Abstract 21:91-117

Chomczyński, Piotr (2013) Safety of the Staff of Youth Detention Centers in Their Relations with Inmates: Sociological Analysis of Internal Factors. „Profilaktyka Społeczna i Resocjalizacja” 21: 91-117.



The aim of this paper is to present selected internal factors with an impact on the safety in youth detention centers in Poland. We discuss the circumstances underlying the behaviors of both the staff and inmates which increase the risk of exceptional occurrences. The paper adopts an empirical perspective, and presents the results based on such qualitative methods as free-form interviews with the staff and with inmates, overt quasi-participant observation and document analysis.



youth detention centers, safety in correctional institutions, aggression and violence, qualitative research, total institutions