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Lansing Resident, Elvis Slaughter, Releases New Book

12/6/2017, noon | Updated on 12/6/2017, noon
The book can be used as a tool l for helping young people who are considered “at-risk” for delinquency or ...
Elvis Slaughter

Lansing Resident, Elvis Slaughter, Releases New Book

Elvis Slaughter, a resident of Lansing IL, recently published a new book Preschool to Prison where he discusses the risks that effect “problem children”

and how to address their misunderstood behaviors. Slaughter asks the question, “is the journey to prison determined by the school, environment, or parent?”

Slaughter holds a masters degree in criminal justice and successfully managed thousands of criminals during his thirty years in law enforcement. He is a retired sheriff’s superintendent, fire and police commissioner, and criminologist. Since

his retirement, he has worked as an educator with students from pre-k through 12th grade.

“My aspiration is to empower the South Suburbs of Chicago community

and its stakeholders with invaluable knowledge that will furnish them with the power and insight to help stop the cradle to prison pipeline,” said Slaughter.

Preschool to Prison discusses risk factors and problem behaviors in children and teenagers. The book also offers advice for addressing these situations and keeping the child moving in a positive direction.

“I was inspired to write this book because of my professional experiences

with excellent kids and troubled youths from pre-k to high school seniors,” Slaughter said. “So many of our youths are mislabeled and misunderstood.”

There are twelve chapters in the book with solid evidence-based research on numerous subjects such as warning signs of criminal tendencies in youths, juveniles with mental illness, instability of child development, juvenile incarceration, youth violence and crime, and LGBT youth and the justice system, according to Slaughter.

The book can be used as a tool l for helping young people who are considered

“at-risk” for delinquency or who have committed a delinquent offense. It can also be used as a resource for parents, teachers, and law enforcement who are committed to helping young people succeed and break away from negative stereotypes.

“Hopefully, this book can serve as a guide and create a new paradigm shift on how to effectively deal with our mislabeled, misunderstood, and troubled youths,” said Slaughter.

Preschool to Prison by Elvis Slaughter is available for purchase on amazon.com.