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Dealing with Disaffection: Young People, Mentoring and Social Inclusion [Kindle Edition]

Tim Newburn , Michael Shiner , Tara Young
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In recent years increasing attention has been paid to issues of social exclusion and the problematic transition from youthful dependence to adult independence. Often this has had severe consequences, ranging from under achievement and disruptive behaviour in school, through the misuse of alcohol and drugs, to serious or persistent offending. Seeking to address these issues has become a major focus of public policy and a variety of forms of intervention with disaffected youth have been set up.

One of the most talked about forms of intervention with disaffected youth has been 'mentoring'. This book, based on a large-scale research study, examines the lives of a large group of 'disaffected' young people, and considers the impact that involvement in a mentoring programme had on them. In doing so it fills a large gap, providing empirical evidence on the effectiveness of mentoring programmes, providing at the same time a vivid insight into the nature of such disaffection, the realities of contemporary social exclusion among young people and the experience and outcome of mentoring.

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'A very important and illuminating evaluation of a British mentoring programme ... of great interest to all criminologists and researchers on youth problems.' − David Farrington, University of Cambridge, UK

'This is an important work, one whose dual focus (programme and evaluation) will no doubt resonate with practitioners and Criminologists alike.' − Bryan Hogeveen, University of Alberta, Canada

About the Author

Tim Newburn is Professor of Criminology and Director of the Mannheim Centre, London School of Economics, former President of the British Society of Criminology and an experienced and prolific author.

Michael Shiner is a Senior Research Fellow in the Mannheim Centre for Criminology at the London School of Economics.

Tara Young is a Senior Research Fellow in the  Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, London Metropolitan University.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4070 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Willan (17 Jun. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,362,162 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tim Newburn is Professor of Criminology & Social at the London School of Economics, Official Historian of Criminal Justice and a previous President of the British Society of Criminology.

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1.0 out of 5 stars A car crash of a book 10 Nov. 2011
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I came to this book with high expectations and a naive assumption that the author knew what she was writing about. It quickly became clear that this was far, far from the case. The prose is a mess and the less said about the theories it attempts to convey, the better for all of us. Young seems all to content to criticize the research methods of other more respected and qualified social theorists. However Youngs empirical research seems flimsy to non-existent. She is all too happy to criticize ethnographic work that have taken years to accumulate, while presenting counter research which an A-level student would consider too suspect. She lives in a fantasy land inhabited by many such left idealists, compared to whom Ken Livingstone seems right-wing. I am myself a proud liberal but delusional like Young risk undermining the left with their wild and quite frankly dangerous assertions. Left realists such as Professor Jock Young provide a far more palatable concept of liberalism than loony lefties like Young. The best way to avoid disaffection is to avoid this book like the plague.
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