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NCJ Number: 238066 Find in a Library
Title: Doing the Programme or Doing Me? The Pains of Youth Imprisonment
Journal: Punishment & Society  Volume:13  Issue:5  Dated:December 2011  Pages:592-610
Author(s): Alexandra Cox
Date Published: December 2011
Page Count: 19
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article examines young people's responses to being governed in secure residential facilities.
Abstract: This article draws on research about young people's responses to being governed in secure residential facilities. It focuses on young people's expressions of agency as they ‘do programme’ in these facilities. It points to the ways that young people's language of choice and responsibility reflects their performances of ‘programme’ as they manage complicated emotions about change and growth. It is argued that there are various ‘splits’ that exist between official notions of programme compliance and those embodied and understood by young people. The article illuminates some of the more invisible pains experienced by young people in custody by revealing the intractability of the discourses of self-control in these young people's lives. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile residential treatment centers
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Cognitive therapy; Effects of juvenile imprisonment
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