Dispatches From Juvenile Hall: Fixing A Failing System

Paperback | August 25, 2009

byJohn Aarons, Lisa Smith, Linda Wagner

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A revolutionary book that offers a fresh, bold approach to confronting the juvenile crime epidemic With the rise of violent crimes committed by teenagers in recent years, heated discussion has arisen over the societal factors that lead to juvenile criminality and the ways that public institutions are failing to curtail them. Now a team of experts with decades of collective hands-on experience present a book that cuts through the hype and paranoia to offer real solutions. Drawing on actual case studies, Dispatches from Juvenile Hall shows how conventional ?tough on crime? tactics have only worsened the problem, and presents a new blueprint for change that incorporates punitive action, rehabilitation, and family intervention?a progressive program that will encourage and enlighten all those concerned about the future of our youth.

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A revolutionary book that offers a fresh, bold approach to confronting the juvenile crime epidemic With the rise of violent crimes committed by teenagers in recent years, heated discussion has arisen over the societal factors that lead to juvenile criminality and the ways that public institutions are failing to curtail them. Now a team...

Lisa Smith is the director of the Lane County Department of Youth Services. Over the past twenty years, she has developed and implemented juvenille justice programs, lead system reform, and authored two books and numerous articles on the subject. Linda Wagner has worked as the research and development coordinator in the Lane County Dep...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.4 × 0.6 inPublished:August 25, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143116223

ISBN - 13:9780143116226

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Table of Contents

Dispatches from Juvenile HallAcknowledgments
Introduction
Part I: Personal Narratives

Chapter 1: Jasmine
Chapter 2: Arturo
Chapter 3: Rachel
Chapter 4: Alan
Chapter 5: Stephanie
Chapter 6: Roger
Chapter 7: Michael
Chapter 8: Chris
Chapter 9: Marcia
Chapter 10: Tyrone

Part II: How to Fix the System: Assessment and Recommendations

Chapter 11: A Brief History of Juvenile Justice in the United States
Chapter 12: What Doesn't Work
Chapter 13: What Works
Chapter 14: Risk (Who)
Chapter 15. Need (What)
Chapter 16. Treatment (How)
Chapter 17: Program Integrity (How Well)

Conclusion
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