Book Chapters


Deuchar, R. (2017) Forbindelsen mellem meditation, vejrtraekning, maskulinitet og resocialisering. In: S. Hviid (ed.) Traumebehandling Og Resocialisering Gennem Andedraet og Meditation. Copenhagen: Turbine.

Søgaard, T. F., Kolind, T., Thylstrup, B. and Deuchar, R. (2017) At skabe et ‘normalt’ liv: maskulinitet, boksning og empowerment i en social indstats for unge kriminelle stofbrugere. In: T. F. Søgaard (Ed.) Køn Og Rusmidler. Aarhus: Aarhus University.

Deuchar, R., Miller, J. and Borchardt, L. (2017) ‘I trust them more than I trust myself’: Detached streetwork, young people and the building of social capital in Scottish urban communities, in: W. T. Pink and G. W. Noblit (eds.) Second International Handbook of Urban Education. New York: Springer.


Deuchar, R. (2016) Scottish youth gangs, in: H. Croall, G. Mooney and M.Munro (eds.) Crime, Justice and Society in Scotland. London: Routledge.


Deuchar, R. (2016) Scottish youth gangs, in: H. Croall, G. Mooney and M.Munro (eds.) Crime, Justice and Society in Scotland. London: Routledge.

Deuchar, R. (2015) Youth Gangs, in: J. D. Wright (ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioural Sciences, 2nd Edition. Atlanta: Elsevier.


Deuchar, R. (2014) Violence and the education system, in: P. Donnelly and C.L. Ward (eds.) The Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention. London: Oxford Press.

Taylor, M. F.; Deuchar, R. and Van der Leun, J. (2014) ‘Out on the street it’s like a brotherhood of sorts’: Violent Scottish and Australian troublesome youth groups, in: M. F. Taylor, J. A. Pooley and J.Merrick (eds.) Adolescence: Places and Spaces. New York: Nova.

Deuchar, R. (2013) Curfews, in: J. M. Miller (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology. NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.


Deuchar, R. (2012) Gangs and territorialism, in: H. Maitles and P. Cowan (eds.) Teaching Controvesial Issues in the Classroom: Key Issues and Debates.London: Continuum.

Deuchar, R. (2012) Gangs, youth offending and social capital: tales of Glasgow’s lost boys, in: C.Bassani (ed.) Adolescent Behaviour. New York: Nova.


Deuchar, R. (2010) Prevention through formal and informal education, in: M. Herzog-Evans (ed.) Transnational Criminology Manual. Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishers.


Deuchar, R. and Maitles, H. (2008) Education for citizenship, in: T.G.K. Bryce and W.M. Humes (eds.) Scottish Education: Third Edition – Beyond Devolution. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Deuchar, R. and Maitles, H. (2007) We’re citizens now!: the development of positive values through a democratic approach to learning, in: H. Maitles (ed.) Exploring Cultural Perspectives in Education. Edmonton, AB: ICRN Press.

Maitles, H. and Deuchar, R. (2005). It’s not fair! Anyway, we’ve got rights!, in R. Hancock, R. and J. Collins (eds.) Primary Teaching Assistants: Learners and Learning. London: Fulton.

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals


Deuchar, R. (2019) ‘I get more in contact with my soul’: Gang disengagement, desistance and the role of spirituality. Youth Justice. – (link here:

Deuchar, R., Miller, J. and Densley, J. (2019) The lived experience of stop and search in Scotland: There are two sides to every story. Police Quarterly. DOI: org/10.1177/1098611119849646

Deuchar, R., Crichlow, V. J. and Fallik, S. W. (2019) Cops in crisis?: Ethnographic insights on a new era of politicization, activism, accountability and change in transatlantic policing. Policing and Society. DOI: org/10.1080/10439463.2019.1584197

McLean, R., Deuchar, R., Harding, S. and Densley, J. (2019) Putting the ‘street’ in gang: Place and space in the organisation of Scotland’s drug selling gangs. British Journal of Criminology 59(2): 396-416.


McPhee, I., McLean, R., Holligan, C. and Deuchar, R. (2018) (in press) Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: The strange case of the two selves of clandestine drug users. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 19(2), 133-146.

Densley, J., McLean, R., Deuchar, R. and Harding, S. (2018) Progression from cafeteria to à la carte offending: Scottish organized crime narratives. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice. DOI: org/10.1111/hojo.12304.

Harding, S., Deuchar, R., Densley, J. and McLean, R. (2018) A typology of street robbery and gang organisation: Insights from qualitative research in Scotland. British Journal of Criminology. DOI: org/10.1093/bjc/azy064.

Fallik, S., Deuchar, R. and Crichlow, V. (2018) Body-worn cameras in the post-Ferguson era: An exploration of law enforcement perspectives. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. DOI: 10.1007/s11896-018-9300-2.

Deuchar, R., Harding, S., McLean, R. and Densley, J. (2018) Deficit or credit?: A comparative, qualitative study of gender agency and female gang membership in Los Angeles and Glasgow. Crime and Delinquency. DOI:org/10.1177/0011128718794192.

Deuchar, R., Fallik, S. and Crichlow, V. (2018) Despondent officer narratives and the ‘post Ferguson’ effect: Exploring law enforcement perspectives and strategies in a Southern American State. Policing and Society. DOI: 10.1080/10439463.2018.1480020.

Deuchar, R., Søgaard, T. F., Holligan, C., Miller, K., Bone, A. and Borchardt, L. (2018) Social capital in Scottish and Danish neighbourhoods: Paradoxes of a police-community nexus at the front line. Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention. DOI:10.1080/14043858.2018.1448157.

Deuchar, R. and Weide, R. D. (2018) Journeys in gang masculinity: Insights from international case studies of interventions. Deviant Behavior. DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2018.1443761

Densley, J., McLean, R., Deuchar, R. and Harding, S. (2018) An altered state: Emergent changes to illicit drug markets and distribution networks in Scotland. International Journal of Drug Policy 58: 113-120.

McLean, R., Densley, J. and Deuchar, R. (2018) Situating gangs within Scotland’s illegal drug market(s). Trends in Organized Crime 21 (2): 147-171.

Maitra, D. R., McLean, R. and Deuchar, R. (2018) ‘If you want to get paid, you’ve got to do it’: A qualitative study on the morality of crime, Deviant Behavior 39 (7): 949-961.


Holligan, C., McLean, R. and Deuchar, R. (2017) Weapon-carrying among young men in Glasgow: Street scripts and signals in uncertain social spaces. Critical Criminology 25 (1): 137-151.


Deuchar, R. and Sapouna, M. (2016) ‘It’s harder to go to court yourself because you don’t really know what to expect’: Reducing the negative effects of court exposure on young people: Findings from an evaluation in Scotland. Youth Justice 16 (2): 130-146.

Deuchar, R., Morck, L., Matemba, Y. H., McLean, R. and Riaz, N (2016) ‘It’s as if you’re not in jail, as if you’re not a prisoner: Young male offenders’ experiences of incarceration, prison chaplaincy, religion and spirituality in Scotland and Denmark. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice 55 (1-2): 131-150.

Deuchar R., Søgaard T.F., Kolind T., Thylstrup, B. and Wells, L. (2016) ‘When you’re boxing you don’t think so much’: Pugilism, transitional masculinities and criminal desistance among young Danish gang members. Journal of Youth Studies 19 (6): 725-742.

Søgaard, T. F., Kolind, T., Thylstrup, B. and Deuchar, R. (2016) Desistance and the micro-narrative construction in a Danish rehabilitation centre. Criminology and Criminal Justice 16 (1): 99-108.


Miller, J., McAliffe, L., Riaz, N. and Deuchar, R. (2015) Exploring youths’ perceptions of the hidden practice of youth work in increasing social capital with young people considered NEET in Scotland. Journal of Youth Studies 18 (4): 468-484.

Holligan, C. and Deuchar, R. (2015) What does it mean to be a man: Psychosocial undercurrents in the voices of incarcerated (violent) Scottish teenage offenders. Criminology and Criminal Justice Justice 15 (3): 361 377.

Deuchar, R., Miller, J. and Barrow, M. (2015) Breaking down barriers with the usual suspects: Findings from a research-informed intervention with police, young people and residents in the West of Scotland. Youth Justice 15 (1): 57-75.


Deuchar, R. and Ellis, J. (2013) ‘It’s helped me with my anger and I’m realising where I go in life’: The impact of a Scottish youth work / schools intervention on young people’s responses to social strain and engagement with anti-social behaviour and gang culture, Research in Post Compulsory Education – Special Issue: Reclaiming the Disengaged? 18 (1-2): 98-114.

Deuchar, R. (2012) The impact of curfews and electronic monitoring on the social strains, support And capital experienced by youth gang members and offenders in the West of Scotland, Criminology and Criminal Justice 12 (2): 113-128.

Deuchar, R. and Bhopal, K. (2012) ‘We’re still human beings, we’re not aliens’: Promoting the Citizenship Rights and Cultural Diversity of Traveller Children in Schools: Scottish and English Perspectives, British Educational Research Journal (BERJ) 39 (4): 733-750.

Gormally, S. and Deuchar, R. (2012) Somewhere between distrust and dependence: young people, The police and anti-social behaviour management in marginalised communities. International Journal for School Disaffection 9 (1): 51-66.


Deuchar, R. (2011) ‘People look at us, the way we dress, and they think we’re gangsters’: bonds, bridges, gangs and refugees – a qualitative study of inter-cultural social capital in Glasgow, Journal of Refugee Studies 24 (4): 672-689.

Deuchar, R. (2010) ‘It’s just pure harassment … as if it’s a crime to walk in the street’: Anti-social behaviour, youth justice and citizenship – the reality for young men in the east end of Glasgow, Youth Justice: 10 (3).

Deuchar, R. and Holligan, C. (2010) Gangs, sectarianism and social capital: a qualitative study of young people in Scotland, Sociology, 44 (1): 13-30.


Holligan, C. and Deuchar, R. (2009) Territorialities in Scotland: perceptions of young people in

Glasgow, Journal of Youth Studies, 12 (6): 727-742.

Deuchar, R. (2009). Urban youth cultures and the re-building of social capital: illustrations from a pilot study in Scotland, A Journal of Youth Work, 1:7-22.

Deuchar, R. (2009) Seen and heard, and then not heard: Scottish pupils’ experience of democratic educational practice during the transition from primary to secondary school, Oxford Review of Education, 35 (1): 23-40.

Deuchar, R. (2008) Facilitator, director or critical friend?: contradiction and congruence in doctoral supervision styles, Teaching in Higher Education, 13 (4): 489-500.

Deuchar, R. (2008) ‘All you need is an idea!’: the impact of values-based participation on pupils’ attitudes towards social activism and enterprise, Improving Schools, 11(1): 23-36.

Recent Media Articles

Deuchar, R. (2019) We’re hooked on a failing drugs law. TESS, 23 August.

Deuchar, R. (2019) ACEs high: Tackling childhood trauma. TESS, 28 June.

Deuchar, R. (2019) Calling time on toxic masculinity. TESS, 26 April.

Deuchar, R. (2018) Can Scotland’s ‘tough guys’ learn how to be real men by getting into yoga? The Scotsman, 27 August.

Deuchar, R. (2018) Time to tackle the flaws in our justice system. The Herald, 22 January.

Deuchar, R. (2016) In times of trouble, faith can see you through. TESS, 11 November.

Deuchar, R. (2016) How yoga and meditation can give violent offenders a new start in life. The Herald, 29 October.

Deuchar, R. (2016) Boxing clever to support young offenders. TESS, 12 February.

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Deuchar, R. (2015) Court support for young people can help cut crime. The Herald, 28 October.

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Deuchar, R. (2015) An unequal struggle. TESS, 13 March.

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Deuchar, R. (2014) Why services for vulnerable young people that must not be cut. The Herald, 24 December.

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Deuchar, R. (2014) before it’s too late. TESS, 7 March.

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