Framing 'drug prevention' for young people in contact with the criminal justice system in England: views from practitioners in the field

Duke, Karen L. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2567-4218, Thom, Betsy and Gleeson, Helen ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0505-5281 (2019) Framing 'drug prevention' for young people in contact with the criminal justice system in England: views from practitioners in the field. Journal of Youth Studies . ISSN 1367-6261 (Published online first) (doi:10.1080/13676261.2019.1632818)

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Abstract

Drawing on the work of Rein and Schon (1993; 1996), we explore the ways in which ‘young people’, ‘vulnerability’, ‘risk’, ‘prevention’ and ‘prevention practice’ were defined and framed by practitioners engaged in the design, delivery and commissioning of drug prevention interventions for young people in contact with the criminal justice system. We argue that practitioners describe their work in terms of both a preventative frame – based on a ‘deficit’ model - and a transformative praxis frame, more in line with an increasing shift towards ‘positive youth justice’ where practitioners aspire to actively involve the young person in a process of change. The implications of those, often competing, frames are discussed in relation to the development of prevention approaches and the challenges in designing drugs prevention for this group of young people. The paper is based on interviews and focus groups with thirty-one practitioners in England and is part of the EU funded EPPIC project (Exchanging Prevention Practices on Polydrug Use among Youth in Criminal Justice Systems 2017-2020).

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 26870
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published online by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Youth Studies on 23/06/2019, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2019.1632818
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Depositing User: Karen Duke
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2019 08:08
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 13:11
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/26870

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