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Author France, Alan.

Title A political ecology of youth and crime / Alan France, Dorothy Bottrell, Derrick Armstrong
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, [2012]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  364.36 Fra/Peo  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 203 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Contents note continued: Assessment in youth justice -- Early interventions for those ̀at risk' -- Conclusion -- 4.The Ecology and Culture of Peer Groups -- Introduction -- Peer groups as ̀delinquency training' -- Peer groups and friendships -- Friends, ̀others' and the contexts of peer relations -- Hanging out, going out and ̀chilling out' -- Peer back-up on the streets -- Peers, conflict and empowerment in school -- Changing peer groups -- Conclusion -- 5.Education and Crime -- Introduction -- Accounts of low achievement and low commitment -- Policy construction of behavioural categories -- Truancy, exclusion and criminal careers -- Permanent exclusion from mainstream schools -- Acquiring special educational needs -- Young people's views on PRUs and special schools -- Alternative provision and pathways -- Commitment, achievement, resilience and restoration -- Conclusion -- 6.The Ecology of Family Relationships -- Introduction --
Contents note continued: Family risk factors in developmental criminology -- Young people and families: Routines and relationships -- Home rules -- Family roles and young people's offending -- The impact of offending and interventions on families -- Family adversities -- Conclusion -- 7.The Ecology of Being ̀in care' -- Introduction -- Being in care as a ̀risk factor' -- In and out of care -- The nature of ̀being in care' -- The social ecology of care: Diversity and trajectories -- Managing identities in care -- The importance of peers and friends -- The social care system and risk -- Professional intervention -- Conclusion -- Conclusion: Youth, Crime and ̀ordinary life' Through an Ecological Lens -- Ecological impacts and the ̀bounding' of choice -- The ̀nested' qualities of social action -- Resilience as a social resource -- Power and Injustice In political ecology -- Conclusion
Machine generated contents note: Political ecology -- Beyond developmental criminology -- Resilience and social ecology -- Research background -- Outline of the book -- 1.A Theory of the Political Ecology of Youth and Crime -- Introduction -- A political ecology of human development -- Power and political ecology -- Human development and social identity -- Conclusion -- 2.The Ecology of Place and Space -- Introduction -- Social disorganisation in disadvantaged neighbourhoods -- The normalisation of crime, risk and danger in places and spaces -- The ecology of ̀protection' in high-crime areas -- Social control and regulation in high-crime areas -- ̀Feeling safe' in risky and dangerous places -- Place, space and ̀disrupted' lives -- Conclusion -- 3.Being Criminal -- Introduction -- Pro-social and anti-social childhood -- ̀Ordinary lives' -- Being criminal: ̀Things' happen -- The ̀situating' and management of boredom -- ̀Being a kid' and social ecology -- ̀In the system' --
Summary "This book proposes a new conceptual framework for theorizing young people's relationship with crime. It emerges from a critique of the narrow approach advocated by developmental criminology and argues for an analysis that recognizes and includes the important contribution that the young themselves can make to the theorizing and understanding of their relationship with crime. Explicitly using the voices of a group of working class young people who are defined as "a social problem," this approach emphasis's how criminal identities and pathways are strongly influenced by the interactions embedded in political ecological systems and relationships. Drawing upon the work of the social psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner and sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, this book explores young people's "nested" and "political" ecological relationships with crime. The Political Ecology of Youth and Crime examines the impacts of these relationships through an empirical investigation of the important "places" and "spaces" in young people's lives; in their social relationships with peers and family members; and within formal institutional systems such as education, youth justice and social care. This book makes an important new contribution to how we understand the relationship between youth and crime in the contexts of sociology, criminology, social psychology and education."--Publisher's website
Analysis Juvenile justice policies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Crime -- Sociological aspects.
Juvenile delinquency.
Author Armstrong, Derrick, 1953-
Bottrell, Dorothy.
LC no. 2012277263
ISBN 9780230280533