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Importance of Institutional Culture to the Adjustment of Incarcerated Youth and Young Adult

NCJ Number
Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice Volume: 55 Issue: 4 Dated: October 2013 Pages: 563-575
Carla Cesaroni; Michele Peterson-Badali
Date Published
October 2013
13 pages
This paper examines the experiences of adolescents and young adults in Canada's correctional system.
In this article, the authors discuss key findings from research that focuses on the experiences and adjustment of youth in custody and pre-trial detention. Problems with the overuse of segregation for both adolescents and young adults are debated. Complemented by theory and research on emerging adulthood - the developmental period following adolescence - the authors highlight the need for attention to the experiences of young adults in prison. (Published Abstract)