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Paradoxes of Treatment in Juvenile Corrections
Child and Youth Care Forum (2005)
  • Ben Anderson-Nathe, Portland State University
  • Laura S. Abrams
  • Kyoungo Kim

Youth offenders who are sentenced to correctional institutions are typically required to participate in various forms of psychological treatment. Despite high costs and poor results associated with these placements, little is known about how psychological treatment strategies are integrated into traditional correctional models or how these essentially competing philosophies operate together. Through field observations and semi-structured interviews, the authors expose several paradoxes of treatment that emerged in a county juvenile correctional facility for youthful male offenders in a large Midwestern American city. The authors provide a critical perspective on the blending of treatment and correctional approaches to juvenile rehabilitation.

  • Social service -- Research -- Methodology,
  • Social work with youth -- United States
Publication Date
February, 2005
Publisher Statement
Copyright (2005) Springer
Citation Information
Ben Anderson-Nathe, Laura S. Abrams and Kyoungo Kim. "Paradoxes of Treatment in Juvenile Corrections" Child and Youth Care Forum Vol. 34 Iss. 1 (2005)
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