Date of Award

7-11-2015

Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

First Advisor

Mann, Ruth

Keywords

Pathways Theory, Qualitative, Resilience, Secondary Analysis, Struggle, Youth

Rights

info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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Abstract

Marginalized youth in Canada face a number of struggles, and some deal with multiple risks associated with criminalization. Despite this, most do not come into conflict with the law. This thesis examines how female youth who avoid criminalization understand their experiences through a secondary analysis of depth interviews conducted in 2005 and 2006 on youth violence and other risks associated with criminalization. Drawing upon feminist pathways theory, thematic analysis and theorizing on the narrated self, the thesis explores internal and external resources salient to the young women's journey towards resiliency and responsible adulthood.

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