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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence 7/2018

27-04-2018 | Book Review

Vera Lopez: Complicated Lives: Girls, Parents, Drugs and Juvenile Justice

New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2017, 240pp, 978-0-8135-8655-7

Auteur: Melissa Devorkin

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 7/2018

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In Complicated Lives, Vera Lopez concentrates on the lives of sixty-five drug-using teenagers, all of whom are currently in the juvenile system or have been in the juvenile system. Complicated Lives reveals personal stories of the trauma, hardships and the effect of growing up in a home with drug use, abuse, violence and child maltreatment. The book emphasizes the critical role childhood experiences play into whether a child enters into the juvenile system. After conducting interviews with these young women, Lopez realizes the extent to which unequipped parents can negatively affect the lives of their own daughters. Throughout the book, Lopez argues the need for the juvenile system to better rehabilitate girls. As of now, Lopez sees the system as a way to lock up delinquents rather than a system that provides them the necessary resources to succeed. …
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Metagegevens
Titel
Vera Lopez: Complicated Lives: Girls, Parents, Drugs and Juvenile Justice
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2017, 240pp, 978-0-8135-8655-7
Auteur
Melissa Devorkin
Publicatiedatum
27-04-2018
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 7/2018
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-018-0857-y

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