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This book critically examines socio-political constructions of risk related to sexual offending behaviour by and among children and young people and charts the rise of harmful sexual or exploitative behaviour among peers, drawing on a range of theoretical frameworks and primary research. Discussion of these behaviours is exhibited against a backdrop of the premature cultural sexualisation of contemporary childhood, which challenges traditional conceptions of childhood, victimhood and gendered sexual identities more broadly. It examines the complexities of peer-based sexual behaviours in a range of settings, including within organisational contexts such as schools and care homes, within families and peer-based relationships, as well as online contexts including sexting and cyberbullying. It draws out the myriad legal, practical and policy challenges of negotiating the boundaries between normal/experimental, risky/problematic and harmful sexual behaviour, and in particular the demarcation between coercion and consent, both for professionals as well as children and young people themselves.Read more
- Combines high-level theoretical analysis with original empirical research in the form of over thirty semi-structured interviews with professionals working with children and young people affected by harmful sexual or exploitative behaviour.
- Examines the principal factors underlying the emergence of harmful sexual or exploitative behaviour among children and adolescents and the myriad challenges within today's highly sexualized cultural landscape
- Examines 'peer-to-peer-forms of exploitation and abuse in a range of contexts in both online and offline contexts
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'Children as Risk is a superb monograph that I would recommend to others without hesitation. Laura Bainbridge, The British Journal of Criminology
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- Date Published: November 2018
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107144842
- length: 372 pages
- dimensions: 235 x 157 x 24 mm
- weight: 0.66kg
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
Part I. The Theoretical and Policy Context:
1. Conceptualising children as 'risk: an introduction
2. Child sexual exploitation and abuse: a contemporary history of concerns
3. The social and political construction of sexual offending concerning children
Part II. Children As 'Risk': Children and Young People Who Display Harmful Sexual or Exploitative Behaviour:
4. The emergence of harmful sexual behaviour
5. Peer-to-peer grooming: a re-appraisal
6. The nature and scope of peer-to-peer exploitation and abuse: towards a typology of 'harm'
7. Legal and societal responses to 'risk'
Part III. Future Approaches:
8. Conclusion: re-imagining 'risk'.
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