TITLE

Understanding the Meanings of Female Delinquents' Communication Behaviors

AUTHOR(S)
Sanger, Dixie; Opfer, Teri; Engelbert, Kim; Schaffart, Beth; Creswell, John
PUB. DATE
September 2000
SOURCE
Journal of Correctional Education;Sep2000, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p300
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The focus of this study was to qualitatively explore how 19 female juvenile delinquents, residing in a correctional facility, answered 5 questions about communication. This project was conducted to provide educators. both in correctional and school settings, with information about the communication behaviors of young offenders. The participants ranged in age from 14 to 18 years. They provided their views on how they communicated, their reactions to real-life problems, and connections between communication and getting in trouble. Taped interviews suggested that, although the majority of youth were knowledgeable about ways to positively communicate, they also communicated through negative, aggressive and violent behaviors. Listening to the participants' perspectives about communication and reviewing their histories of special education and maltreatment provides clues to understanding their communication. Concluding remarks offer suggestions for a broad scope of educators in correctional and school settings. INSET: Schools on Hulk Convict Ships.
ACCESSION #
11094744

 

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