Tara Young is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Kent.  Her research focuses on anti-social behaviour and violent crime committed by young people involved in ‘gangs’. As a body of work, it critically examines the perception of ‘gangs’ as a major contributor to serious violence in England and Wales and criminal justice responses to group-related violence. Dr Young’s current research critically examines the application and impact of the principles of secondary liability (commonly known as joint enterprise) in cases of group related violence. She is interested in the disproportionate application of joint enterprise in criminal cases involving people from minoritized communities and the racialised notions of dangerousness and risk that influence the investigative and prosecutorial practices in such cases.