By Carol Hayden, Denise Martin
The habit and safeguard of youngsters and youngsters in and round faculties is a subject of world-wide main issue. From university shootings and deaths on university premises to the daily habit of children at school, this book explores what's taking place in colleges in Britain and hyperlinks it with facts from in other places on the earth.
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80) Schools, control and ASB Schools have always been controlling environments through both overt and less obvious methods. And while more extreme methods of control – that come under the umbrella of corporal punishment – have (thankfully) been largely consigned to history in Britain, other less obvious methods continue. For instance, drawing on Foucault’s (1977) influential work on discipline and punishment, Cladis (1999, p. 1, p. 49). But in the contemporary British school such informal methods of ensuring normative compliance are being supplemented by more formal – and criminalising – methods (and language).
Truancy is tackled, not just because it is an educational issue, but because it is assumed to increase the risk of crime being committed. This is not a new assessment. Over 50 years ago Albert Cohen (1955) was of the opinion that anti-social attitudes were linked to truancy and failure at school. For Mannheim (1965), truants had greater opportunity and were therefore more likely to get into trouble. By the 1970s there was talk of a ‘truancy crisis’ (Pratt, 1983). , 2000). But, as Flood-Page and colleagues (2000) comment: ‘while there is a clear link between truancy and delinquency, attributing cause and effect remains an area of debate’ (p.
It is a place of safety and is resourced for young people in a way that the home and street cannot be . . . [But] . . . Most schools do not seem like places designed to satisfy children’s expressed wishes. Edward Blishen, reading children’s competition essays on ‘the school I’d like,’ admits ‘the image of the prison returned to me again and again’ (Blishen, 1969:14). A sad truth? (pp. 7–8) Clearly the essays referred to were written decades ago, but does this make them any less relevant today?
Crime, Anti-Social Behaviour and Schools by Carol Hayden, Denise Martin