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CASTRO, Ana Luiza de Souza  and  GUARESCHI, Pedrinho. From deprivation of social dignity to deprivation of individual freedom. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2008, vol.20, n.2, pp.200-207. ISSN 0102-7182.

This paper discusses the way adolescents internalize their life practices and how they recognize and build an image of themselves from the context of their family, the judicial system and the social-educative law enforcement measures of imprisonment that result from infractions perpetrated by them. This study intends to question the way the society and the judicial institutions have been treating this issue. Interviews were conducted with adolescents considered as transgressors, deprived of individual liberty in the city of Porto Alegre/RS. The judicial processes about these adolescents have been read by the author and their content was analyzed and discussed.

Keywords : Adolescents; infractions; subjectivity.

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