Changing Narratives of Youth Crime: From Social Causes to Threats to the Social

Author:   Bernd Dollinger
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN:  

9780367074692


Pages:   164
Publication Date:   19 July 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Bernd Dollinger
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.386kg
ISBN:  

9780367074692


ISBN 10:   0367074699
Pages:   164
Publication Date:   19 July 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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This book is unique. Dollinger draws on as different data as political debates, professional voices and the perspective of young offenders to show how crime can be narrated in many different ways. Studying this from 1970 and to date the main insight is still that narration is limited to some major coalitions and dominating stories, thus revealing both the creative potential and limitations of public storytelling. Changing Narratives of Youth Crime is an unusual and successful combination of theoretical insights and solid empirical analysis. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in exploring the potential of narrative studies in criminology, or who are interested in contemporary and historical representations of crime in Europe. Sveinung Sandberg, Professor of Criminology, University of Oslo, Norway


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Bernd Dollinger is a professor of pedagogy and social work at the University of Siegen, Germany. Youth crime is his long-standing focus of research. Bernd's special research interests relate to drug use, criminal policy, professionalism in dealing with juvenile delinquency and processes of identity negotiation of youths. He has published extensively on juvenile delinquency. His publications include handbooks, textbooks and numerous research papers. Most recently, he has been particularly interested in reconstructing measures against crime 'from below', as it were, from the often neglected perspective of the defendants and convicts. They in particular have a lot to tell, and their stories are individually linked to cultural crime discourses.

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