Can Professional Interventions Contribute to an Escalation in Cases of Youth Violence? Considering the Impact of the Shift from Informal to Formal Youth Support on an Inner City Housing Estate

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Alexander, J. (2021). Can Professional Interventions Contribute to an Escalation in Cases of Youth Violence? Considering the Impact of the Shift from Informal to Formal Youth Support on an Inner City Housing Estate. Youth Justice. pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1177/1473225421990758
AuthorsAlexander, J.
Abstract

Youth violence is on the increase across many UK cities and although national trends, such as more networked entrepreneurial drug dealing, are contributing to the spread of such incidents, localised community environments play a significant role in the development of violent youth cultures. Based on a 4-year ethnographic study, this article explores how the shift from a resident led, relationship-based interaction, to a more professionalised evidenced-based intervention model, increased the risk of young people getting involved in youth violence. Efforts to address youth violence should consider including more relational informal support networks, alongside more specialist interventions.

Keywordscollective efficacy, ethnography, informal social control, neighbourhoods, professionalism, relationships, serious youth violence, social deprivation
Year2021
JournalYouth Justice
Journal citationpp. 1-17
PublisherSAGE Publications
ISSN1747-6283
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1473225421990758
Web address (URL)https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1473225421990758
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Print03 Feb 2021
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Deposited16 Jun 2022
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Alexander, J., Can Professional Interventions Contribute to an Escalation in Cases of Youth Violence? Considering the Impact of the Shift from Informal to Formal Youth Support on an Inner City Housing Estate, Youth Justice, pp. 1-17. Copyright © 2021 Sage Publications. DOI: 10.1177/1473225421990758

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