How Would You Survive?

The Incident, The Arrest, And Jail

About the Book

We are conditioned to take for granted the possibility of being arrested and even sent to jail where people from all social classes and professions (mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters) face the consequence of surviving in contained chaos. But what if it is you, a relative, or a friend that is either blindsided by accusations or is justly called to account for offences? “How Would You Survive?” confronts our tendencies, and mental and social conditions that keep juvenile treatment and adult correctional facilities thriving, and vividly illustrates a myriad of scenarios and personalities common to the arrest and jail experience that hopefully you or your loved one will never have to navigate.

Engaging chapters “Stop Thinking That They Can’t Come For You,” “Why You May Get Arrested For Dummies,” “Survival 101” and “Law & Order Special Victims” are some reader favorites creating contentious discussions in many book clubs, social forums, and Crime and Punishment discussions.

About the Author

A. J. Crenshaw, III is a father, husband, and an individual who is passionate about supporting the family and community dynamic. He has been instrumental in combatting mass incarceration for two decades through his career in public service and providing counseling and mentorship for historically underserved youth and their families throughout the DMV metropolitan area. As a young honor student, A. J. would soon gain first-hand knowledge of the wide variety of circumstances that can subject any adult or child to the judicial system. A. J. emerges as a scholar of social science and counseling psychology and imparts his real-life experience to educate, raise awareness, and guide individuals through life challenges.

Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?

How Would You Survive? The Incident, The Arrest, and Jail take readers on a virtual reality-type journey confronting their probability of experiencing a mishap or engaging in conduct that may lead to being arrested and even sent to jail. This book provides readers with a realistic insight into the atmosphere, personalities, and situations everyone faces who are unjustly or justly subjected to penal consequences. How Would You Survive?.. intends to intrigue a variety of readers, including non-fiction lovers and crime and justice scholars. Its text is intentional in attempting to raise the reader’s awareness, challenge stigmas and stereotypes, deter conduct, and provide a tool for those who have been affected directly or indirectly by the justice system.

Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?

Individuals who enjoy reading Crime documentaries, enjoyed crime drama shows, series that emphasize the arrest and/or jail experience such as Law & Order, Prison Break, Orange Is The New Black, 60 Days In, etc. and individuals studying Criminal Justice or Corrections

Qn 3: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?

The best guidance that I would provide for someone trying to enhance their writing is to equip themselves with two tools: a good thesaurus, and a subscription with Grammarly.

Qn 4: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?

Readers can find more information about me at and my new social media pages: ajcrenshawiii (Facebook), @ajcrenshaw3 (Instagram), and @ajcrenshawiii (Twitter). Much of the same content is available on each so that regardless of which platform readers prefer they won’t miss much.

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