Youth, Crime, and Justice is a comprehensive introduction to juvenile justice through a unique case-study approach. Each chapter opens with an engaging case followed by an explanatory chapter that teaches core concepts, key terms, and critical issues.
This accessible textbook covers the historical evolution of the core institutions charged with the socialization, guidance, and regulation of children and youth in the modern era, including the family, schools, communities, child welfare, and the juvenile justice system. Adopting a life course perspective, the book examines the changing legal, social, and political landscape of childhood and adolescence in America. The authors take an intersectional focus, examining the dynamics of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, power, and privilege. The book discusses the juvenile justice system, including police, courts, corrections, and recent community innovations, in relation to the latest research on positive youth development and best practices.
This open-access Companion Website is designed to reinforce the concepts covered in Youth, Crime, and Justice: Learning through Cases. Students can enhance their understanding of each chapter using the interactive Flashcards, review their understanding of the Learning Objectives, and find links to additional media in the Check it Out Resources.
Complimentary teaching materials accompany this text, including an Instructor’s Manual (including chapter outlines and sample class exercises) and Test Bank (including true/false, multiple-choice, and essay questions) are available. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about these materials.