Youth Crime and Youth Culture in the Inner City

Youth Crime and Youth Culture in the Inner City

by Bill Sanders
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415355036

ISBN-13: 9780415355032

Pub. Date: 04/12/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Youth Crime and Youth Culture in the Inner City offers an interpretive account of juvenile delinquency within the modern inner city, an environment which is characterized by a long history of social deprivation and high rates of crime. A wide range of topics are explored, such as young people's motivation for, frequency of, and attitudes towards, a variety of

Overview

Youth Crime and Youth Culture in the Inner City offers an interpretive account of juvenile delinquency within the modern inner city, an environment which is characterized by a long history of social deprivation and high rates of crime. A wide range of topics are explored, such as young people's motivation for, frequency of, and attitudes towards, a variety of illegal behaviors, such as street robbery, burglary,
theft, drug use, drug selling and violence. Why do young people commit these offences? Who do they commit them against? How do they feel afterwards? This book attempts to answer these important theoretical questions, utilizing ethnographic research collected over a seven year period and based around the London inner city borough of Lambeth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415355032
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/12/2005
Series:
Routledge Advances in Sociology Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

1. Research in the inner city 2. Lambeth 3. Robbery, burglary, theft 4. Drug use and drug selling 5. Graffiti, joyriding, vandalism 6. Violence 7. Style, group behaviour, interactions with police 8. The moral universes of young people who have offended 9. What is to be done about crime and delinquency in Lambeth?

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