• Articulate the core challenges of the juvenile justice system.

• Describe the significance of age within a life course perspective.

• Define childhood and adolescence as social and legal constructions.

• Define delinquency as social and legal constructions.

• Identify the role of the moral entrepreneur.

• Discuss the difference between folkways, mores, and laws.

• Define intersectionality and its importance for the study of juvenile justice.

• Articulate the perspective of positive youth development.