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Angry young men : how parents, teachers, and counselors can help "bad boys" become good men
Kipnis, Aaron R.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [1999]

Physical Description:
xiii, 277 pages ; 24 cm
Bad boys -- Living in a house on fire -- Slipping through the cracks at school -- Mean streets -- Juvenile injustice -- Drugs and criminalization -- Youth corrections and gangs -- The American gulag -- From bad boys to good men -- Honoring the spirit of young men.
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HV9104 .K546 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Author Aaron Kipnis was arrested and jailed for the first time at age 11 and he spent the next seven years of his life in and out of jail and living on the streets. He is now a respected psychologist specializing in male psychology. In Bad Boys he tells his own story, writing from the perspective of an expert devoted to helping boys and young men, including a number of suggestions for alternatives to the current youth corrections system.

Author Notes

Aaron Kipnis, Ph.D., is a popular national speaker and consultant on male psychology. He is president of the Fatherhood Coalition, a nonprofit organization. He therapists in training at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

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Library Journal Review

The author's own history is a litany of physical abuse, parental neglect, abandonment, foster homes, homelessness, drug use, and juvenile incarcerations. With determination and, importantly, help, young Kipnis managed a lifestyle change: He earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is now on the faculty of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has since worked to instill his belief that a culture that learns to understand and address the needs of young males, especially those of social, racial, or economic minorities, is financially, practically, humanely wiser than one that locks them up or puts them down when their frustration erupts in disruptive social and/or criminal actions, as his did. Kipnis persuasively contends that parenting and job-skills training programs, counseling, community services, and affordable quality education is infinitely more effective in encouraging constructive behavior for them and their progeny than America's increasingly popular punitive response. Highly recommended for academics, professionals, and the general public.ÄSuzanne W. Wood, SUNY Coll. of Technology, Alfred (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
1. Bad Boysp. 1
2. Living in a House on Firep. 13
3. Slipping Through the Cracks at Schoolp. 37
4. Mean Streetsp. 69
5. Juvenile Injusticep. 91
6. Drugs and Criminalizationp. 119
7. Youth Corrections and Gangsp. 145
8. The American Gulagp. 169
9. From Bad Boys to Good Menp. 199
10. Honoring the Spirit of Young Menp. 225
Notesp. 235
Electronic Resourcesp. 263
About the Authorp. 267
Indexp. 269