During my graduate studies in applied sociology, my concentration was on deviant behavior. I spent a good amount of time examining the role of deviance in society and how it contributes to the workings of a functioning social system. Everything from soda fountains, Jazz music and "reefer madness" to juvenile delinquency and criminal behavior. One … Continue reading From Convict To Entrepreneur: Defying Labels By Empowering Change
An article in today's NY Times magazine tells the tale of a now 33 year old man who was tried an sentenced as an adult and sent to serve about 30 years in prison. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/magazine/greg-ousley-is-sorry-for-killing-his-parents-is-that-enough.html?pagewanted=all He is now 33 and vying for early release after spending years trying to grow and develop himself more … Continue reading How old do you have to be to be rehabilitated?