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NCJ Number: 49415 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: PROTESTANT PASTOR AND HIS JUVENILE DELINQUENT ON PROBATION - AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROTESTANT PASTOR REHABILITATING DURING PROBATION THE JUVENILE DELINQUENT BOY OF HIS CHURCH (ISSUED IN 2 PARTS)
Author(s): P W FURST
Date Published: 1966
Page Count: 793
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE EXAMINATION OF THE PASTOR'S PART IN REHABILITATION IS CONDUCTED ACCORDING TO THE HYPOTHESES THAT THE ROLE OF TRUSTED FRIEND IS MOST EFFECTIVE, THE PASTORAL STATUS IS ADVANTAGEOUS, AND FEAR OF FAILURE INHIBITS PASTORS.
Abstract: TWENTY-FIVE PASTOR-BOY CASES WERE INVESTIGATED THROUGH COURT RECORDS AND INTERVIEWS WITH PERSONNEL, PARENTS, PASTORS, AND BOYS. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DATA WAS EVALUATED ON A MASTER RATING TABLE. ALL SUBJECTS WERE WHITE, AND ONLY 'NORMAL' BOYS WERE CONSIDERED. THE CASES WERE OBTAINED FROM COURT RECORDS NATIONWIDE AND THEN INVESTIGATED. THE FINDINGS SUPPORT THE HYPOTHESIS THAT THE PASTOR'S MOST EFFECTIVE ROLE IS THAT OF 'TRUSTED FRIEND,' AND THE ROLE PROVED ADAPTABLE AND MOTIVATIONAL TO ALL OTHER ROLES CONSIDERED IN THE EXAMINATION, PRODUCING IDENTIFICATION AND LIKING ON THE PART OF THE BOY. THE FINDINGS ALSO SUPPORTED THE HYPOTHESIS THAT THE PASTORAL STATUS AND INSTITUTIONAL MILIEU ARE HIGHLY ADVANTAGEOUS. THE STATUS AFFORDED THE PASTOR PRIOR ACQUAINTANCE AND TRUST WITHIN THE DELINQUENT'S FAMILY, AND THE PASTOR'S REMOVED POSITION FROM THE POLICE, COURT, AND LAW WERE AN ASSET. HE HAD ACCESS TO COURT HEARINGS, AND WAS EXPERIENCED IN COUNSELING. THE INSTITUTIONAL MILIEU PROVIDED THE BOY WITH A SUPPORTIVE PEER GROUP AT A TIME WHEN HE MIGHT OTHERWISE BE ISOLATED. THE FINDINGS DID NOT SUPPORT THE HYPOTHESIS THAT A SENSE OF FAILURE IS A PASTOR'S MAJOR INHIBITING FACTOR. AUTHORITARIANISM AND FUNDAMENTALISM WERE FOUND TO BE SLIGHTLY INHIBITING, BUT NOT SIGNIFICANTLY. IN INDIVIDUAL CASES, FEAR OF FAILURE, INFERIORITY COMPLEX, TIMIDITY, DISGUST, CONFLICT OF INTEREST, SOCIAL CLASS DIFFERENCES, AND LACK OF FAMILY CONFIDENCE IN THE PASTOR WERE FOUND TO BE DETRIMENTAL. OVERALL, LACK OF CONFIDENT READINESS, RELATED TO INSUFFICIENT PREPARATION, WAS AN INHIBITING FACTOR. CASE STUDIES ARE PRESENTED IN EXAMINING THE MAIN HYPOTHESIS -- THAT THE PASTOR ROLE IS EFFECTIVE IN REHABILITATION -- AND THE HYPOTHESIS IS SUSTAINED. A BIBLIOGRAPHY AND APPENDIXES CONTAINING DATA ANALYSIS ARE INCLUDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--DAG)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Juvenile case studies; Juvenile probation; Juvenile rehabilitation
Note: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY - DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
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