A Dream Denied: Incarceration, Recidivism, and Young by Michaela Soyer

By Michaela Soyer

younger minority males are usually portrayed in renowned media as sufferers of poverty and discrimination. A Dream Denied delves deeper, investigating the social and cultural implications of the “American dream” narrative for younger minority males within the juvenile justice platforms in Boston and Chicago. This publication connects younger male offenders’ cycles of desistance and recidivism with normative assumptions approximately luck and failure in American society, exposing a sad disconnect among structural fact and juvenile justice coverage. This publication demanding situations us to think again how American society pertains to its so much weak contributors, the way it responds to their own mess ups, and the way it can provide them a greater future.

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