Policing Schools: School Violence and the Juridification of Youth

  • Johannes Lunneblad

Part of the Young People and Learning Processes in School and Everyday Life book series (YPLP, volume 2)

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About this book


This book examines the global phenomenon of school violence and its wide range of behaviours, from school shootings to minor theft, bullying and sexual harassment. Studying the Nordic countries and taking Sweden as an example and case study, the book discusses key features of sexuality, bullying and cyberbullying, radicalization, and violent extremism. It examines different approaches to school violence and discusses them in relation to political and ideological influences, gender relations, and socio-economic conditions. It presents trends in prevention of school violence, policing the school and dilemmas in educating against violent extremism. Since most of the research in this field has been done in post-industrial democracies such as Australia, the UK and the US, the book contributes to the debate by offering new perspectives on violence in schools from the Nordic countries.



school violence in Nordic countries school professionals' categorizations of offenders and victims segregation, class, race and school violence cooperation between school health teams and police school approach to cyberbullying sexuality and school violence criminalization of youth in schools ethnicity, class, gender and crime

Editors and affiliations

  • Johannes Lunneblad
    • 1
  1. 1.Professor of Education, Department of Education, Communication and LearningUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-18604-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-18605-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-5642
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-5650
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