The author describes his experiences as a juvenile delinquent and examines the American child care system and juvenile justice programs
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"In this moving autobiography, Waln Brown describes his early life and teenage years as a delinquent and his struggle to escape from the cycle of violence and institutionalization that threatened to engulf him. He presents both his own recollections and the contrasting official records. Now a Ph.D., Brown brings an unusual mixture of professional skill and personal honesty to a topic of wide interest."
"For a professional man to expose the intimate particulars of his disrupted family origins and his youthful delinquency requires great courage. Waln Brown has undertaken this task in the hope of throwing light on the little understood process whereby many one-time delinquent mature into solid citizens...An unusual opportunity for insightful comment." Donald J. West, M.D., Director, Institute for Criminology, University of Cambridge, England
"The fact that he speaks from intimate personal experience, is part of the charm of this book...he has a story to tell and he tells it well...Provocative, suggestive, and enthralling." Dr. James F. Short, Jr., Professor of Sociology, Washington State University, and a former president of the American Sociological Association and the American Society of Criminology
Waln K. Brown was born in York, Pennsylvania, October, 1944, a "surprise" child of ill-matched parents who did the "right thing" and got married. For the next 11 years, they fought constantly, creating an unhealthy environment that adversely affected Waln emotionally and behaviorally. Rejected by his father for "ruining his life," and confused by his mother's obsessive-compulsive disorder of washing him in her "crazy clean" solution of Lysol and ammonia, Waln began a pattern of acting out that led to placement in an orphanage, juvenile detention home, state psychiatric hospital and juvenile reform school. A terrible student who spent eighth grade in special education and failed the ninth grade, Waln earned an A.S. degree from York College of Pennsylvania, B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University (summa cum laude) and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He held positions with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the National Center for Juvenile Justice and the Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago. Waln is the CEO of the William Gladden Foundation, and the author of over 230 books, articles and popular publications about youth and family issues.
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