Day, A-M (2021) The Experiences of Children in Custody: A Story of Survival. Safer Communities. ISSN 1757-8043

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This paper explores children’s experiences during their time in custody in England and Wales. Fortyeight children were interviewed, as part of a wider study on children’s pathways into, through and out of custody. The focus of this paper is on children’s experiences in Young Offender Institutions. The findings from the study suggest that children’s behaviour during incarceration can be understood largely as strategies for surviving the hostile environment in which they find themselves. The paper seeks to highlight specific elements of this environment and offers an insight into how they may impact upon a child's sense of self and place in the world.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Emerald at - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Youth justice, Child, Secure estate, Young Offender Institutions, Child custody, Identity, Sense of self, Institutional identity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV7231 Criminal justice administration
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2021 14:08
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2021 11:11

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