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Adolescent to Parent Violence: An open seminar from Edge Hill University and the British Society of Criminology

The majority of the parent abuse research in the UK has come out of the criminology discipline, and so it was fitting that the Criminology Research Group at Edge Hill University chose Adolescent to Parent Violence as the topic for the first open seminar in a new series sponsored by the British Society of Criminology. Three presentations: from Helen Baker, Simon Retford and Amanda Holt, brought us up to date with some of the current issues being considered. Continue reading

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Problematising young men

Dr Helen Baker has kindly sent me details of an article which was published in Criminal Justice Matters in March this year, Exploring how teenage boys are constructed in relation to parent abuse. The full citation is: Helen Baker (2012): Exploring how teenage boys are constructed in relation to parent abuse, Criminal Justice Matters, 87:1, 48-49

She develops these ideas further in the Social Policy and Society themed issue, of April 2012 issue (Vol. 11, issue 2), Problematising the Relationship between Teenage Boys and Parent Abuse: Constructions of Masculinity and Violence, in a paper which was first presented at a symposium at Sheffield Hallam University in March 2010.

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Parent abuse themed issue, Social Policy and Society

The journal, Social Policy and Society, is carrying a themed section entitled Exploring Parent Abuse, in the April 2012 issue (Vol. 11, issue 2),  with a series of nine articles.

Introduction: Exploring Parent Abuse – Building Knowledge across Disciplines, Caroline Hunter and Judy Nixon

Parent Abuse: Can Law Be the Answer? Caroline Hunter and Christine Piper

Practitioners’ Constructions of Parent Abuse, Judy Nixon

Adolescent to Parent Violence and Youth Justice in England and Wales, Rachel Condry and Caroline Miles

Parent Abuse by Young People on the Edge of Care: A Child Welfare Perspective, Nina Biehal

Problematising the Relationship between Teenage Boys and Parent Abuse: Constructions of Masculinity and Violence, Helen Baker

Is Parent Abuse a Form of Domestic Violence? Paula Wilcox

Researching Parent Abuse: A Critical Review of the Methods, Amanda Holt

Some Useful Sources, Caroline Hunter and Judy Nixon

It is certainly good to see the growth in interest and research in the field of parent abuse within Britain.

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