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Juvenile Offenders and Guns

Voices Behind Gun Violence

Authors: Marano, Diane

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Juvenile Offenders and Guns explores how and why twenty-five incarcerated young men of color acquired and used guns, and how guns made them feel. Guns have multiple meanings and serve many purposes for these youth as they attempt to construct a capable masculinity in their worlds, growing up in homes where money is often scarce and fathers absent.

About the authors

Diane Marano served as an assistant prosecutor in Camden, New Jersey, for twenty-five years, supervising the juvenile unit for over two decades. She earned her PhD in Childhood Studies from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in Camden, USA, and has taught Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Law, and Urban Education there.

Reviews

Selected by Choice magazine as an "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2016

“The six well-written chapters detail how guns construct meaning and masculinity, create pathways for producing and consuming violence, and are perceived as a panacea for solving life’s hardships and inadequacies. An important read for scholars as well as practitioners interested in juvenile delinquency and crime. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries.” (P. J. Venturelli, Choice, Vol. 54 (3), November, 2016)

“The unique contribution of this work is the in-depth interviews with the 25 juvenile offenders. … this book on its face will be of interest to criminologists, criminal justice policy-makers, and citizens concerned with the harmful effects of gun violence. … This book provides a decent introduction to the various stages of gun acquisition and use by impoverished, inner-city, racial minority youth.” (David Yamane, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books, clcjbooks.rutgers.edu, May, 2017)

“Juvenile Offenders and Guns: Voices Behind Gun Violence, examines how an environment such as poverty and violence creates a juvenile offender’s need or want for a gun. These research findings will be useful to anyone studying how a juvenile living in poverty can consume the violence and in return portray that with gun acquisition … . book successfully provides insight into how juveniles are feeling while committing their offenses but also what led them to turn to the street lifestyle.” (Norma L. Rodriguez, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Vol. 46, 2017)


"This volume offers useful and original contributions. . . That this research purposively narrows its focus on young men and their varied relationships to guns is timely, revealing, and intriguing." - Laurie Schaffner, Associate Professor, Sociology Department, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 76,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-52014-2
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-52013-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Juvenile Offenders and Guns
Book Subtitle
Voices Behind Gun Violence
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Diane Marano
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52014-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137520142
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52013-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 210
Topics