Ghosts from the Nursery
Tracing the Roots of Violence
Paperback ISBN: 0871137348
One in twenty children born today will spend some part of his or her adult life in jail. During the last thirty years, violent crimes committed by youth have risen by 371 percent. Cutting to the heart of this alarming trend, Ghosts from the Nursery gives startling new evidence that violent behavior is fundamentally linked to abuse and neglect in the first two years of life. In absorbing and accessible prose, Robin Karr-Morse and Meredith S. Wiley present case histories of "children who kill," along with the latest in brain development research. Ghosts from the Nursery compellingly demonstrates the poisonous effect that neglect, abuse, trauma, injury, and toxicity have in the first thirty-three months of life - and makes a convincing case for a revolution in our beliefs about the care of babies.
The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member
Paperback ISBN: 0802141447
One of L.A.'s most notorious gang leaders takes readers inside the world of gang wars, recounting his ascension through the gang hierarchy, surviving attacks by rival gangs, and life in prison.
8 Ball Chicks
A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangs
Paperback ISBN: 0385474326
A veteran journalist spends a year following girl gangs--white, Black, and Latino--in South Central Los Angeles and elsewhere, tracing the similarities and differences between female and male gangs
No Matter How Loud I Shout
A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court
Hardcover ISBN: 0684811944
A journalist's profile of a juvenile court and its judges, lawyers, probation officers, and children focuses on five specific troubled minors and reveals the system's impact on their lives and their prospects. 25,000 first printing.
Alcohol Education and Young Offenders
Medium and Short Term Effectiveness of Education Programs
Hardcover ISBN: 0387975071
A general review of contemporary responses to young adult offenders with drinking problems in the UK, a specific review of one such response, a court-based alcohol education course (AEC), and an original study comparing behavioral AECs and talk-based AECs. No index. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.