Sunday, December 31, 2017

Teen Incarceration by Patrick Jones-ADVISABLE

Jones, Patrick, Teen Incarceration: From Cell Bars to Ankle Bracelets. Pgs. 120. erner Publishing, 2017. $37.32. INFORMATION.

In the United States, the handling of juvenile offender has gone from one extreme to another. For centuries, it was legal to execute minors. Now day, based off of neuroscience, juvenile justice has move more towards alternative forms of punishment like restorative justice models. In this book. The author explores the history of juvenile justice, how former incarcerees have changed as a result, and a look at what life is like behind bars.

The layout is well-done, the information is eye-opening and helpful. Included are primary sources like photographs, quotes, and studies that shed light on the school to prison pipeline amongst a few other things. Although the information isn’t that objective, the evidence used to back up the author’s claims is diverse and would be helpful for those doing argumentative essays or who need to research a current issue. Included are source notes, sources for further information, glossary, and an index for sue with common core standards.

MS, HS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High. 

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