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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/292650
Title:
Young white British men and knife-carrying in public
Authors:
Palasinski, Marek; Riggs, Damien
Abstract:
Whilst quantitative research to date gives us some indication of the prevalence at which knife-carrying occurs among young British men, there have been few explanations for why it occurs, and for what the relationship might be between broader social issues of control and power and the behaviours of young men themselves. Drawing on interviews with 16 young white British men, the present paper explores the ways in which the sample accounted for knife-carrying. Two interpretative repertoires were identified: (1) attributions of blame to authorities for a lack of protection and a subsequent justification of knife-carrying, and (2) discussions of masculinity in relation to knife-carrying. The findings suggest that what is required are policy and practice responses that take into account the symbolic functions of knives for young white men, and which recognise the dilemmatic bind that such men are caught in when they attempt to negotiate competing demands of protection and control.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
APA
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Critical Criminology
Issue Date:
6-Jul-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/292650
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Psychological Research

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dc.contributor.authorPalasinski, Mareken_GB
dc.contributor.authorRiggs, Damien-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-23T15:10:11Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-23T15:10:11Z-
dc.date.issued2012-07-06-
dc.identifier.citationAPAen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/292650-
dc.description.abstractWhilst quantitative research to date gives us some indication of the prevalence at which knife-carrying occurs among young British men, there have been few explanations for why it occurs, and for what the relationship might be between broader social issues of control and power and the behaviours of young men themselves. Drawing on interviews with 16 young white British men, the present paper explores the ways in which the sample accounted for knife-carrying. Two interpretative repertoires were identified: (1) attributions of blame to authorities for a lack of protection and a subsequent justification of knife-carrying, and (2) discussions of masculinity in relation to knife-carrying. The findings suggest that what is required are policy and practice responses that take into account the symbolic functions of knives for young white men, and which recognise the dilemmatic bind that such men are caught in when they attempt to negotiate competing demands of protection and control.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren_GB
dc.titleYoung white British men and knife-carrying in publicen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_GB
dc.identifier.journalCritical Criminologyen_GB
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