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ERIC Number: EJ874935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1367-6261
Young Offending: Towards a Radical/Critical Social Policy
Rogowski, Steve
Journal of Youth Studies, v13 n2 p197-211 Apr 2010
Young offending is perceived as a serious social problem and always remains near the top of the political agenda. Over the post-war years, policy and practice moved from welfare/treatment towards punishment as the key for addressing the problem, culminating in New Labour's Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Thereafter there was increasing concern about antisocial behaviour. But is this an appropriate response? My research with young offenders suggested that it is not, and here, drawing on some of their views, I argue for a more radical/critical social policy based on equality and redistribution. Such steps towards an emancipatory project may seem utopian in the current political, economic and ideological climate dominated by global capitalism, but I argue that it is the way forward. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom