Past Event

Youth in Trouble with the Law

A Road Scholar program by Laurie Schaffner

Why do young people get in trouble with the law? What happens to them in the juvenile legal system? How do they experience it and what do their stories tell us? Through a combination of sources in anthropology, sociology, and law scholarship, Criminal Justice expert Laurie Schaffner leads this discussion on the facts that defy myths surrounding youth in the juvenile justice system. Through narrative accounts, this presentation focuses on how communities can better engage with the issues.

For more information contact M. Juliana Johnson, 815.825-2086.