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Posted November 23, 2005
Idealism @ It's Best
I've read a lot of books about delinquency, some are good and some are not, but I've only been as impressed by a few and this was one. Unlike other experts, this author never gives up on a boy--even if he's sitting on death row, as 300 American juveniles are. The author speaks of the divine spark in each of us--even murderers. He also addresses the root causes of violence and how to save our children. Prevention is the answer, of course, along with compassion and believing in the inherent goodness of all human beings. In a society that equates punishment with justice and believes in retribution rather than redemption, LOST BOYS offers hope for all.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 19, 2005
This book provides in its few, short pages, a complete and concise, yet very readable, analysis of the causes of youthful violence and tells what can be done - indeed, what must be done, from earliest childhood on - to prevent it. This book should be required reading by all teachers, court and law enforcement officers, physicians, social workers - by everyone who works with children and adolescents of any age, in any capacity, as well as by all those who make policy and pass legislation at any level of federal, state or local government.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 16, 2000
We See Kids Not Monstors
I have worked with children at risk for about 2 years. I really got alot out of this book. Garbarino shows us the human side of good boys who have gone bad. I agree that all areas are important. However, I think the home environment is most important. If kids witness and experience violence in the home, they will become agressive in school and other social environments. Children model their parents behavior. If this behavior is not checked early, they will become violent adults.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 9, 2010
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