Against Youth Violence

A Social Harm Perspective

By Luke Billingham and Keir Irwin-Rogers

Published

Oct 27, 2022

Page count

200 pages

Series

Studies in Social Harm

ISBN

978-1529214062

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Oct 27, 2022

Page count

200 pages

Series

Studies in Social Harm

ISBN

978-1529214055

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Oct 27, 2022

Page count

200 pages

Series

Studies in Social Harm

ISBN

978-1529214079

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Against Youth Violence

For many children and young people, Britain is a harmful society in which to grow up. This book contextualises the violence that occurs between a small number of young people within a wider perspective on social harm.

Aimed at academics, youth workers and policymakers, the book presents a new way to make sense of this pressing social problem. The authors also propose measures to substantially improve the lives of Britain's young people - in areas ranging from the early years, to youth services and the criminal justice system.

Keir Irwin-Rogers is Lecturer in Criminology at The Open University.

Luke Billingham is a Youth & Community Worker at Hackney Quest and a Research Associate at the Open University.

Introduction: Against Youth Violence & Against “Youth Violence”

1. The Nature and Scale of Interpersonal Violence in Britain

2. Developing an Approach to Social Harm

3. The Importance of Mattering in Young People’s Lives

4. Social Harm and Mattering in Young People’s Lives

5. Social Harm, Mattering and Violence

6. Harmful Responses to “Youth Violence”

Conclusion: Towards a Less Harmful Society for Young People