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Juveniles in Contemporary Society: Understanding Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, First Edition

  • Saundra D. Trujillo
  • L. Thomas Winfree Jr.
  • Carlos E. Posadas
Series / Aspen Criminal Justice Series
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Juveniles in Contemporary Society: Understanding Juvenile Justice and Delinquency is an authoritative and well-crafted introduction to today's Juvenile Justice system. Using a thematic framework that supports analysis, the authors provide an integrated approach to topical coverage. Through clear writing, an interdisciplinary selection of sources, and thoughtful themes, authors Saundra D. Trujillo, L. Thomas Winfree, Jr., and Carlos E. Posadas illuminate the roles of history and theory in shaping today's juvenile justice system. Helpful pedagogy consistently supports understanding, retention, and review.

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • Diverse author team who bring a variety of backgrounds and perspectives to the text.
  • Theoretical Reflections boxes that integrate overarching themes throughout the text.
  • Comparative and international insights grounded in the content of each chapter, with International Perspectives boxes included throughout the book.
  • Understandable historical review of both juvenile justice and juvenile delinquency.
  • Compelling vignettes that open each chapter, raising questions about the themes to be explored, illustrating basic concepts, and fueling class discussion
  • Helpful graphs and tables illustrate the key topics.
  • Excellent Critical Thinking questions at the end of each chapter.
Unique chapters that are key to the study of Juvenile Justice today:
  • Chapter 5, Understanding Delinquency: Theories of Race, Ethnicity and Gender and Chapter 12, Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Highlights from Recent Research explore the impacts of social constructions like gender, race, and ethnicity on youths' interactions with the justice system.
  • Chapter 6, Delinquency Prevention addresses prevention and intervention from both philosophical and practical perspectives, discussing what works and what does not work and some of the reasons behind program success or failure.
  • Chapter 11, Juvenile Probation and Aftercare provides thoughtful and in-depth discussion of this often-overlooked topic.
  • Chapter 13, Youth Gangs and Violence highlights a national issue and shows how theory can inform research and how research can inform both policy and practice in the juvenile justice system.   
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About the authors
Saundra D. Trujillo
Assistant Professor
New Mexico State University

Dr. Saundra Trujillo is a native New Mexican who completed her B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of New Mexico before joining the Criminology and Criminal Justice department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she assisted on the G.R.E.A.T. II evaluation and earned her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

While completing her dissertation, Dr. Trujillo returned to New Mexico and taught for Central New Mexico Community College, where she worked closely with community partners and led a team focused on removing barriers for students impacted by the criminal justice system. Dr. Trujillo’s most recent research focuses on immigration, ethnicity, community-level correlates of crime, as well as juvenile justice and gang behavior.

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