Peer Abuse Among Young People
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Peer Abuse Among Young People : a contextual account

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Peer on peer abuse is on the rise but there is a lack of literature on the topic. Taking a sociological and feminist perspective, this book reshapes the way this abuse is perceived by examining the interplay between the nature of the abuse and the gendered social context. Using case studies, chapters explore associations between abusive incidents and young people's homes, peer groups, schools and neighbourhoods, in addition to broader societal influences such as pornography and politics. It will be invaluable for students and researchers in social work, education, criminology, sociology and psychology, as well as practitioners and policy makers concerned with the protection of young people.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 16mm | 316g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9 tables, 1 halftone and 7 line drawings
  • 113893223X
  • 9781138932234

Table of contents

Section A: Young people who are abused, those who abuse them, and the ways in which it happens Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Moving from an individualised to contextualised account - a theoretical framework Chapter 3 A continuum of abuse - how young people have harmed their peers Chapter 4: Characteristics of young people involved in abuse Section B: And I think to myself, what a wonderful world Chapter 5: I blame the parents...the influence of young people's families, and home environments, on their experiences of peer-on-peer abuse. Chapter 6: The peer group Chapter 7 Sexual harassment and coercion in education Chapter 8: How neighbourhoods and public environments and protect or harm young people Chapter 9: Broader societal influences and societal norms which underpin peer-on-peer abuse Section C: Changing the rules: contextualising abuse identifying harm Chapter 10 How social contexts interplay with one another Chapter 12: Development through dependency Chapter 13 Concluding comments: to rewrite or to replay the rules, that is the question...show more

About Carlene Firmin

Carlene Firmin MBE is a Senior Research Fellow at ‘The International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking’ at the University of Bedfordshire, UKshow more