This chapter begins with a quote from the relational psychoanalyst Thomas Ogden, who notes that it takes at least two people in dialogue—in the psychoanalytic context, therapist and client—to bring a dangerous thought to a point in consciousness where it can be articulated. It illustrates the point through the analysis of a single case study that can be read—if one is prepared to accept that it is a motivated account—both discursively and psychodynamically. The interviews focused on exploring how young men have come to understand violence through the examples they recalled and described. They also focused on young men's feelings toward their own parents and partners; the contingencies that make them feel sad, angry, defensive, and fearful; and their expectations about relationships with partners and children. The collation and production of complex qualitative data about offenders and offending has been critical to this work, though this has been less well discussed outside of psychosocial studies.
|Title of host publication||Qualitative Research in Criminology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Advances in Criminological Theory|
|Editors||Jody Miller, Wilson R Palacios|
|Place of Publication||Piscataway, New Jersey|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|