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Author Rios, Victor M., author.

Title Punished : policing the lives of Black and Latino boys / Victor M. Rios
Published New York : New York University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 218 pages)
Series New perspectives in crime, deviance, and law series
New perspectives in crime, deviance, and law series.
Contents Part 1. Hypercriminalization. Dreams deferred: the patterns of punishment in Oakland ; The flatlands of Oakland and the youth control complex ; The labeling hype: coming of age in the era of mass incarceration ; The coupling of criminal justice and community institutions -- Part 2. Consequences. "Dummy smart": misrecognition, acting out, and "going dumb" ; Proving manhood: masculinity as a rehabilitative tool ; Guilty by association: acting white or acting lawful? -- Conclusion: toward a youth support complex -- Appendix: beyond Jungle-Book tropes
Summary Victor Rios grew up in the ghetto of Oakland, California in the 1980s 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from electronic title page (De Gruyter , viewed on July 29, 2020)
Subject African American boys -- California -- Oakland -- Social conditions
Hispanic American boys -- California -- Oakland -- Social conditions
Punishment -- California -- Oakland
African American boys -- Social conditions.
Hispanic American boys -- Social conditions.
California -- Oakland.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010053655
ISBN 0814769322