26 August 2010
This project aims at identifying, analyzing and comparing scientific articles and books on centres for juvenile delinquents in order to discern how the theme “conflict” has been touched upon (preferably but not solely conflicts between staff members and inmates).
The material consists of Nordic as well as other international research. Within the theme conflict, two specific aspects are guiding the review: research explicitly referring to social control as well as research that seems to provide further analytical possibilities.
The project was initiated during fieldwork at a centre for juvenile delinquents (in Swedish “ungdomshem”) in another, ethnographic project, which motivated additional inquiries in the results of previous research when it comes to conflicts and social control of “troublesome” youth.