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ERIC Number: EJ941793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Teenagers as Victims in the Press
Andersson, Gunvor; Lundstrom, Tommy
Children & Society, v21 n3 p175-188 May 2007
Research into press reporting on young people has tended to concentrate on young people as offenders. In contrast, this article focuses on press coverage of teenagers as victims. Reports in two Swedish newspapers (a morning broadsheet and an evening tabloid) were studied over a period of four months and subjected to a qualitative analysis of discourse on teenagers as victims of various forms of violence and ill-treatment. It was found that danger and threats to the teenagers were seen as gendered, and as emanating from their own age group and from outside the home and family. The class background of the victims was not salient and child welfare issues were seldom mentioned.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden