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A social constructionist re-conceptualisation of adolescent delinquency

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dc.contributor.advisor Fourie DP Imrie, Jina 2009-08-25T10:45:36Z 2009-08-25T10:45:36Z 2002-06 2002-06-30
dc.identifier.citation Imrie, Jina (2002) A social constructionist re-conceptualisation of adolescent delinquency, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Available literature reveals that most prevalently delinquency has been viewed from a modernist perspective. However, as cybernetic epistemology increased its stronghold within the field of psychology, explanations became increasingly systemic in nature. In this study a literature review is presented which articulates these approaches. This critique is followed by a comprehensive consideration of delinquency from a social constructionist stance as an alternative to modernist and early cybernetic perspectives. Examples are provided as to possible ways in which the label "delinquency" evolves within an interpersonal context, as well as the ways in which the meaning engendered is linked to broader cultural discourses. It has been acknowledged that this does not constitute the social constructionist perspective on delinquency, but represents some challenging ideas about how delinquency is co-created between people. Implications for therapy and research are also discussed.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (iv, 129 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Discourse en
dc.subject Discursive practices en
dc.subject Rhetoric en
dc.subject Narrative en
dc.subject Delinquency en
dc.subject Objectivity en
dc.subject Epistemology en
dc.subject Co-construction en
dc.subject Constructionist therapy en
dc.subject Modernism en
dc.subject Post-modernism en
dc.subject Language en
dc.subject.ddc 616.8915
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile delinquency -- Psychological aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile delinquency -- Social aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile delinquents -- Rehabilitation en
dc.subject.lcsh Family psychotherapy en
dc.subject.lcsh Social problems en
dc.title A social constructionist re-conceptualisation of adolescent delinquency en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en M.A. (Clinical Psychology) en

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