TitleReentry of Emerging Adults: Adolescent Inmates' Transition Back Into the Community
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsInderbitzin, M
JournalJournal of Adolescent Research
Pagination453 - 476
Date Published2009/07/01

This article is based on the sociological analysis of the experiences and perspectives of five young men making the transition out of one state's end-of-the-line maximum security juvenile correctional facility and attempting to reenter the community as emerging adults. As part of a larger ethnographic study of violent offenders in a cottage, these young men shared their observations as they faced their futures with both fear and hope. Upon their release from the institution, they found few people or services to rely on, and they struggled the best way they knew to cope with new and frightening responsibilities of independence and emerging adulthood.

Short TitleJournal of Adolescent Research