This book contains 82 vignettes relating to the author's experiences as a rookie, then as a member for 12 years of an Inner-City Unit dealing primarily with gangs and drugs, then with a Unit dealing with "Incorrigible" juveniles as d "Dysfunctional," often violent, families and finally as the designer and Coordinator of the State's first Academy for Juvenile Detention Officers.
The Author served his State as a probation Officer for 32 years. His academic education includes a B.A. in Sociology and an M.S. in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. In 1998 he was awarded “Detention Officer Of The Year” by Maricopa county, Arizona. In 1999 he was awarded “Detention Officer Of The Year” by the State of Arizona. In other areas of his life, the Author Served in The United States Marine Corps, is licensed by the FAA as a “Commercial Pilot” and Is a Master Level Martial Artist in Kung Fu, Kenpo, and T’ai Chi Chuan. The author is very happily married and blessed with sons, daughters, and many grandchildren.