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A thematic analytical exploration into secondary school teachers’ views and experiences of risk factors for youth offending behaviour.

Webster, Katie Alexandra (2016) A thematic analytical exploration into secondary school teachers’ views and experiences of risk factors for youth offending behaviour. Manchester Metropolitan University. (Unpublished)

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Previous research into the related risk factors for youth offending behaviour has been explored from both a youth’s perspective and a criminal justice system perspective. The aim of this study was to provide teachers views and experiences with regards to youth offending behaviour and the impact they believe they can have on said behaviours. Six semi-structured interviews of secondary school teachers, from one school in the North of England, were undertaken. A qualitative approach was adopted from a realist epistemological position. Three key themes were identified through a thematic analysis of the teachers’ views and experiences; perceived influences, the impact of school, and the perception of crime and other individuals. Links were found between the current studies themes and previous research with regards to risk factors for youth offending behaviour. The current study recognises that further research needs to be conducted into the impact teachers can have in the reduction of youth offending behaviour and related risk factors. Interviewing teachers from a variety of schools across the country could provide a further insight into different experiences.

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