Social representations of teachers and police officers about youth and violence

  • Ana Lúcia Galinkin Universidade de Brasília
  • Angela Maria de Oliveira Almeida Universidade de Brasília
  • Vânia Cristine Cavalcante Anchieta Universidade de Brasília
Keywords: social representation, violence, youths, teachers, police

Abstract

This article aims to identify the social representations that teachers and police officers construct about violence, particularly that practiced by young people. The study participants were 15 high school teachers from two private schools and 16 police officers from four police stations, including both males and females. For the data collection, the focus groups technique was used with subsequent content analysis of the discourse corpus related to violence and its causes. The teachers and police officers indicated the modern family as a reason for the violence committed by young people because their role in the socialization of the children is being abandoned. They understand that the responsibility for the education of the young people is being transferred to them by the family.

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Published
2012-12-01
How to Cite
Galinkin, A., Almeida, A., & Anchieta, V. (2012). Social representations of teachers and police officers about youth and violence . Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto), 22(53), 365-374. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0103-863X2012000300008
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