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Knife Crime in London: a discussion

Action on Armed Violence would like to invite you to a round table discussion on London based knife crime that we are holding at Stewart House on the 25th of May from 1 PM to 5:30 PM.

Exploring Knife Crime and Violence: Where we are now and what needs addressing?

This roundtable discussion at The University of London, 32 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DN will aim to address and uncover the gaps in research and practice on tackling/reducing knife crime in London, uncover the issues with the current framing of knife crime in the media and police task force, and gain insight into what needs to be done in terms of more research in order to reduce violent knife crime.

Our roundtable aims to engage one another in thought-provoking discussions and transparent dialogue. We will begin with an introduction from Iain Overton, the Executive Director of AOAV and Sabrina Lavrut, a researcher at AOAV who will present her recent findings of London’s murders at the hands of knife violence.

Our first discussion of the afternoon will commence with a group of speakers who work with organisations reducing knife crime with a focus on community work. Our second discussion will commence with academics and researchers who specialise in knife crime, violence reduction, policing, youth crime and gang violence. To end the afternoon event, we will finish with concluding remarks and a Q&A where the audience can pose questions to the speakers.

We aim to have time at the end of the roundtable event to network and talk with one another in a more social setting for those who would like to stay and socialise where drinks will be served.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out this Google Form.

AOAV’s previous reporting on knife crime can be found here