Los Angeles, California
This is the main city and setting of the book.
This small city and suburb of a greater metropolitan area is the location of the juvenile court in the book.
California Youth Authority
This refers to the most severe form of punishment for juveniles without going to adult court. A number of the seven kids Humes followed ended up there.
This refers to the areas of LA County where a number of serious crimes were committed.
These are charges that apply to juveniles for crimes that are not crimes for adults. They are used to draw kids into the juvenile system before they commit serious crimes and are beyond the reach of the system.
The Writing Class
This is the setting where Humes interacts with the main individuals within the juvenile justice system.
Geri spent much of his...
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