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Publisher's Summary

Now updated with a new introduction and afterword, this award-winning examination of the nation's largest juvenile criminal justice system in Los Angeles by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.

In an age when violence and crime by young people is again on the rise, No Matter How Loud I Shout offers a rare look inside the juvenile court system that deals with these children and the impact decisions made in the courts had on the rest of their lives. Granted unprecedented access to the Los Angeles Juvenile Court, including the judges, the probation officers, and the children themselves, Edward Humes creates an unforgettable portrait of a chaotic system that is neither saving our children in danger nor protecting us from adolescent violence. Yet, he shows us there is also hope in the handful of courageous individuals working tirelessly to triumph over seemingly insurmountable odds.

Weaving together a poignant, compelling narrative with razor-sharp investigative reporting, No Matter How Loud I Shout is a convincingly reported, profoundly disturbing discussion of the Los Angeles juvenile court's failings, providing terrifying evidence of the system's inability to slow juvenile crime or to make even a reasonable stab at rehabilitating troubled young offenders. Humes draws an alarming portrait of a judicial system in disarray.

©1996 Edward Humes (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Critic Reviews

"An important book with a message of great urgency, especially to all concerned with the future of America's children." (Booklist)

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outdated information but interesting as he'll! loved this book and the narrator made it so easy to get into!

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Cheesy

If you're considering this book, read Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson instead. This is cheesy and outdated. The performance is oddly dramatic. I couldn't finish it.

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If you could sum up No Matter How Loud I Shout in three words, what would they be?

Memorable, thought provoking

What was one of the most memorable moments of No Matter How Loud I Shout?

Sister Janet's interactions with the kids

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One of the kid's stories made me tear up. Pretty sure I laughed and rolled my eyes at a judge.

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Required reading for anyone working with teenagers

This book is so well written it just sucks you in. It's like you were there in court with these kids and these lawyers. This book is heartbreaking however it enriched my life and change the way I think about crime.