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Trapped in a Vice: The Consequences of Confinement for Young People - Critical Issues in Crime and Society (Hardback)
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Trapped in a Vice: The Consequences of Confinement for Young People - Critical Issues in Crime and Society (Hardback)

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Hardback 210 Pages / Published: 30/11/2017
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Trapped in a Vice explores the consequences of a juvenile justice system that is aimed at promoting change in the lives of young people, yet ultimately relies upon tools and strategies that enmesh them in a system that they struggle to move beyond. The system, rather than the crimes themselves, is the vice. Trapped in a Vice explores the lives of the young people and adults in the criminal justice system, revealing the ways that they struggle to manage the expectations of that system; these stories from the ground level of the justice system demonstrate the complex exchange of policy and practice.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813570471
Number of pages: 210
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Cox provides important and compelling insights about young people involved in the juvenile and criminal justice systems and about these systems themselves.Trapped in a Vice is a significant contribution to the field, filled with unique and comprehensive knowledge."--Jamie Fader "author of Falling Back: Incarceration and Transitions to Adulthood among Urban Youth "
"Trapped in a Vice is an excellent piece of scholarship from start to finish. Cox weaves together stories, policy data, and literature in a seamless fashion to expose the paradox of 'ungovernable' children. This brilliant, well written work is guaranteed to become a landmark piece in the field."--Laura Abrams "author of Compassionate Confinement: A Year in the Life of Unit C "
"Alexandra Cox's Trapped in a Vice will deepen the juvenile justice reform discussion. Fundamental to her work is an argument that is essential as it is true: reform must be broader than moving juveniles from adult prisons to juvenile prisons and rehabilitation efforts must have outcomes that extend beyond the walls of incarceration."
--Reginald Dwayne Betts "author of A Question of Freedom and Bastards of the Reagan Era "

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