Youth Offending in Transition
The Search for Social Recognition
By (author) Monica Barry
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Youth Offending in Transition by Monica Barry
Book DescriptionTaking a new approach to youth crime, this book argues that the transition from childhood to adulthood can be an isolating and disempowering experience for young people. Children and young people are inherently vulnerable because of their age and status - they are a minority group, with the potential for being exploited, discriminated against, dominated and disrespected by adults. Youth Offending in Transition explores how their treatment by adult society may lead young people to resort to crime as a means of gaining respect from their peers. Using concepts of capital and the narratives of young offenders themselves, this book is based on original research into the reasons why young people start and stop offending. It discusses the following topics: * criminal theory and the significance of youth transitions to the 'age-crime curve' * social identity and reputation amongst young people * social inequalities and their influence on youth transitions * the criminalization and discrimination of young people by adults * the importance of social recognition in reducing offending.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415367929
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Monica Barry
Youth Offending and Youth Justice, Paperback (September 2009)
Youth Offending and Youth Justice engages constructively with current policy and practice debates, tackling issues such as the criminalisation and penalisation of youth, sentencer decision-making, the incarceration of young people and the role of public opinion. It also features an applied focus on professional practice.
Youth Offending in Transition, Hardback (June 2006)
Using concepts of capital and the narratives of young offenders themselves, this book is based on original research into the reasons why young people start and stop offending. It examines theories of youth transitions, criminality and social capital, providing innovative ways of understanding criminal careers.
Youth Policy and Social Inclusion, Paperback (December 2004)» View all books by Monica Barry
This book turns the problems of youth on its head and questions the extent to which the attiudes and polices of adults ignore and exacerbate, rather than acknowledge and resolve the problems young people face. This book is controversial in challenging existing theory policy and practice in relation to the issue of youth.
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