Burning Down The House

Author: Nell Bernstein
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ISBN: 9781620971314
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In what the San Francisco Chronicle called an epic work of investigative journalism that lays bare our nation's brutal and counterproductive juvenile prisons and is a clarion call to bring our children home,” Nell Bernstein eloquently argues that there is no good way to lock up a child. Making the radical argument that state-run detention centers should be abolished completely, her passionate and convincing” (Kirkus) book points out that our system of juvenile justice flies in the face of everything we know about what motivates young people to change. Called a devastating read” by Truthout, Burning Down the House received a starredPublishers Weekly review and was an In These Times recommended summer read. Bernstein's heartrending portraits of young people abused by the system intended to protect and rehabilitate” them are interwoven with reporting on innovative programs that provide effective alternatives to putting children behind bars. The result is a work that the Philadelphia Inquirer called a searing indictment and a deft strike at the heart of America's centuries-old practice of locking children away in institution”—a landmark book that has already launched a new national conversation.

Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice In The United States

Author: Judah Oudshoorn
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551309483
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Most youth who come in conflict with the law have experienced some form of trauma, yet many justice professionals are ill-equipped to deal with the effects trauma has on youth and instead reinforce a system that further traumatizes young offenders while ignoring the needs of victims. By taking a trauma-informed perspective, this text provides a much-needed alternative—one that allows for interventions based on principles of healing and restorative justice, rather than on punishment and risk assessment. In addition to providing a comprehensive historical overview of youth justice in Canada, Judah Oudshoorn addresses the context of youth offending by examining both individual trauma—including its emotional, cognitive, and behavioural effects—and collective trauma. The author tackles some of the most difficult problems facing youth justice today, especially the ongoing cycles of intergenerational trauma caused by the colonization of Indigenous peoples and patriarchal violence, and demonstrates how a trauma-informed approach to youth justice can work toward preventing crime and healing offenders, victims, and communities. Featuring a foreword written by Howard Zehr, case stories from the author’s own work with victims and offenders, questions for reflection, and annotated lists of recommended readings, this engaging text is the perfect resource for college and university students in the field of youth justice.

American Corrections

Author: Todd R. Clear
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 130554465X
Size: 55.61 MB
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Long at the forefront of the course and now in its Eleventh Edition, AMERICAN CORRECTIONS has been a trusted resource for introducing students to the dynamics of corrections in a way that captures their interest and encourages them to enter the field. Complete with valuable career-based material, insightful guest speakers, illuminating real-world cases, and uniquely even-handed treatment of institutional and community sanctions, the text examines the U.S. correctional system from the perspectives of both the corrections worker and the offender, providing students with the most well-rounded, balanced introduction to corrections available. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Prison Industrial Complex For Beginners

Author: James Braxton Peterson
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1939994322
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Prison Industrial Complex For Beginners is a graphic narrative project that attempts to distill the fundamental components of what scholars, activists, and artists have identified as the Mass Incarceration movement in the United States. Since the early 1990s, activist critics of the US prison system have marked its emergence as a “complex” in a manner comparable to how President Eisenhower described the Military Industrial Complex. Like its institutional “cousin,” the Prison Industrial Complex features a critical combination of political ideology, far-reaching federal policy, and the neo-liberal directive to privatize institutions traditionally within the purview of the government. The result is that corporations have capital incentives to capture and contain human bodies. The Prison Industrial Complex relies on the “law and order” ideology fomented by President Nixon and developed at least partially in response to the unrest generated through the Civil Rights Movement. It is (and has been) enhanced and emboldened via the US “war on drugs,” a slate of policies that by any account have failed to do anything except normalize the warehousing of nonviolent substance abusers in jails and prisons that serve more as criminal training centers then as redemptive spaces for citizens who might re-enter society successfully. Prison Industrial Complex For Beginners is a primer for how these issues emerged and how our awareness of the systems at work in mass incarceration might be the very first step in reforming an institution responsible for some of our most egregious contemporary civil rights violations.

Fallen Angel

Author: Lucinda Esperanza
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595488625
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Fallen Angel is the uplifting memoir of a loving mother whose troubled son experiences a thirteen-year battle with drug addiction, destructive relationships, and homelessness. Nine years after they married, Lucinda Esperanza and her husband lovingly welcomed their first child Jason into their family. At first, he appeared to be just a hyperactive and stubborn child, but soon after Jason turned thirteen, the family began to experience events beyond their control. Jason's addiction to crystal methamphetamine, heroine, and ecstasy propelled him on a path of self-destruction that included skipping school, running away, living on the streets, and a complete disregard for authority. Together, these three family members learn to walk arm-in-arm through a journey of perseverance, unconditional love, and seemingly endless hurdles with the shared ultimate goal of saving Jason's life and guiding him to use his potential in a positive way. In due course, the smart, observant and street-wise Jason finds the strength to stop the cycle of drug abuse and cleans up his life. Anyone who has lived with or loved someone with an addiction will relate to this mother's retrospective glance back at the challenges she faced as the mother of a son who lost his way.

Congressional Record

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)