Can professional interventions contribute to an escalation in cases of youth violence? Considering the impact of the shift from informal to formal youth support on an inner city housing estate

Alexander, James (2021) Can professional interventions contribute to an escalation in cases of youth violence? Considering the impact of the shift from informal to formal youth support on an inner city housing estate. Youth Justice. pp. 1-17. ISSN 1473-2254

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Abstract / Description

Youth violence is on the increase across many UK cities and although national trends, such as more networked entrepreneurial drug dealing, are contributing to the spread of such incidents, localised community environments play a significant role in the development of violent youth cultures. Based on a four year ethnographic study, this article explores how the shift from a resident led, relationship based interaction, to a more professionalised evidenced based intervention model, increased the risk of young people getting involved in youth violence. Efforts to address youth violence should consider including more relational informal support networks, alongside more specialist interventions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: youth justice; collective efficacy; knife crime; youth violence; neighbourhood
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: James Alexander
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2021 09:22
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2021 09:22
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/6338

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