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Raised by the Courts: One Judge's Insight Into Juvenile Justice

3.25 of 5 stars 3.25  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  2 reviews
A veteran judge shares her vision for ending the vicious cycle of child abuse and crime. When 19-year-old Leo Boatman was convicted of the brutal murders of two college students, he told the judge, "I can't offer an explanation because there is none." But Judge Irene Sullivan knew there had to be more to the story than just a senseless crime, and she was determined to disc ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published December 15th 2010 by Kaplan
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I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I think that Judge Irene Sullivan sounds like a very fair, compassionate woman, doing a tough job, and if I knew I juvenile in trouble, I'd want them to be in her court. That being said, the book itself was a little bit of a mess.

I should preface this by saying that I am a sociologist by training, and have tutored students in gangs, so I do have some prior knowledge of the subject, and was expecting a more academic work that this was probably i
This book contains good stories about the juvenile justice system, but they aren't organized together in a very compelling way and it isn't clear how they fit together in a whole. It is clear that Judge Sullivan does a lot of good work, but it's unclear as a reader what she wants us to be getting from this book.
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