ISBN: 978-0-9933614-2-5

Evaluating Drama-based Crime Prevention: Young People’s Affective Engagement with Performance


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Foster V, Hayes A, Kelly L

Year of Publication:

Publisher(s):
Liverpool John Moores University

Abstract:

This report examines to what extent theatre can be used as a tool to engage young people, and potentially deter them from crime.

This research project set out to evaluate the play Terriers as a drama-based intervention that combines a performance of Terriers with educational follow-up activities. These activities take various forms depending on the venue, but usually involve a post-performance facilitated discussion led by the play’s actors, out of ‘character’ and in their own clothes (the Q&A).

The research, funded by the Rayne Foundation and Liverpool John Moores University, sought to qualitatively explore how Terriers creates, engages and influences audiences, with the intention of understanding the social impact of the intervention, including its potential contribution to crime prevention.



Evidence Type: Qualitative Research

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Participant Group: Young People (16-25)

Art Forms: Drama

APA Citation:

Kelly, L., Foster, V., Hayes, A. (2017). Evaluating Drama-based Crime Prevention: Young People’s Affective Engagement with Performance. Liverpool: Liverpool John Moores University, The Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion