One of the greatest problems in America's juvenile justice system is how to deal with juvenile offenders. The Illinois Juvenile Court Act of 1899 established the first of America's juvenile courts, which allowed fair treatment rather than a justification of being punitive toward children. However, in the year 2000, we easily accept the job description and purpose of the juvenile justice system as being to help protect and rehabilitate children involved in delinquency matters. Thus has been the content of the ever-changing law books followed by both the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems.
Every decade or so, a book is written in a manner which will serve as the primary cause for needed change and changes, whether it be the legal system, our system of law enforcement or those texts which continuously change the way America deals with members of the criminal and/or the incarcerated community. These changes can ultimately alter the way we see things around us, and how we deal with one another. Often, a book will come our way which will, at best, make us not only step back and consider our current pathways, but also guide us toward enhancing our present lives and lifestyles. What is always needed is a solution or a remedy for dealing with our national problems, one being young men caught up in America's criminal justice system.
AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE ON THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM, ECONOMICS AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN BOYS is just such a book. It was researched, developed and written by a career veteran juvenile supervision professional to serve those who live and work in America's Black communities, as well as those who continue to strive to make a difference in that global village community.
While AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE ON THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM, ECONOMICS AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN BOYS focuses on a sensitive, but important and timely issue, that being the plight of Black youth in America, important concepts are presented from the perspectives of awareness, training, intervention and prevention.
It also offers a grim examination of the current status of those young people caught up in the criminal justice system. As a vital part of introducing this new and insightful book, a revealing VHS video addressing Juvenile Justice is also being made available, enabling you to understand both sides of this important issue. Please be sure to see the Juvenile Justice VHS and other highly recommended titles.
AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE ON THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM, ECONOMICS AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN BOYS brings to the American forefront the grim reality that:
*1 in 150 Americans are behind bars;
*There are over 2 Million adults behind bars in America
*African-Americans make up more than 13% of the entire population;
*African-American males make up 6% of the 13%;
*African-American males are 50% of the prison population and are 6 Times More Likely to be imprisoned than White Americans;
*There are over 1.2 Million non-violent offenders in prison; and
*40% of all young people under the age of 18 grow up in single parent households.
I am sure that you agree that THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE, especially in and for a nation that refers to its youth as guardians and caretakers of the Future!
AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE ON THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM, ECONOMICS AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN BOYS is not about blame, but about action, resolution, responsibility and solution. It's about the taking of responsibility by those who are responsible. It mandates an end to denial and old ways of shifting the blame for the problem to single parents, absent fathers, and other scapegoats. It is about the grim reality in and of the criminal justice system, and should be actively used in the context of education and criminal justice on all levels.
Between 1990 and 1998, the author, also a probation services professional, had the unique privilege of interviewing over 500 African-American men who had or have been incarcerated. Their stories of their involvement with America's criminal justice system were repetitive and continue to be all too familiar.
The global community, and all who care, cannot ignore the fate of the African-American male (or female) caught up in the criminal justice system, expecting the criminal justice system to give positive results. To ignore his (or her) fate is to ignore his (or her) future and the inherent future, in an era when the children must be our future if there is to be a future! The criminal justice system, both historically and currently, continues to incarcerate African-American males in record numbers and at an unprecedented and escalating rate. (According to the forecast, Hispanics are the next targets!)
Our only means of overcoming this tragedy is to be a part of the solution and not a part of the problem, not even as a contributor to the problem.
AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE ON THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM, ECONOMICS AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN BOYS is offered as an urgent wake-up call and an urgent call to action by parents, teachers, administrators, clergy and anyone who can make a difference in the lives of today's African-American youth living in America. The book is also a challenge to any professional in a position to or honestly interested in making sweeping changes rather than campaign promises.
There is clearly a huge disparity between White males and African-American males who are incarcerated. The goal of AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE ON THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM, ECONOMICS AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN BOYS is to:
(1) Continue to establish a positive dialogue;
(2) Maintain and continue positive dialogue; and
(3) Exchange and address the plight of young African-American males caught up in America's criminal justice system.
Contents of AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE ON THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM, ECONOMICS AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN BOYS include:
THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
Restorative Justice: Will It Work?
Adjudication Disparities of African-American Males
Preparing African-American Youth for the Adult System
The Economy of the Juvenile Justice System
Institutional Racism: A Fabric of This Society
The Master Plan
Red, White and Blue: Don't Be Fooled!
In-Depth Research: Colorado African-American Youth
The Failure of the Public Educational System
Trading Education for Prisons
A Message for African-American Boys...
Title 19: Colorado Children's Code
Legal/Probation/Parole/Corrections & Criminal Justice Terms and Definitions
A Host of Vital Web Sites for Current and Future Research
AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE ON THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM, ECONOMICS AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN BOYS is Highly Recommended for:
All Parents and Guardians of Youth * Single Parents and Absent Role Models * Educators and Mentors * Peer Curriculum Professionals * Positive Role Models * All Levels of Law Enforcement * Corrections Personnel and Administrators * Probation Officers and Related Personnel * Parole Officers and Related Personnel * Colleges and Universities Deans and Instructors * Public, Private, College & University Librarians * Police Science and Criminal Justice Students * Police and Correctional Training Academies.
If You Care and Want to Make a Difference - It was written for YOU!
Order Your Copy(ies) Today!!!