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Young People and Social Control

Problems and Prospects from the Margins

Authors: Deuchar, Ross, Bhopal, Kalwant

  • Explores and examines young people's experiences of social control and the role of the state in their daily lives
  • Foregrounds the views and perceptions of young people living at the margins of society
  • Draws upon in-depth interviews and observation of young people in schools, youth clubs, courts, police cells and prisons as well as insights from teachers, police officers and youth workers 
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About this book

This book explores young people’s experiences of social control and the state, especially those living at the margins of society within the UK. In particular, the book focuses on disadvantaged young people’s experiences in education, in the labour market, with police and within the criminal justice system. It draws upon insights gathered by the authors in Scotland and England via in-depth interviews with, and observation of, young people in multiple settings and the barriers they come across in terms of justice, equity and inclusion. 
Deuchar and Bhopal present a range of creative and engaging case studies that illustrate where barriers have been broken down between young people and the agents of social control and elucidate upon how a sense of justice and inclusion has emerged. With its wide-ranging, multi-perspective approach, this study will be essential reading for scholars and students of sociology, criminology and youth studies, as well as holding appeal for policy-makers and practitioners.

About the authors

Ross Deuchar is Assistant Dean (Research, Enterprise and International) in the School of Education and Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Unit on Crime, Policing and Social Justice within the University of the West of Scotland.  
Kalwant Bhopal is Professor of Education and Social Justice in the Centre for Research in Race and Education, University of Birmingham, UK.

Reviews

“Young People and Social Control significantly deepens our understanding of the ‘youth condition’, not least because it is uniquely grounded in an astute exploration of the voices and experiences of the marginalised young. It is a standout text, not only for its fresh insights into an increasingly racialized ‘deficit discourse,’ but also for its more positive vision of how barriers between young people and agents of social control might begin to be broken down.” (John Muncie, Emeritus Professor of Criminology, The Open University)

“In this important new work, Deuchar and Bhopal seek to reverse the cycle of moral panic and reactionary policymaking. They give authentic voice to marginalised young people’s concerns and fears regarding stigmatisation across a series of key life domains including schools and employment, but primarily the systems of criminal justice and crime control that are so closely associated with them.” (Shadd Maruna, University of Manchester, UK)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Deuchar, Ross (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Young People, Marginality and Social Control – What Do We Know so Far?

    Deuchar, Ross (et al.)

    Pages 11-27

  • Schools, Discipline, Racism and Disaffection

    Deuchar, Ross (et al.)

    Pages 29-49

  • Employment, Discrimination and Stigmatising Discourses

    Deuchar, Ross (et al.)

    Pages 51-72

  • Young People, Police Officers and the Barriers to Enacting Procedural Justice

    Deuchar, Ross (et al.)

    Pages 73-98

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52908-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52907-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-85013-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Young People and Social Control
Book Subtitle
Problems and Prospects from the Margins
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52908-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52908-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52907-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85013-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 183
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