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Childhood divided: child soliders and gang members in the Western imagination

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In many parts of the world, child soldiers are widely understood as innocent victims in need of international protection, while young gang members are viewed as deviant agents in need of state control and punishment. Yet many young people join these groups for very similar reasons. This thesis asks how these opposing images emerged in the United States and United Kingdom and what might explain their divergence. It first considers what is known about the realities of children who join group...

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SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Socio-Legal Studies Centre
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Type of award:
MPhil
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2021-02-21

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