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Vulnerability and young people: Care and social control in policy and practice

Kate Brown


The identification and management of vulnerability has come to play an important role in welfare and criminal justice processes, yet the rising popularity of the notion has largely escaped scrutiny. This book brings together powerful lived realities of vulnerability with academic and practical applications of the concept, exploring the implications of a ‘vulnerability zeitgeist’ in policy and practice. It draws on in-depth research with marginalised young people and professionals who support them to question how far the rise of vulnerability serves the interests of those who are most disadvant ... More

Keywords: vulnerability, social control, deviance, vulnerable youth, conditionality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447318170
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318170.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Brown, author
University of York, UK