"The subject of justice for juveniles is not only a major issue for incarcerated teens and their families but also for society at large. This book explores the juvenile justice system from the home and neighborhood environments that often produce troubled teens to juvenile courts, detention facilities, and efforts at education and rehabilitation. Learn about the varieties of detention arrangements--such as shelters, group homes, and foster homes--and see what daily life in a juvenile detention facility is like.
Juveniles Growing Up in Prison raises the hard but important questions: Are teen delinquents criminals, victims, or both? Should the goal be to punish or rehabilitate? This book offers perspectives on these and other difficult issues, considering both statistics and life stories. Juveniles Growing Up in Prison is valuable reading for all concerned with juvenile crime, detention, and the future of troubled young people's lives.
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Each title in this series contains a foreword from the Associate Dean of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, color photos throughout, charts, and back matter that includes an index and further resource lists of books and Internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series, encouraging library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content-rich nonfiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers can reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos provide links via QR codes to online video content that gives a multimedia dimension to the topics. And a Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader's knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.
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