Juvenile

Juvenile

Book - 2004
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"In 1989, juvenile courts handed 1.2 million delinquency cases. A decade later, this number had risen 44 percent, to 1.8 million. During this same period the violent-crime index dropped for juveniles. Today, there are more than 100,000 young people behind bars in the United States, 14,000 of them housed in adult jails or prisons. Two thirds of these are people of color, though minority youths account for one third of the entire juvenile population. Most of the incarcerated are boys, but the number of female inmates is rising at nearly three times the rate for that of males. Each year, about 11,000 detainees try to kill themselves. For his second powerHouse Books monograph, Juvenile, photographer Joseph Rodriguez spent several years following several youths, from arrest, counseling, trial adjudication, and incarceration, to release, probation, house arrest, group homes, and the search for employment and meaning in their lives. Additionally, Rodrngiez documented some of the people who work in the juvenile justice system- judges, public defenders, district attorneys, probation officers, and social workers. Many of these kids face great obstacles, including a criminal justice system
Publisher: New York, NY : PowerHouse Books, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781576871386
157687138X
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 25 cm

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