Conclusion: <i>Critical Practice and Public Policy</i>

Adam D. Reich

in Hidden Truth

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780520262669
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520947788 | DOI:
Conclusion: Critical Practice and Public Policy

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This chapter explores the implications for criminological scholarship and for juvenile correctional reform, arguing that the criminological literature is limited because it fails to acknowledge the role of masculinity in crime. It also argues that juvenile correctional reformers should consider the role criminally involved young men might play in bringing about needed reforms. The chapter discusses the classical, positivist, and subcultural perspectives of criminologists, and suggests implications for thinking differently about the mechanism by which juvenile correctional reform might take place, and about the actors who will bring it about. It also suggests that young men's individual rehabilitation must be connected to the collective rehabilitation of the world in which they live. To avoid the dual reproductions of outsider masculinity and insider masculinity, the challenge is for organizers, teachers, and young men themselves to create the space for critical practice.

Keywords: critical practice; criminologists; masculinity; juvenile correctional reform; rehabilitation; criminological literature

Chapter.  5422 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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