The library for the incarcerated male juveniles: An observation of five correctional schools

Rafedzi, E.R.K. and Abrizah, Abdullah (2014) The library for the incarcerated male juveniles: An observation of five correctional schools. In: 5th International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society (ICOLIS 2014), 4-5 November 2014, The Boulevard Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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This qualitative study extends our earlier research on what we have learned so far about the information needs of Malaysian male juvenile offenders. This focus is important to consider when designing and delivering the best possible library services to this group. The study explores the extent the prison library is used as the environment for information seeking of male juvenile delinquents. Data were collected using participants observation with 27 juveniles (13 to 21 years old) living in five correctional schools in Malaysia. Our observation at all research sites has led us to conclude that the prison library does not play that much roles in addressing the participants' information needs. Current findings add to the limited literature on juvenile offenders' information needs and how the prison libraries meet the needs of this people.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Male juvenile delinquents; Prison library; Youths at risk; Information needs; Information behaviour
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Libraries > Library science. Information science
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Safri
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2017 02:54
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2019 09:19

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