As time passes our juvenile justice system changes we are tending to focus on punishment rather than in rehabilitation. In the book Sister Janet was one of the few people that believed that the juveniles deserve to be treated normal and received positive s...
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...st about the book is that the author introduced different characters with different paths that lead them to criminal activity. I also liked the fact that Mark gave the kids an opportunity to express their feelings and in some way escape the reality especially those that were sentence to 15 years in prison. I personally believe that Mark learned a lot more from his students than what the students learned from him. The books also helped me understand teenagers a lot better especially now that I started working at a group home I understand the different behavior each client have. It made me realize that each one comes with a different background and that is important to listen to what they have to say. Overall the book is great and mostly because is nonfiction. Is important to keep on mind that our goal with juveniles is to change their path way in a positive way.
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