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    DescriptionTo date, knowledge of the everyday world of the juvenile correction institution has been extremely sparse. Compassionate Confinement 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, Laura S. Abrams and Ben Anderson-Nathe provide a context for contemporary institutions and highlight some of the system's most troubling tensions. This ethnographic text utilizes narratives, observations, and case examples to illustrate the strain between treatment and correctional paradigms and the mixed messages regarding gender identity and masculinity that the youths are expected to navigate. Within this context, the authors use the boys' stories to show various and unexpected pathways toward behavior change. While some residents clearly seized opportunities for self-transformation, others manipulated their way toward release, and faced substantial challenges when they returned home. Compassionate Confinement concludes with recommendations for rehabilitating this notoriously troubled system in light of the experiences of its most vulnerable stakeholders.

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    Compassionate Confinement
    A Year in the Life of Unit C
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laura Abrams, By (author) Ben Anderson-Nathe
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 188
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9780813554136
    ISBN 10: 0813554136

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    BIC subject category V2: JFSP1, JKVP1
    B&T General Subject: 750
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    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17440
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 52
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000, SOC004000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC030000, SOC047000
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    DC22: 365/.420973
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    LC classification: HV9104 .A27 2012
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    DC23: 365.420973
    LC classification: 2012005100
    Thema V1.0: JBSP1, JKVP, JKVQ2
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Rutgers University Press
    Imprint name
    Rutgers University Press
    Publication date
    15 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New Brunswick, NJ
    Author Information
    LAURA S. ABRAMS is an associate professor of social welfare at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and has written over forty scholarly articles and book chapters concerning youth identity, juvenile corrections, and reentry.BEN ANDERSON-NATHE is an associate professor and program director of Child and Family Studies at Portland State University. He is the author of "Youth Workers, Stuckness, and the Myth of Supercompetence" and coeditor of "Child & Youth Services."
    Review quote
    "This study takes us inside the lives of troubled youth that the juvenile court was designed to rescue; it is a must-read for those seeking a humane and effective juvenile corrections system."--Barry Krisberg"University of California, Berkeley School of Law" (09/07/2012)