Challenging Behaviour: An investigation into the social construction of labels and stereotypes and the relationship between this and institutional abuse

Mitchell, Alexandra (2013) Challenging Behaviour: An investigation into the social construction of labels and stereotypes and the relationship between this and institutional abuse. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The aim of this dissertation is to critically analyse the relationship between socially constructed labels and stereotypes, specifically ‘challenging behaviour’, and instances of institutional abuse. Although there is a plethora of research in the field of institutional abuse there is very little about the perpetrators and the effects of personal, cultural and structural influences on the de-humanisation of service users in institutional settings. This author has aimed to deconstruct issues of stereotyping and labelling, group mentality and collective abuse, power and moral disengagement to gain a greater understanding of cases such as Winterbourne View.
    Further to this the author has created her own models of the ‘Processes of De-humanisation’ and ‘Processes of Humanising’ and has gone on to propose a new system in which service users are able to exercise their agency and power in equal partnership with practitioners.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2013 14:14
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:28
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/13361

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