Publication details [#65816]

Nijnatten, Carolus van and Maureen T. Matarese. 2019. ‘Showing one’s card’: Negotiating disclosure through game play in juvenile probation. Text & Talk 39 (2) : 213–234.
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De Gruyter


This study explores two singular cases of probation officer-juvenile interaction that employ a board game ment to favor disclosure. As any revelation may be used against the juvenile in court, the juvenile must be limber enough without revealing too much. Using a combination of frame analysis and discourse analyses of susceptibility, it limns how he game is used to encourage disclosure as well as how the game grants juveniles to seem limber ultimately without unveiling much personal information.