1. Introduction

  1. Christine Barter and
  2. David Berridge
  1. Christine Barter and
  2. David Berridge

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976586.ch1

Children Behaving Badly?: Peer Violence between Children and Young People

Children Behaving Badly?: Peer Violence between Children and Young People

How to Cite

Barter, C. and Berridge, D. (2010) Introduction, in Children Behaving Badly?: Peer Violence between Children and Young People (eds C. Barter and D. Berridge), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470976586.ch1

Editor Information

  1. School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK

Author Information

  1. School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

Book Series:

  1. The Nspcc/Wiley Series in Protecting Children

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christopher Cloke2,
  2. Jan Horwath3 and
  3. Peter Sidebotham4

Series Editor Information

  1. 2

    NSPCC, 42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NX, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TU, UK

  3. 4

    Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470694404

Online ISBN: 9780470976586

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • children behaving badly - a national scandal, a crisis never before seen;
  • rule of the street, and delinquent sub-cultures - replacing comfort of family values;
  • social problem - violence between children and young people;
  • professional and public attention, though moral panic agenda - and counter-productive;
  • National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) - UK children's charity;
  • violence, disputed concept - definition of violence, physical, sexual, emotional and verbal forms;
  • violent childhoods and punishment - complex and controversial area, media-fuelled trepidation about epidemic of violent children;
  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child;
  • child welfare policy and practice - ambiguity and discord;
  • professional practice, not reflecting young people's own concerns - and wishes, regarding impact of peer violence

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Overview of Our Work on Peer Violence

  • Definitions and Meanings

  • Violent Childhoods – Protection to Punishment

  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

  • Childhood Experiences

  • Child Welfare Policy and Practice – Ambiguity and Discord

  • Theoretical Standpoint of the Book

  • Rationale for Inclusion

  • Layout of Book

  • References