Social Control at Opportunity Boys Home: How Staff Control Juvenile Inmates Paul-Jahi Christopher Price

ISBN: 9780761830634

Published: April 28th 2005

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170 pages


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Social Control at Opportunity Boys Home: How Staff Control Juvenile Inmates  by  Paul-Jahi Christopher Price

Social Control at Opportunity Boys Home: How Staff Control Juvenile Inmates by Paul-Jahi Christopher Price
April 28th 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 170 pages | ISBN: 9780761830634 | 6.48 Mb

This qualitative study critically analyzes the responsibilities of frontline staff at Opportunity Boys Home (OBH), a residential treatment program for delinquent youth. The core activities of staff at OBH involve direct management and control ofMoreThis qualitative study critically analyzes the responsibilities of frontline staff at Opportunity Boys Home (OBH), a residential treatment program for delinquent youth.

The core activities of staff at OBH involve direct management and control of juvenile delinquents. Specifically, they serve as the formal social control agents primarily involved in control-work, e.g., breaking up fights, resolving inmate conflicts, negotiating order, maintaining straight lines, preventing AWOLS, confronting rule violations by juveniles, and responding to emergencies. Those interested in social control, community-based group homes, social work, and the sociology of work will find Social Control at Opportunity Boys Home intriguing, useful, and informative.



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