Mr Eric Baumgartner
I gained my BA in Combined Social Sciences (Community and Youth Work, History and Sociology) from Durham University in 2007 and subsequently my MA in Social Research Methods in 2009. My MA research focused on young male offenders in a Secure Training Centre, their perceptions of masculinity/ masculinities and masculine behaviour, practitioners’ views on male offending and masculinity/ masculinities, and whether professional practice and policy in the Youth Justice System accommodate issues of masculinity/ masculinities in relation to offending.
Hence, my work mainly focuses on issues with the development and expression of gender identity, in particular masculinity, in relation to young people who have offended. Key issues here are the function of male role models in the development of young males’ masculinity/ masculinities, youth justice practitioners’ perception of and dealings with the expression of masculinity/ masculinities, and the accommodation of such issues in Youth Justice Policy. I am equally interested in normative white, working class masculinity/ masculinities and male offending behaviour.
Field of Study
Will boys be boys? Masculinities, young people who have offended and the youth justice system.
- Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse
- Crime, Deviance and Culture Research
- Sociology and Social Policy
- Youth policy
- Social policy
- Social exclusion
- Participatory and innovative research methods
- Social, youth and community work