Today my first book is being published by Policy Press. It is quite something to have been working on the project for the last five years in research terms and then see it come out in print. You can order a copy here. If you sign up to the Policy Press newsletter you can recieve a 25% discount. Click here.
‘Boys and young men have been previously overlooked in domestic violence and abuse policy and practice, particularly in the case of boys who are criminalized and labelled as gang-involved by the time they reach their teens. Jade Levell offers radical and important insights into how boys in this context navigate their journey to manhood with the constant presence of violence in their lives, in addition to poverty and racial marginalization. Of equal interest to academics and front-line practitioners, the book highlights the narratives of these young men and makes practice recommendations for supporting these ‘hidden victims’.’
Music is a key feature of the book and I have made an accompanying Spotify playlist- listen here;
I am really pleased to be having a launch event at the British Society of Criminology Conference at the University of Surrey on the 1st July- I am going to be joined by Dr Rod Earle (Open University) and Dr Tara Young (University of Kent) for a critical discussion. I am open to sharing findings and details of the book at talks and events so do get in touch if you are interested in this.
Reviews are in too- here is a selection