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Boys, Childhood Domestic Abuse and Gang Involvement

Violence at Home, Violence On-Road

By Jade Levell

Published

Jun 13, 2022

Page count

152 pages

ISBN

978-1529219807

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jun 13, 2022

Page count

152 pages

ISBN

978-1529219814

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Boys, Childhood Domestic Abuse and Gang Involvement

Boys and young men have been previously overlooked in domestic violence and abuse policy and practice, particularly in the case of boys who are criminalised and labelled as gang-involved by the time they reach their teens.

Jade Levell offers radical and important insights into how boys in this context navigate their journey to manhood with the constant presence of violence in their lives, in addition to poverty and racial marginalisation. Of equal interest to academics and front-line practitioners, the book highlights the narratives of these young men and makes practice recommendations for supporting these ‘hidden victims’.

Jade Levell is Lecturer in Criminology and Gender Violence at the University of Bristol.

Part 1: Foundations

1. Masculinity, Marginalisation and Patriarchal Violence

2. Invisible Victims of DVA, Hyper-Visible in Gangs

3. Music as Method

Part 2: Life-History Research

4. Childhood Domestic Violence and Abuse

5. Learning How to Be a Man On-Road

6. a Man The Man

7. Love and Fear

8. The Road Ahead

Part 3: Joining the Dots

9. Policy Links

10. Understanding the Pathways from DVA to Gang-Involvement

11. Masculinity, Vulnerability and Violence