"Why do we ask them about their gender, if we then go on to do nothing with it?": constructions of masculinity in youth justice in England and Wales

Eric Baumgartner*

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Abstract

Boys and young men continue to make up 81 percent of the Youth Justice System (YJS) in England and Wales, yet dominant discourses on young people who have been identified as having offended largely neglect to examine the potential role of masculinity in offending and interventions. This article aims to fill the gap of research in this area by exploring the role masculinity may play as understood by practitioners. It concludes that practitioners closely link "localised forms of hegemonic masculinity" to offending behaviour not boys and young men.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Boyhood Studies
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • coping mechanisms
  • localized hegemonic
  • masculinity
  • youth offending

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