Brigitte Blanquet, Célia Vaz-Cerniglia: misdemeanor: a language adressed

This article explores the meaning of the staging of a misdemeanor in some adolescents. We will conceive of petty crime as a true language of the affect, modeled on the dream, but expressed in waking life. The misdemeanor’s way of elaboration transforms dream thoughts into sensory images so that the nature of inner feelings can be figured.

Adolescence, 2018, 36, 1, 97-108.