– In 1999, Quan Huynh shot and killed another man in a gang-related shootout in

– In 1999, Quan Huynh shot and killed another man in a gang-related shootout in Hollywood, California. He was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison and the circumstances made it unclear that he would ever get out. He ended up serving 22 years. Even within the hostile environment of prison, Quan sought his own healing, transformation, and self-discovery and earned his release in 2015. Quan Huynh is the bestselling author of Sparrow in the Razor Wire: Finding Freedom from Within While Serving a Life Sentence. He works as the senior post release program manager for Defy Ventures, a non profit helping those with a criminal past transform their lives through the journey of entrepreneurship
-watch the guest lecture presentation and respond to the following prompts. (250-500 words)

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Describe Quan’s trajectory using Life Course Theory. Identify significant transitions and turning points in his life that shaped his criminal trajectory and ultimately what helped shape and facilitate his pathway to desistence. Think about the role of social capital over the lifecourse and the impact of labeling.
What stood out to you most from Quan’s Presentation? Explain your response.
For more about Quan’s story, listen to the Podcast “This Is Actually Happening”:
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