Dec, 2022
Is it Trauma? Reimagining Justice for Youth
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.); Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Homeland Defense and Security
Jones, Michael T., Sr.
From the thesis: "In urban communities, Black youth's behaviors are often subjected to over-criminalization and punitive disciplinary processes at the hands of aggressive policing strategies and policies. Educating law enforcement on the impact of traumatic events and stressors on the behaviors of Black youth can offer new insight into understanding the effects of the phenomenon. This thesis uses qualitative methodology, including storytelling techniques, to develop a story of a young Black girl suffering from the ill effects of trauma as she interacts with police officers and the juvenile justice system. The fictional narrative along with historical background of policing in urban communities highlight the daily struggles of Black youth due to policing, economic conditions, and community violence, amongst other issues. The account of a traumatized youth searching for normalcy and security from her own community and finding safety with an empathetic police officer provides context for police officers seeking to understand the role they play in urban communities. Aggressive policing strategies can perpetuate the effects of traumatic events and stressors, but the actions of individual officers can be essential in limiting the impact trauma can have on Black youth."
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    Jones, Michael T., Sr.
  • Publishers
    Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
    Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Homeland Defense and Security
  • Date
    Dec, 2022
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library:
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  • Source
    Cohort NCR2103/2104
  • Subjects
    Juvenile corrections
    Law enforcement
    Psychic trauma
    Police training
  • Resource Groups
    Thesis (CHDS)
    Thesis (NPS)

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