Compassionate Confinement: A Year in the Life of Unit C

Compassionate Confinement: A Year in the Life of Unit C

by Laura S. Abrams, Ben Anderson-Nathe
     
 

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This ethnographic text brings to light the challenges and complexities inherent in the U.S. system of juvenile corrections. Building on over a year of field work at a boys’ residential facility, the authors provide a context for contemporary institutions and highlight some of the system’s most troubling tensions. The book provides narratives,

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This ethnographic text brings to light the challenges and complexities inherent in the U.S. system of juvenile corrections. Building on over a year of field work at a boys’ residential facility, the authors provide a context for contemporary institutions and highlight some of the system’s most troubling tensions. The book provides narratives, observations, case examples, and recommendations for rehabilitating the system. A detailed appendix on conducting field research is useful for individuals in the social sciences and helping professions.

Editorial Reviews

University of California, Berkeley School of Law - Barry Krisberg

"This study takes us inside the lives of troubled youth that the juvenile court was designed to rescue; it is a must-read for those seeking a humane and effective juvenile corrections system."
From the Foreword - Mike Males

"This is an incisive contribution to complicating juvenile crime, incarceration, and rehabilitation discussion. The authors locate several teenagers, inside and outside the juvenile facilities where they are confined, and show how they adapt one setting to the other with a hybrid of promising and troubling results."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813554136
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2013
Series:
Critical Issues in Crime and Society Series
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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