Written by scholars who have practical experience in corrections, the readable essays in this one-of-a-kind collection draw on real-world experiences to illustrate theoretical and methodological concepts and demonstrate approaches to corrections practice. Spanning the three general types of correctional environments—incarceration, community corrections, and juvenile corrections—the essays discuss working in prisons or prison systems, juvenile residential and community corrections, and probation and parole.

Working with Minority Youth in Residential Treatment

Working with Minority Youth in Residential Treatment

Working with minority youth in residential treatment
Everette B.Penn

Editor's Introduction: Professor Penn was a child care worker in a residential treatment facility for youth offenders. He addresses the issues of disproportionate minority contact (DMC), socioeconomic disadvantages of minority youth, and subcultures of violence and describes how his practical experiences have gone hand-in-hand with his scholarly studies both as a student and a professor. Penn addresses the social and historical context in which DMC developed. Throughout U.S. history and the creation of the juvenile justice system, the concept of adolescence was not developed with minority youth in mind, and the belief that youth offenders are children in need of help was not extended to minorities. Professor Penn raises concern about ...

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