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ERIC Number: EJ812732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
(De)Constructing the Risk Categories in the Aim Assessment Model for Children with Sexually Harmful Behaviour
Myers, Steve
Children & Society, v21 n5 p365-377 Sep 2007
This article critically analyses the AIM Assessment Model for children who have sexually harmful behaviour, exploring the underpinning knowledge and the processes involved. The model reflects current trends in the assessment of children, in child welfare and criminal justice services, producing categories of risk that lead to levels of intervention. When subjected to critical review, the knowledge base emerges as partial, contingent and obscured, and the process generates a particular construction of the subject which has consequences for practice. A social constructionist perspective is used to make visible some of the ways in which this knowledge is generated and how this may assist practitioners in considering the relations of power within such protocols.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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