Reacting differently to violence


Yazid KHERFI

Consultant, urban crime prevention

Seminar Social life | Thursday December 10, 2009 - 18h - 20h

Social exclusion and ostracism formerly started on the outskirts of cities. Today, ironically, attempts to combat the detrimental effects of exclusion felt by suburban dwellers have become a priority in city politics. With a series of repressive laws on the one hand, and urban riots and violent crime on the other, these two worlds are increasingly growing apart. At their borderline, a former armed robber is attempting to rebuild weakened ties, to acknowledge the existence of people who used to hate each other, and to involve them in building an environment where they can live together in harmony. Against the backdrop of the suburbs, he tirelessly demonstrates that violence is not inevitable.

The entire article was written by:

Pascal LEFEBVRE

This session was published in issue n°85 of the Journal de l'École de Paris du management, entitled Juger et comprendre.