Punished : policing the lives of Black and Latino boys / Victor M. Rios - Details - TroveRequest Exam or Desk Copy. A classic ethnography that reveals how urban police criminalize black and Latino boys. Victor Rios grew up in the ghetto of Oakland, California in the s and 90s. A former gang member and juvenile delinquent, Rios managed to escape the bleak outcome of many of his friends and earned a PhD at Berkeley and returned to his hometown to study how inner city young Latino and African American boys develop their sense of self in the midst of crime and intense policing. Punished examines the difficult lives of these young men, who now face punitive policies in their schools, communities, and a world where they are constantly policed and stigmatized. Rios followed a group of forty delinquent Black and Latino boys for three years. These boys found themselves in a vicious cycle, caught in a spiral of punishment and incarceration as they were harassed, profiled, watched, and disciplined at young ages, even before they had committed any crimes, eventually leading many of them to fulfill the destiny expected of them.
Punished Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys New Perspectives in Crime Deviance and Law
Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
Victor M. Rios is an award-winning professor, author, and former high school drop-out and juvenile delinquent. Rios grew up in a single parent household in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Oakland, California where he was surrounded by drugs and gangs. Rios dropped out of school in the eighth grade and ended up in Juvenile Hall by the age of fifteen. After being a victim of gun violence he decided to resume his schooling with the help of one of his high school teachers, Flora Russ and various other mentors. In Rios began attending California State University, East Bay , with the condition that he take part in a summer program that would teach him basic college academic skills.
Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
The author discusses his background as a former gang member and juvenile delinquent in Oakland, California, during the s and s, details his efforts to study the lives of young men from his neighborhood after earning a PhD in sociology at Berkeley, and emphasizes the importance of understanding in order to develop solutions for young men who live in a culture of punishment. Read more Rating: not yet rated 0 with reviews - Be the first. Ebook Library. Project MUSE. ProQuest Ebook Central.