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The Sociological Landscape of Youth Confinement

Cox, Alexandra (2021) 'The Sociological Landscape of Youth Confinement.' Sociology Compass, 15 (12). ISSN 1751-9020

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Abstract

This article examines key sociological questions that are raised by the confinement of children and young people. Globally, there are approximately one million children held in confinement, and there is an emerging body of qualitative sociological research in this area. This article examines the role that social constructions of childhood innocence and evil play in shaping the processes of protection and removal, and how these constructions play a role in mediating state strategies of punishment and rehabilitation. The article also draws from an emerging body of qualitative sociological research to examine the role of youth confinement institutions in socializing vulnerable young people.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: youth justice; youth imprisonment; imprisonment; justice; confinement
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2021 12:59
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:32
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/31202

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