The dangerousness of youth-at-risk: The possibilities of surveillance and intervention in uncertain times

Kelly, Peter (2000) The dangerousness of youth-at-risk: The possibilities of surveillance and intervention in uncertain times. Journal of Adolescence, 23 4: 463-476. doi:10.1006/jado.2000.0331


Author Kelly, Peter
Title The dangerousness of youth-at-risk: The possibilities of surveillance and intervention in uncertain times
Journal name Journal of Adolescence   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0140-1971
Publication date 2000
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1006/jado.2000.0331
Volume 23
Issue 4
Start page 463
End page 476
Total pages 14
Place of publication London
Publisher Academic Press
Collection year 2000
Language eng
Subject C1
330103 Sociology of Education
750312 Youth/child development and welfare
Abstract This paper will explore the dangerous possibilities provoked by the popular and promiscuous construction of the category of youth-at-risk. In an age of large-scale and profound social changes, narratives of uncertainty and risk dominate popular, political and theoretical discourses about youth. Under these social conditions, the discourse of youth-at-risk is mobilized from a variety of intellectual and political positions in various attempts to regulate the behaviors and dispositions of youth. The paper will argue that these discourses provoke dangerous possibilities for the increased surveillance of, and intervention into, young people's lives by regulatory authorities (schools, police, health services, and juvenile justice systems) and the forms of expertise recruited by these agencies. (C) 2000 The Association for Professionals in Services for Adolescents.
Keyword Psychology, Developmental
Bauman,zygmunt
Government
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Publications
 
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