Stephen Akinsanya

Stephen Akinsanya

Stephen Akinsanya is a barrister at 15 NBS, broadcaster, and author on all issues concerned with youth violence. He is committed to improving the lives of young people and is founder and CEO of Life of Focus.

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Tackling knife crime

Youth violence is a public health issue and it will only get worse without positive intervention, argues Stephen Akinsanya

15 January 2024

Criminal Bar: why it’s more than ‘just another strike’

A reminder of what’s at stake. By Stephen Akinsanya

15 August 2022

Jogee: no winners in this case

An insight into what it’s like being a young defendant in a gang-related murder trial. Did Jogee change the ‘odds’? Is the doctrine still a stark reality?

18 December 2019
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