Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Eastern State Penitentiary Searchlight Series

The author explores the consequences of a juvenile justice system that is aimed at promoting change in the lives of young people, yet she believes trap them in a system that they struggle to move beyond. Weaving historical and contemporary perspectives, she explores how remnants of long-discredited practices remain in the current system.

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Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

An Exploration of Youth Incarceration in the Hudson Valley

I will be speaking at the Hudson Area Library about my research with Dr. Frankie Bailey from the University of Albany.

This discussion will focus on the impact of youth incarceration in the Hudson Valley.  The discussion builds on the recent release of the book Trapped in a Vice: The Consequences of Confinement for Young People (Rutgers University Press, 2018) by Dr. Alexandra Cox, formerly of SUNY New Paltz, and which explores the consequences of a juvenile justice system that is aimed at promoting change in the lives of young people, yet ultimately relies upon tools and strategies that enmesh them in a system that they struggle to move beyond. 

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Apr
8
4:00 PM16:00

Adirondacks community event

A Community Conversation about juvenile justice in the Adirondacks.  With the medium-security adult prison in Ray Brook slated to become a juvenile facility, a conversation with Alexandra Cox, author of Trapped in a Vice:  The Consequences of Confinement for Young People, is urgent and right on time.  It  will be held at Hotel North Woods, in The Cabin Grill, 2520 Main Street in Lake Placid.  Doors at 4pm, event at 4:30pm

Contact John Brown Lives! for details:  info@johnbrownlives.org

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Feb
22
12:30 PM12:30

Law and Society Association Punishment and Society Critical Research Network Speaker Series

Punishment & Society CRN Digital Speaker Series

Thursday, February 22, 12:30-2:00 EST

(YouTube link will be sent out shortly before the talk begins)

Alexandra Cox, University of Essex

“Trapped in a Vice:

The Consequences of Confinement for Young People”

This talk will share the findings of a book, Trapped in a Vice: the Consequences of Confinement for Young People, which explores the consequences of a juvenile justice system that is aimed at promoting change in the lives of young people, yet ultimately relies upon tools and strategies that enmesh them in a system that they struggle to move beyond.  The system, rather than the crimes themselves, is the vice.  It also acts as a vise in the lives of young people, pushing young people to change through the use of intensive interventions and services, but also pulling them away from meaningful opportunities for growth and development. The book explores the lives of the young people and adults in New York’s justice system, revealing the ways that they struggle to manage the expectations of that system; these stories from the ground level of the justice system reveal the complex exchange of policy and practice.

Link to more information here.

 

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Nov
2
5:30 PM17:30

University of Cambridge, Institute of Criminology, Public Seminar Series

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This seminar will share the findings of a book, Trapped in a Vice: the Consequences of Confinement for Young People, which explores the consequences of a juvenile justice system that is aimed at promoting change in the lives of young people, yet ultimately relies upon tools and strategies that enmesh them in a system that they struggle to move beyond. The system, rather than the crimes themselves, is the vice. It also acts as a vice in the lives of young people, pushing young people to change through the use of intensive interventions and services, but also pulling them away from meaningful opportunities for growth and development. The book explores the lives of the young people and adults in New York’s justice system, revealing the ways that they struggle to manage the expectations of that system; these stories from the ground level of the justice system reveal the complex exchange of policy and practice

This seminar starts at 5.30pm, and will be held in Seminar Room B3, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA. A drinks reception in the basement foyer will follow this seminar for attendees.

The IoC Public Seminar Series is open to all interested in attending, with no ticket required. If you wish to be added to the seminar mailing list, please contact: enquiries@crim.cam.ac.uk

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