This study provides an exploratory glimpse into fourteen case studies of Black and White males who began offending as juveniles and persisted offending into adulthood in a mid-sized city in the South. The subjects were selected via purposive snowball sampling and responded to the following three broad, open-ended questions: (1) How would you describe your life before juvenile incarceration? (2) How would you describe your life during juvenile incarceration? and (3) How would describe your life after juvenile incarceration? Case study analysis was used to discern and describe the pathways and trajectories of the subjects’ criminal offending. Recommendations for minimizing persistent criminality between adolescence and adulthood are provided.
|Advisor:||Robetson, Ray Von|
|Commitee:||Kles, Maranda A., Stearns, Ami E.|
|School:||University of Louisiana at Lafayette|
|School Location:||United States -- Louisiana|
|Source:||MAI 54/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Psychology, Sociology, Criminology|
|Keywords:||Case study on detained juveniles, Incarceration, Juvenile males, Life course theory, The effects of drugs, Trajectories to prison|
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