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Trapped in a Vice : The Consequences of Confinement for Young People.

By: Cox, Alexandra.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Critical Issues in Crime and Society Ser: Publisher: New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (234 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813570488.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Trapped in a Vice : The Consequences of Confinement for Young PeopleDDC classification: 364.360973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Intro -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- There Are Birds Here -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Reproducing Reforms -- Chapter 2. Ungovernability and Worth -- Chapter 3. Racialized Repression: Barriers to the Emancipation of Young People at the Edges of the System -- Chapter 4. The Responsibility Trap -- Chapter 5. Change from the Inside -- Conclusion -- Methodological Appendix -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index -- About the Author.
Summary: Trapped in a Vice explores the lives of the young people 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.
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Intro -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- There Are Birds Here -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Reproducing Reforms -- Chapter 2. Ungovernability and Worth -- Chapter 3. Racialized Repression: Barriers to the Emancipation of Young People at the Edges of the System -- Chapter 4. The Responsibility Trap -- Chapter 5. Change from the Inside -- Conclusion -- Methodological Appendix -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index -- About the Author.

Trapped in a Vice explores the lives of the young people 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.

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Trapped in a Vice is an eye-opener. Cox (sociology, Univ. of Essex, UK) details what others have been writing about for the last few years, the process by which juveniles in the US can be given life sentences without the possibility of parole. No other country engages in such absurd and inhumane treatment of its children. Across five chapters the author reveals the depth of damage that a criminal justice system can deliver. The US Supreme Court ruled in 2012 (Miller v. Alabama) that life without the possibility of parole is cruel and unusual punishment when the subject is a juvenile, even if the crime is murder. Cox is ahead of the game with this carefully researched book. For this reviewer one chapter stands out: "Ungovernability and Worth." In it Cox looks carefully at a 16-year-old teen ("Michael") who is constantly stopped by the police, for no reason other than the color of his skin, his gender, and the color of his clothes. For this, and bad conduct reports in school, Michael was deemed--by his teachers and even his parents--ungovernable and worthless. Released in the "Critical Issues in Crime and Society" series, this is a telling book. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers. --Earl Smith, Wake Forest University

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ALEXANDRA COX is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Essex in Colchester, England.

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