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Busboys and Poets Books Presents: The War on Kids
Shirlington | Paul's Den | November 12, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Cara Drinan to discuss her new book "The War on Kids: How American Juvenile Justice Lost Its Way." 

In The War on Kids, Cara Drinan reveals how the United States went from being a pioneer to an international pariah in its juvenile sentencing practices. Academics and journalists have long recognized the failings of juvenile justice practices in this country and have called for change. Despite the uncertain political climate, there is hope that recent Supreme Court decisions may finally make those calls a reality. The War on Kids seizes upon this moment of judicial and political recognition that children are different in the eyes of the law. Drinan chronicles the shortcomings of juvenile justice by drawing upon social science, legal decisions, and first-hand correspondence with Terrence and others like him-individuals whose adolescent errors have cost them their lives. At the same time,The War on Kids maps out concrete steps that states can take to correct the course of American juvenile justice.

Books will be available for purchase before and after the event. 


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