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Responding to Youth Violence Through Youth Work$
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Mike Seal and Pete Harris

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447323099

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447323099.001.0001

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Responding at the structural (S) level

Responding at the structural (S) level

(p.109) Six Responding at the structural (S) level
Responding to Youth Violence Through Youth Work

Mike Seal

Pete Harris

Policy Press

This chapter uses critical theory to explore how youth workers need to consciously seek to avoid collusion with structural violence. The authors’ data suggests that many young people across the EU feel they are, in effect, situated within a violent relationship with the state and the police. There is strong evidence that large numbers of young people are being caught up in anti-crime measures that penalise them in terms of their freedom to gather in public spaces, irrespective of their involvement in crime or violence. The authors show how this is resulting in a deepening of young people’s sense of exclusion from the rest of society. The authors argue that youth workers should be facilitated within managerial structures to challenge this structural and symbolic violence, and they provide some theoretical concepts, such as sousveillance, to equip youth workers with some tools to do so.

Keywords:   structural violence, symbolic violence, state, police, sousveillance, young people

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