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Born, Not Raised: Voices from Juvenile Hall
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0979236630, Paperback)Susan Madden Lankford, who explored homelessness and female incarceration in her two previous award-winning books, examines the plight of youngsters serving time in juvenile hall in BORN, NOT RAISED: VOICES FROM JUVENILE HALL.
For two years, Lankford interviewed more than 120 incarcerated teenagers, eight of them weekly, and features their voices, views, writing and drawings along with interviews with pediatric psychiatrists, neurobiologists, judges, probation officers and other professionals in BORN, NOT RAISED. In researching her book on women in jail, Lankford learned that a majority of inmates had at least two children in foster care, living with relatives or in detention. Many of them would end up in jail, too, because they lacked the basic parenting necessary to become productive individuals.
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"In the final volume of her trilogy on interlinked social issues, [the author] explores the troubled psyches of young people incarcerated in Juvenile Hall. The perspectives of psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and experts in the field of juvenile justice, combined with dramatic contributions elicited from the youths themselves, underscore the social and neurobiological impacts of childhood trauma. Ultimately, however, the message of 'Born, not raised' is hope-- that unnurtured youth, with all their dreams and deficits, can be reparented and rewoven into the social fabric."--P.  of cover.