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Justin has become a sort after speaker giving articulate and engaging talks on gangs, knife crime, youth justice issues, and mental health. With firsthand knowledge on these subjects, his talks have become a useful tool for criminology students, youth organizations, schools, colleges, and anyone wanting to learn about the reasons behind some of Britain’s current issues.​​   Read the testimonials below.​


Professor David Wilson

Birmingham City University

''Justins book and how he describes his life to the students, constantly challenges them to think about the relationship between criminological theory and practice. What they learned from him and what he has written is invaluable and, for some, will be life-changing .''

Dr Maria Trzebiatowska

University of Aberdeen

''Justin is charismatic speaker who instinctively  knows how to connect with a diverse group of people. His delivery style is warm, engaging, and open, which created a wonderful atmosphere and encouraged a variety of questions from the audience. In essence, Justin helped our students connect academic theories to real-life practices in ways they will never forget. The event was so successful that as of 2018, Justins book will be added to the introductory sociology course curriculum as a case study for crime and deviance lectures.''


Dr Tim Turner

Coventry University

''Justin's visit to Coventry University gave our Criminology students a real, grounded insight into the London graffiti subculture. He recounted the thrills of life on the streets, as well as the violence and the fear, bringing The Lost Boyz to life with poigancy and humour. Highly reccommended for Criminology courses.''

Dr Jo Deakin

University of Manchester

''Justin brings a powerful first-person perspective to the issue of youth crime and justice.

He presents a vivid picture of being 'caught in the cycle', taking the audience on a journey from graffiti-gang bravado and through the revolving doors of the justice system. His sessions at the University of Manchester allowed students to connect the academic research evidence with lived experience to raise crucial questions about how we manage young people within our justice system.

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