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FERNANDEZ, Mariana. Non-custodial measures from Buenos Aires province: its destinataries’ opinion. Rev. Cien. Soc. [online]. 2018, vol.31, n.43, pp.141-162. ISSN 0797-5538.

This article aims to analyse the sense attributed by youths to processes of “subjective blame” to which they are submitted during the compliance of non - custodial sanctions in a Reference Centre of Buenos Aires province. In order to accomplish our objective, we will employ a deep - interview technique with a subsequent discourse analysis from a socio - semiotic approach. Some of the results encountered allow us to assert that such processes are recognised by youths through two stages. While in the first one, they are conceived in terms of “psicologeo”, resulting in certain distrust and discomfort; in the second one, the youths’ rejection mitigates enabling them to believe in an institutional proposal that promotes distance from crime, moderation and docility.

Keywords : youth; punishment; discourse; non - custodial sanctions.

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