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Judah Schept, an associate professor in Eastern Kentucky University’s School of Justice Studies, 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 assembled an issue concerning the criminalization and confinement of youth, with an emphasis on the structural context and everyday operations of neoliberalism.

A number of current and former members of the EKU community contributed 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 Ph.D. 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 Social Justice Studies major, housed in the School of Justice Studies. For more information about the major, visit

The volume, including the full text of the introduction by Myers and Schept, can be accessed at