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Compassionate Confinement : a Year in the Life of Unit C.

Author: Laura S Abrams; Ben Anderson-Nathe
Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 2013.
Series: Critical issues in crime and society.
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This ethnographic text brings to light the challenges and complexities inherent in the U.S. system of juvenile corrections. Building on over a year of field work at a boys' residential facility, the authors provide a context for contemporary institutions and highlight some of the system's most troubling tensions. The book provides narratives, observations, case examples, and recommendations for rehabilitating the  Read more...
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Abrams, Laura S.
Compassionate Confinement : A Year in the Life of Unit C.
New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura S Abrams; Ben Anderson-Nathe
ISBN: 9780813554143 0813554144 0813554128 9780813554129 9781283872140 1283872145 9780813554136 0813554136
OCLC Number: 823725797
Description: 1 online resource (188 pages).
Contents: Title Series Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1. History and Current Tensions in Juvenile Corrections; Chapter 2. The Setting; Chapter 3. Mixed Messages: ""Therapy Speak in a Correctional Milieu""; Chapter 4. ""Take It Like a Man"": Masculinities, Treatment, and Crime; Chapter 5. ""Jumping Through Hoops"": Identity, Self-Preservation, and Change; Chapter 6. On the Outs; Chapter 7. Rehabilitating Rehabilitation: What We Learned From Unit C; Appendix. Behind the Scenes: Reflections on Field Research in Action.
Series Title: Critical issues in crime and society.

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