Youth offending in transition: The search for social recognition

M. Barry

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    Taking a new approach to youth crime, this book argues that the transition from childhood to adulthood can be an isolating and disempowering experience for young people. Children and young people are inherently vulnerable because of their age and status – they are a minority group, with the potential for being exploited, discriminated against, dominated and disrespected by adults. Youth Offending in Transition explores how their treatment by adult society may lead young people to resort to crime as a means of gaining respect from their peers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages224
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2006


    • youth offending
    • social recognition
    • youth crime

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