Law and Order and School: Daily Life in an Educational Program for Juvenile Delinquentsreviewed by Bruce Wolford ó 2002
If you are familiar with the popular television series Law
& Order from which the title of this publication draws
heavily, then you know that there are two equally important parts
of the criminal justice system: the police and prosecutors. Despite
the catchy wording of the opening credits of that program, there a
number of other "equally important" components of the justice
system. In the case of residential and community based centers for
youthful offenders there are two significant components: the
treatment/custodial staff that manage the facility and the teachers
who help to educate the youth: Law and Order and School: Daily
Life in an Educational Program for Juvenile Delinquents tells
This engaging 197-page book by educational consultant Shira
Birnbaum examines the "Academy" for delinquent youth. The Academy
(an alias) is a thin cover for a well known series of outdoor-based
treatment programs for at-risk youth.
Ms Birnbaum went partially undercover as a teacher in the
Academy for the better part of a year. Her... (preview truncated at 150 words.) Title:
Law and Order and School: Daily Life in an Educational Program for Juvenile DelinquentsAuthor(s):
Temple University Press, PhiladelphiaISBN:
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- Bruce Wolford
Eastern Kentucky University
Dr. Bruce I. Wolford is Director of the Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Training Resource Center (TRC). The Center provides training, facilitation, research, and evaluation services to a variety of public and private sector clients. He has served as a Professor in the College of Justice and Safety at EKU since 1979. Dr. Wolford has worked in the areas of Education, Staff Development, Training and Facilitation for the past 30 years.
Bruce is the past President of the Correctional Education Association, a past editor of The Journal of Correctional Education and a member of the American Correctional Association Board of Governors.
Dr. Wolford also provides a wide range of meeting facilitation and planning services using a highly visual storyboarding process. The TRC also provides training for facilitators and consultants.