Parent abuse:some reflections on the adequacy of a youth justice response

Holt, Amanda (2009) Parent abuse:some reflections on the adequacy of a youth justice response. Internet Journal of Criminology. pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

This short paper draws on data from a recent study which explored parents’ experiences of the youth justice process, including their own receipt of a Parenting Order as a result of their child’s involvement in offending. Whilst talking about their experiences, both mothers and fathers described experiences of ‘parent abuse’ and, drawing on extracts from these accounts, this paper reflects on the appropriateness of a dominant youth justice policy agenda - realised through the Parenting Order – in responding to such experiences. In doing so, it questions what alternatives there may be for responding adequately to ‘parent abuse’ and suggests that a new conceptualisation of the issue is necessary before adequate support and resources can be put in place for such parents and their families.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Internet Journal of Criminology
ID Code:
66371
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Deposited On:
17 Sep 2013 08:06
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
Published
Last Modified:
01 Apr 2020 03:18