ERIC Number: EJ904188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
HIV Risk Behaviors among African American Male Violent Youth Offenders
Richardson, Joseph B., Jr.; Brown, Jerry; Van Brakle, Mischelle; Godette, Dionne C.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v49 n8 p520-535 2010
Bay City (pseudonym) is one of the nation's urban epicenters of the HIV epidemic. Although researchers have examined HIV risk behaviors among juvenile offenders detained in juvenile facilities, no study has examined these risk behaviors among youth offenders who have been waived to adult criminal court and detained in U.S. jails. In the present study, qualitative data were collected from 30 African American male youth (ages 15-17) detained at the Bay City Jail. These rich, descriptive narratives provide important insight into the HIV risk behaviors within this population.
Descriptors: Sexuality, Substance Abuse, African Americans, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Violence, Criminals, Risk, Health Behavior, Males, Juvenile Justice, Qualitative Research, Institutionalized Persons, Urban Areas, Correctional Institutions
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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