Exeter Uni student to kayak coast of Wales to raise plastic awareness
Brogan Coates, a second-year marine biology student studying at the University of Exeter, is to join a team of women kayaking the length of Wales collecting plastic as part of […]
Stunning footage shows how drones can boost turtle conservation
Drones are changing the face of turtle research and conservation. By providing new ways to track turtles over large areas and in hard-to-reach locations, the drones have quickly become a […]
Laurence Olivier Mystery Solved by Exeter University
Screenplays of Laurence Olivier’s unmade film version of Macbeth, widely thought to have been lost, have been uncovered by a University of Exeter academic. English Lecturer Dr Jennifer Barnes located 13 […]
Exeter Chancellor to Receive BAFTA
Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE DL, actress, author, politician and University of Exeter Chancellor is to be recognised for her outstanding contribution to children’s television and her championing of arts for children, at an awards ceremony at BAFTA, London tomorrow.
Shocking Link Between Brain Injury and Youth Crime
A new report by University of Exeter academic identifies the connection between brain injury and crime in young people. Psychology Professor Huw Williams has authored a major new report, published today, on the impact that acquired brain injuries can have on young people in childhood and in their transition to adulthood, and outlines the criminal justice consequences if these injuries go untreated.
Repairing Shattered Lives: Brain injury and its implications for criminal justice, examines the connection between the “silent epidemic” of brain injury among young people and crime.
In the report, Professor Huw Williams notes that a shocking 60% of young people in custody report having experienced some kind of brain injury (TBI). Acquired brain injuries can lead maturing brains to “misfire,” interrupting the development of temperance (ability to restrain and moderate actions), social judgement and the ability to control impulses. If undetected these injuries, which may be the result of falls, sporting injuries, car accidents or fights, can leave young people untreated and increase their risk of offending.