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Kate Brown

Kate Brown is a Lecturer in Social Policy and Crime at the University of York. Her research explores supportive and regulatory processes for vulnerable and ‘troublesome’ groups, focussing especially on young people. She worked previously as a practitioner and manager in the voluntary sector and continues to be active in services for vulnerable women and children.
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Vulnerability and Young People

Care and Social Control in Policy and Practice

Draws on in-depth research with marginalised young people and the professionals who support them to explore the implications of a ‘vulnerability zeitgeist’, asking how far the rise of vulnerability in welfare and criminal justice processes serves the interests of those who are most disadvantaged.

Policy Press