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Study of the American Experience

“Trapped in a Vice: The Consequences of Confinement for Young People”


Date: 5:30pm EDT September 27

A talk by Alexandra Cox

In her new book, sociologist Cox reveals a juvenile justice system that aims at promoting change in the lives of young people, yet ultimately enmeshes them in a cruel web. Blending firsthand narration with powerful scholarship, her talk will show how the system, more than the crimes themselves, is both a vise and a vice. *Book signing to follow.

Cosponsored by Department of Sociology and The Justice, Law & Society Program at Washington College.

*At these events, autographed copies of the book will be available at half the regular cover price for Washington College students.