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EKU School of Justice Studies Produces Major New Journal Issue on Youth, Criminalization, and Punishment

Youth Under Control: Punishment and Reform in the Neoliberal State

EKU School of Justice Studies Associate Professor Judah Schept has co-edited a special issue of the journal Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order entitled “Youth Under Control: Punishment and Reform in the Neoliberal State.” With his co-editor and colleague from Old Dominion University, Randy Myers, Schept has put together an issue concerning the criminalization and confinement of youth, with an emphasis on the structural context and everyday operations of neoliberalism. Of particular note are the contributions of a number of current and former members of the EKU community to the edited volume. In addition to an article he contributed based on his forthcoming book, Schept also co-authored an article with Justice Studies colleagues Tyler Wall and Avi Brisman. Moreover, Justin Turner, a PhD candidate in sociology at Old Dominion University who obtained his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from EKU in 2012, wrote the first article in the special edition.

Schept currently serves as the coordinator of the new major in Social Justice Studies, housed in the School of Justice Studies. More information about the major can be found here:

The volume, including the full text of Myers and Schept’s introduction, can be found here:  

Published on September 24, 2015

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