City University, De Montfort University and Newman University, specialising in youth violence, urban street gangs, extremism, and Black men’s desistance.

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