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 book takes 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. A complimentary Instructor's Manual and Test Bank (available in the free Respondus test management system, Word, or PDF) are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Carolyn Boyes-Watson is professor of sociology and director for the Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University. She is the author of Crime and Justice: Learning through Cases. Erika Gebo is associate professor of sociology and director of the graduate program in Crime and Justice Studies at Suffolk University. She is the co-editor of Looking Beyond Suppression: Community Responses to Gang Violence.