Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the time period that the book covers. What politicians were in office at this time? What were public feelings about the juvenile justice system in the United States? How has the juvenile justice system changed from the time in which the book was written to today?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the setting of Central Juvenile Hall and examines the mood and tone of the book as established through this setting in “Intake.” How does the author establish a sense of fear and desperation within this setting? In what state of disrepair is the building described? Is this facility the same today?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss role of the intake officers at Central Juvenile Hall. Why does the author describe these figures as powerful? How do their reports help to shape the life of a prisoner within the juvenile justice system?
Essay Topic 4
Describe and discuss...
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