The 21st century adolescent: an exploration into the notion of youth anti social behaviour in British societies

Turvey, Amy Mae (2013) The 21st century adolescent: an exploration into the notion of youth anti social behaviour in British societies. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This detailed dissertation focuses around the general notion of youth anti social behaviour in British societies. Using a range of different literature this piece begins to look in depth at the emergence of teenagers, post World War Two and discovering how much this fascinating life stage has changed in modern times with particular reference to anti social behaviour.
    The three key areas that are looked at within this dissertation are the emergence of youth, the influences of youth anti social behaviour and Government policies and legislations relating to this issue. These areas are then examined in greater depth with the help of other crucial arguments surrounding this topic; including the impact of social change, behaviourist theories in relation to teenagers and current and future Government plans for young people.
    Taking all this information into account some significant conclusions are found mostly related to the epic social change British societies have experienced in the last 70 years. Overall, the lifestyle young people live in today’s society is very different and in some ways more stressful than that of many years ago. In modern day society many people have a negative and stereotypical view of young people which can be very destructive to those who do not follow the same path. Furthermore, the general consensus of this dissertation is that in the very near future there will be a huge reform within Government legislation for anti social behaviour which, should in turn help to minimise the stereotypes and anti social behaviour in young people.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Education and Childhood Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2013 14:17
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:32
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/13983

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