Youth in Society

Author: Jeremy Roche
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412900249
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Fully revised in order to incorporate policy development, this book brings together a series of readings to encourage critical reflection and thought about how young people's lives and priorities are changing and becoming more diverse. The book will be of value to 'youth' work professionals and students.

Understanding Youth

Author: Mary Jane Kehily
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781412930642
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Understanding Youth: Perspectives, Identities and Practices addresses the changing context and nature of youth, encouraging readers to understand different conceptualizations of youth, issues of identity and the key social practices that give shape to young people’s lives in the contemporary period.

Youth Justice Handbook

Author: Wayne Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317821742
Format: PDF, Docs
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What knowledge and skills do you need to practise effectively as a professional within the youth justice system? What values should inform your work with children and young people subject to criminal justice sanctions? These are the central questions addressed by the editors and contributors in this comprehensive new text. The Youth Justice Handbook provides an essential resource for practitioners in youth justice as well as those who are studying the subject as part of their training or an academic course. Its aim is to equip practitioners in youth justice and the wider children’s workforce with an understanding of key theoretical concepts from a range of disciplines that might inform and enhance their work. It encourages a critical interrogation of the ideas that underpin practice by drawing on social constructionist approaches to issues such as ‘child development’, ‘crime’ and ‘punishment’ and related concepts. It provides a descriptive account of current practice in areas such as community corrections and incarceration, examining the evidence base for this and suggesting – where appropriate – alternative strategies. The key objective of the Handbook is to provide students with the confidence to critically reflect on the ideas and debates that currently influence the work undertaken with young people as well as those that may shape practice in the future. By equipping them with the basic skills of analysis and an understanding of key themes and developments, it aims to further promote their progression as reflective practitioners and autonomous learners. The Youth Justice Handbook takes a multidisciplinary approach, and contains chapters from leading experts in the field which draw on original research and practical experience of working in the area. It is divided into five parts: • Contexts of childhood and youth • Research, knowledge and evidence in youth justice • Policy, possibilities and penal realities in youth justice • Reflective practice • Widening contexts

Understanding Youth in Late Modernity

Author: France
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335229743
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This illuminating new book embeds our understanding of the youth question within a historical context. It shows how the ideas of past political action, in conjunction with the diverse paradigms of social science disciplines, have shaped modern conceptions of the youth question.

Working with Young People

Author: Sheila Curran
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 144628705X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Working with Young People is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need for supporting young people as they learn about themselves, others and society and prepare for the transition to adulthood. It introduces the fundamental concepts and issues that lie at the heart of contemporary work with young people and challenges you to think deeply about: - the social context of young people - values and principles that underpin practice - the variety of settings in which practice takes place, and - the importance of informal learning in the lives of young people. Whether you are a new student or returning to study, Working with Young Poeple provides a stimulating introduction and a foundation for further study. Sheila Curran is Senior Lecturer at The Open University. Roger Harrison is Senior Lecturer at The Open University. Donald Mackinnon is Lecturer at The Open University.

Work with Young People

Author: Jason J Wood
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412928850
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This authoritative text is a must-read for anyone working, or training to work, with young people. It considers how theory, policy and practice intersect and influence one another in today’s challenging and rapidly changing social, economic, and political contexts. Offering a timely contribution to the debate, it covers key themes and developments, including the principles that underpin work with young people, the policy and practice in a wide range of contexts, both national and international, the key concepts currently high on the policy and practice agenda, and how we understand the lives of young people, in particular investigating their ‘real worlds’ and understanding their social construction.

Criminological Perspectives

Author: Eugene McLaughlin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446275515
Format: PDF
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This revised and expanded Third Edition of the internationally acclaimed Criminological Perspectives is the most comprehensive reader available in the field. Wide-ranging and global in scope and coverage, Criminological Perspectives will enable you to critically engage with the various concepts and theoretical positions that you'll encounter throughout your studies. In addition to essays that have had a seminal influence on the development of criminology, new articles have been included to cover topics of contemporary criminological significance, including: - surveillance - digitized crime - terrorism and political violence - environmental crime - human trafficking - techno-social networks - narco-crime - global inequalities The 56 articles are organised thematically, complete with introductions that place them in context and to illustrate the approaches taken by different schools of criminological thought. Criminological Perspectives will prove an indispensible resource, whether you're studying criminology, criminal justice studies, socio-legal studies, penology, security studies, surveillance studies, or sociology.

Youth in Context

Author: Martin Robb
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781412930673
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The lives of young people in the UK, as elsewhere in the world, have changed in dramatic ways in recent years. Important changes have taken place in the social structures and processes shaping young people's lives, including changes in schooling and in higher education, the loss of the traditional youth labour market, and shifts in the nature of family and intimate relationships. This text addresses the changing context and nature of youth, encouraging readers to understand different conceptualisations of youth, issues of identity and the key social practices that give shape to young people's lives in the contemporary period. Key Features: Introduces the key perspectives, identities and practices involved in understanding youth Offers a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to young people's lives Draws upon rich biographical case studies of young people, emphasising young people's own voices Provides a comprehensive overview of youth in the late modernity Presents a clear and accessible approach to complex issues. This invaluable book will be essential reading for students and practitioners concerned with youth and youth work, and of particular relevance for those on undergraduate across a range of social science and education courses who seek to understand youth in changing times.

Theory and Research in Promoting Public Health

Author: Sarah Earle
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 184920229X
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Theory and Research in Promoting Public Health is an important text that addresses these questions, exploring the key concepts, debates, and issues involved in multi-disciplinary public health. The book considers the complex and diverse nature of public health and helps readers critically appraise the theories, research, and policies that inform multidisciplinary public health practice.

Youth and Society

Author: Vappu Tyyskä
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551303531
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In this thorougly updated and expanded second edition, Vappu Tyyska takes a critical look at the problems and challenges facing Canadian youth. The author's expert and sensitive synthesis of Canadian, American, and British sources shows that the negative stereotypes of adolescents and youth are not supported by sociological research. On the contrary, social institutions alternately neglect, exploit, and penalize young people. Tyyska introduces readers to the most important findings of a generation of research in the field, including an examination of the significance of gender, race, and ethnicity. In ten concise chapters, readers are introduced to the key issues in the sociology of youth. The book opens with concepts and theories and a solid historical orientation. Families and socialization, education, work, and sexuality and intimacy are profiled, maintaining the international comparison. Critical issues of peers, identity, and culture are addressed in a much-expanded chapter that presents a discussion of young people's recreational activities against a backdrop of their political engagement, including party politics, social movements and community involvement. An important chapter addresses youth crime. New to this edition, the health chapter provides a much-needed overview of youth health issues, including mental health, intimate and family violence, sexual health, substance use, and the general health of marginalized youth.