Book Description

From the Inside Flap 'This riveting ethnography provides readers with a rare look at the experiences of young women within the juvenile justice system. Flores brilliantly demonstrates how schools and carceral institutions become inextricably connected to form a ubiquitous system of punitive control, leading to bleak outcomes in the lives of marginalized girls.'?Victor Rios, author of?Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys 'Jerry Flores?s compelling ethnography focuses on the lives of fifty Latina girls at a youth detention facility and its associated community (continuation) school. Through analyzing the various pathways to incarceration, Flores illustrates key turning points that can help extricate girls from the criminal justice system. This book questions conventional knowledge about girls in detention and ultimately complicates the portrayal of racially gendered criminalization. It should be carefully examined by practitioners, scholars, policy makers, and students.'?Denise A. Segura, coeditor of?Women and Migration in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: A Reader Read more About the Author Jerry Flores is a Ford Foundation Fellow, University of California President?s Postdoc, and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the Social Work and Criminal Justice Program at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Read more