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

E.R.K., Rafedzi and Abdullah, Abrizah (2014) The library for the incarcerated male juveniles: An observation of five correctional schools. In: ICOLIS 2014, Kuala Lumpur: DLIS, FCSIT,, 2014, Kuala Lumpur . (Unpublished)

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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: Universiti Malaya
Uncontrolled Keywords: Male juvenile delinquents; Prison library; Youths at risk; Information needs; Information behavior
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: University of Malaya > ICOLIS
Depositing User: Mr Mohd Zaimi Izwan Kamarunsaman
Date Deposited: 23 May 2023 08:10
Last Modified: 23 May 2023 08:13

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