Harwood, V., 2006, Diagnosing 'disorderly' children: a critique of behaviour disorder discourses, Abingdon, UK: Routledge, .
The practice of diagnosing children and young people as 'disorderly' is becoming increasingly commonplace. Once labelled as disorderly, troublesome or emotionally disturbed, such children are seen as problems for schools and the education system. They can even find themselves connected to practices that claim to predict further mental disorders or the likelihood of becoming potential perpetrators of violence and crime. Diagnosing 'Disorderly' Children explores the effects of this trend, and questions whether what is being done is right for the child and for society.