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'We Are More Than Jailbirds': An Arts Program for Incarcerated Young Women
Affilia
  • Marceline M. Lazzari, University of Washington Tacoma
  • Kathryn A. Amundson
  • Robert L. Jackson
Publication Date
5-1-2005
Document Type
Article
Abstract

This article presents the findings of a qualitative study of the effects of an innovative arts project on incarcerated female juvenile offenders. In this project, a professional artist engages and guides the detainees in the creation of individual and collaborative artistic works. The works of art are produced for museum display to enhance the development of the young women's self-identity and to draw public attention to the incarceration of young women in the juvenile justice system. The findings of this study are corroborated and supported by relational-cultural and self-efficacy theoretical perspectives.

DOI
10.1177/0886109905274543
Version
pre-print, post-print
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Citation Information
Marceline M. Lazzari, Kathryn A. Amundson and Robert L. Jackson. "'We Are More Than Jailbirds': An Arts Program for Incarcerated Young Women" Affilia Vol. 20 Iss. 2 (2005) p. 169 - 185
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marceline-lazzari/4/