Addressing the social problem of youth violence
Posted on 27 May 2014
Dr Vanita Sundaram has a new book published: Preventing Youth Violence: Rethinking the Role of Gender in Schools.
Youth violence is a persisting social problem. National and global campaigns and interventions have sought to influence young people's behaviour and attitudes, yet rates of youth violence have not decreased significantly.
Preventing Youth Violence: Rethinking the Role of Gender in Schools argues that young people's perspectives should inform future work on violence prevention and that particular attention should be given to how they relate to different forms of violence and also to the role of gender.
This will enable future prevention work to be more targeted and to acknowledge teenagers' varying understandings of violence. The book indicates that British teenagers consider some forms of violence to be acceptable, understandable and even deserved, and that violence is not always viewed as problematic. It explores the reasons underlying these views on violence and considers how this knowledge can be used in prevention work in schools.
Preventing Youth Violence: Rethinking the Role of Gender in Schools.