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Holding parents to account: tough on children, tough on the causes of children?
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-07, 20:39 authored by Laurence Koffman
This paper examines the intellectual basis for New Labour's policy of holding parents to account for the misconduct of their children. It argues that the government has relied too heavily on an ill-defined conception of responsibility, whilst failing to address the underlying causes of anti-social behaviour. By way of illustration, the government's strategy is considered in the light of the author's empirical study of anti-social behaviour measures and their impact on families in a disadvantaged area.
JournalJournal of Law and Society
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