School rules of (sexual) engagement: government, staff and student contributions to the norms of peer sexual-abuse in seven UK schools

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/623308
Title:
School rules of (sexual) engagement: government, staff and student contributions to the norms of peer sexual-abuse in seven UK schools
Authors:
Firmin, Carlene Emma ( 0000-0002-1201-5256 )
Abstract:
Peer-sexual abuse in educational settings is a matter of international concern – featured in mainstream news reports, televised through drama series and documented in research. In 2018 the UK government revised and published a series of policy documents to assist schools in addressing the phenomenon. This paper considers the sufficiency of this policy framework through social field analysis of focus groups with staff and students at seven educational establishments in England that ran from 2015-2017. Analysis reveals four avenues through which staff and students created or reinforced norms the underpinned harmful sexual behaviours and in doing so created contexts conducive with peer-sexual abuse. While policy developments have made initial acknowledgements of school cultures as associated to peer-sexual abuse, significant progress is required if policy is to provide a framework that challenges, rather than reinforces, individualised – and on occasion victim-blaming – narratives of peer-sexual abuse.
Citation:
Firmin C (2019) 'School rules of (sexual) engagement: government, staff and student contributions to the norms of peer sexual-abuse in seven UK schools', Journal of Sexual Aggression, (), pp.-.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Journal of Sexual Aggression
Issue Date:
13-May-2019
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/623308
DOI:
10.1080/13552600.2019.1618934.
Additional Links:
https://doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2019.1618934
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1355-2600
Appears in Collections:
Applied social sciences

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dc.contributor.authorFirmin, Carlene Emmaen
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-17T11:09:26Z-
dc.date.available2019-05-17T11:09:26Z-
dc.date.issued2019-05-13-
dc.identifier.citationFirmin C (2019) 'School rules of (sexual) engagement: government, staff and student contributions to the norms of peer sexual-abuse in seven UK schools', Journal of Sexual Aggression, (), pp.-.en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2600-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552600.2019.1618934.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/623308-
dc.description.abstractPeer-sexual abuse in educational settings is a matter of international concern – featured in mainstream news reports, televised through drama series and documented in research. In 2018 the UK government revised and published a series of policy documents to assist schools in addressing the phenomenon. This paper considers the sufficiency of this policy framework through social field analysis of focus groups with staff and students at seven educational establishments in England that ran from 2015-2017. Analysis reveals four avenues through which staff and students created or reinforced norms the underpinned harmful sexual behaviours and in doing so created contexts conducive with peer-sexual abuse. While policy developments have made initial acknowledgements of school cultures as associated to peer-sexual abuse, significant progress is required if policy is to provide a framework that challenges, rather than reinforces, individualised – and on occasion victim-blaming – narratives of peer-sexual abuse.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2019.1618934en
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectsexual abuseen
dc.subjectpeer-on-peer abuseen
dc.subjectchild sexual abuseen
dc.subjectX330 Academic studies in Secondary Educationen
dc.titleSchool rules of (sexual) engagement: government, staff and student contributions to the norms of peer sexual-abuse in seven UK schoolsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Sexual Aggressionen
dc.date.updated2019-05-17T11:06:30Z-
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