Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology

The Palgrave International Handbook of Youth Imprisonment

Editors: Cox, Alexandra, Abrams, Laura S. (Eds.)

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  • Includes a foreword by Professor Manfred Nowak
  • Balances scholarly analysis with ‘real life’ perspectives, from formerly-incarcerated youth, system administrators, and policy advocates
  • Draws in particular on the work of researchers who have engaged in qualitative research about the imprisonment of young people
  • Lays out the tensions and debates in this area of study
  • Speaks to those interested in the sociology of punishment and imprisonment, prison studies, juvenile delinquency/youth justice, critical youth studies, and social work/social welfare
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This handbook brings together the knowledge on juvenile imprisonment to develop a global, synthesized view of the impact of imprisonment on children and young people. There are a growing number of scholars around the world who have conducted in-depth, qualitative research inside of youth prisons, and about young people incarcerated in adult prisons, and yet this research has never been synthesized or compiled. This book is organized around several core themes including: conditions of confinement, relationships in confinement, gender/sexuality and identity, perspectives on juvenile facility staff, reentry from youth prisons, young people’s experiences in adult prisons, and new models and perspectives on juvenile imprisonment. This handbook seeks to educate students, scholars, and policymakers about the role of incarceration in young people’s lives, from an empirically-informed, critical, and global perspective.

About the authors

Alexandra Cox is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex, UK. She previously served as Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz in their Department of Sociology.
Laura S. Abrams is Chair and Professor of Social Welfare at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, USA. Her scholarship focuses on improving the well-being of youth and young adults with histories of incarceration.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave International Handbook of Youth Imprisonment
Editors
  • Alexandra Cox
  • Laura S. Abrams
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-68759-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-68759-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-68758-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 642
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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