Violence by minors is a phenomenon which raises numerous and legitimate concerns in our society. Going beyond the generally held ideas on the constant increase of such violence, this session aims to analyze different manifestations of this violence; whether individual in the context of interpersonal relations or collective, especially in the context of gang membership. Violence directed against those in authority will also be studied. In addition to an historic perspective on the phenomenon, sociological and psychological data will be presented to allow the attendees to better understand this violence and its evolution. The points of view of professionals in close contact with violence of minors will also be presented. This training also seeks through a multi-disciplinary approach to advance the reflections on the responses that our society brings to this phenomenon and on the role assigned to the judicial institutions to combat it.
Presentations by historians, sociologists, psychologists, as well as representatives of law enforcement, teachers, educators, and judges will enrich the debates which will follow the lectures.