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NCJ Number: 229772 Find in a Library
Title: Punking and Bullying: Strategies in Middle School, High School, and Beyond
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:22  Issue:2  Dated:February 2007  Pages:158-178
Author(s): Debby A. Phillips
Date Published: February 2007
Page Count: 21
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Punking is a practice of verbal and physical violence, humiliation, and shaming usually done in public by males to other males. This definition is based on interviews and discussion groups with 32 adolescent boys and on media sources within which adolescent males are embedded.
Abstract: Discourse analysis findings reveal that punking terminology and behaviors are usually interchangeable with bullying terminology and behaviors. Both practices are purposeful strategies taken up and used by many boys to affirm masculinity norms of toughness, strength, dominance, and control. Implications from this research promote a shift in understandings of how masculinity norms are achieved. Further, the research suggests that by bringing critical attention to social accountability for production of unhealthy norms and the violent practices that affirm these norms, we might well extend the scope and focus of intervention into harmful practices of violence, such as punking and bullying. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors
Index Term(s): Bullying; Crime specific countermeasures; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile victims; Peer influences on behavior; Problem behavior
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