Young offenders' experiences of traumatic life events: a qualitative investigation.

@article{Paton2009YoungOE,
  title={Young offenders' experiences of traumatic life events: a qualitative investigation.},
  author={J. Hunter P. Paton and William Crouch and Paul M Camic},
  journal={Clinical child psychology and psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={43-62}
}
This investigation aimed to look at how a group of young offenders attending an inner-city youth offending team experienced adverse and traumatic life events. A qualitative approach was used and semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight young offenders about their perceptions of difficult experiences and the effects of such events. The interviews were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (Smith, Jarman, & Osborn, 1999). Analysis of the accounts yielded a number of… CONTINUE READING

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