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ERIC Number: EJ972900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
One or Two-Way Communication: A Case Study on Offender Counseling
Guo, Jing-Ying
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v51 n5 p331-350 2012
Offender counseling has been booming in China with typical Chinese characteristics, one of the most prominent of which is the possession of dual identities by both parties during the counseling interaction. This article, based on conversation analysis, focuses on one case study and examines "what is actually going on" between the police counselor and inmate client in the context of the prison in order to explore: (1) what kinds of discursive strategies are employed by the police counselor to engage the inmate client in the counseling; (2) how the inmate client responds to delicate matters, formulaic questions, and advice delivered by the police counselor; and (3) how the police counselor and inmate client manage their speech during the counseling conversation despite the obvious power imbalance between them. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China