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The Resource Everyday desistance : the transition to adulthood among formerly incarcerated youth, Laura S. Abrams, Diane J. Terry

Everyday desistance : the transition to adulthood among formerly incarcerated youth, Laura S. Abrams, Diane J. Terry

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Everyday desistance : the transition to adulthood among formerly incarcerated youth
Title
Everyday desistance
Title remainder
the transition to adulthood among formerly incarcerated youth
Statement of responsibility
Laura S. Abrams, Diane J. Terry
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Everyday Desistance, Laura Abrams and Diane J. Terry examine the lives of young people who spent considerable time in and out of correctional institutions as adolescents. These formerly incarcerated youth often struggle with the onset of adult responsibilities at a much earlier age than their more privileged counterparts. In the context of urban Los Angeles, with a large-scale gang culture and diminished employment prospects, further involvement in crime appears almost inevitable. Yet, as Abrams and Terry point out, these formerly imprisoned youth are often quite resilient and can be successful at creating lives for themselves after months or even years of living in institutions run by the juvenile justice system. This book narrates the day-to-day experiences of these young men and women, focusing on their attempts to surmount the challenges of adulthood, resisting a return to criminal activity, and formulating long-term goals for a secure adult future"--
  • "In Everyday Desistance, the authors illustrate how formerly incarcerated young people navigate the transition to adulthood in the context of urban Los Angeles. They build their research on the stories of twenty-five young men and women who had all experienced significant time behind bars as adolescents. The authors frame the life histories of the young people within the context of systemic inequalities and disparities in education, child welfare, and related systems. As the reader sees how the young people got involved in the juvenile justice system, they also get a glimpse into barriers to getting out; from failed foster home placements to continued probation violations and the threat of being tried as an adult. The authors then present nuanced stories about learning how to become an independent adult, how these youth make ends meet, and how others struggle just to survive. For the young men specifically, the authors include two chapters on the journey toward criminal desistance. They use the narratives of the young men to posit various typologies of desistance and associated strategies for navigating criminal temptation, old friends and influences, and even ordinary decisions such as transportation and appearance. A separate chapter on young women details some of the gendered nuances of desistance stories, particularly in relation to finding home, caring for others, and contending with threats of sexualized violence. In the end, the authors use this rich information to make policy and practice recommendations to better address the needs and lived experiences of formerly incarcerated young adults"--
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Abrams, Laura S
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Index
index present
LC call number
HV9106.L67
LC item number
A27 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Terry, Diane
Series statement
Critical issues in crime and society
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  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Justice, Administration of
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • California
Label
Everyday desistance : the transition to adulthood among formerly incarcerated youth, Laura S. Abrams, Diane J. Terry
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Foreword Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction 2 The Road to Juvie 3 Locked up and Back Again 4 And Now I'm an Adult 5 Dangers and Decisions: Navigating Desistance as a Young Man 6 You Can Run but You Can't Hide 7 Finding a Net to Fall Back On: The Young Women's Journeys 8 Everyday Desistance: Theory Meets Reality 9 Policy and Practice Reforms: Supporting the Pathway to Adulthood -- Appendix Bibliography Index
Control code
959034564
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780813574462
Lccn
2016033719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959034564
Label
Everyday desistance : the transition to adulthood among formerly incarcerated youth, Laura S. Abrams, Diane J. Terry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Foreword Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction 2 The Road to Juvie 3 Locked up and Back Again 4 And Now I'm an Adult 5 Dangers and Decisions: Navigating Desistance as a Young Man 6 You Can Run but You Can't Hide 7 Finding a Net to Fall Back On: The Young Women's Journeys 8 Everyday Desistance: Theory Meets Reality 9 Policy and Practice Reforms: Supporting the Pathway to Adulthood -- Appendix Bibliography Index
Control code
959034564
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780813574462
Lccn
2016033719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959034564

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