Treatment in the context of confinement – understanding the barriers and possibilities for facilitating change for at-risk youth.

Ann-Karina Eske Henriksen, Kajsa Nolbeck, Sofia Enell, Maria A. Vogel, Peter Andersson

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Abstract

In this article the authors present a meta-synthesis of their studies on secure institutions in Sweden and Denmark. The aim of the metasynthesis is to explore how the context of confinement shapes the possibilities for providing treatment and positive change for at-risk youth. Drawing on meta-synthesis methodology the authors extract content from nine studies published in 20 articles. We highlight three dimensions, which are a) treatment practices and behavioural regulation, b) the carceral materialities and sociomaterial practices, and c) relations. We argue that while treatment is curtailed by confinement, improvements can be made to support more successful change among at-risk youth and smooth their transition into adulthood.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab
Volume110
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)312-331
Number of pages20
ISSN0029-1528
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • social work and social conditions

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