Instructors: Visit this page as Katy and Karen share discussion tips and teaching resources to help guide learning and to connect this book with the core concepts and theories such as critical race theory, criminology, youth violence, feminist theory, nationalism, colonialism, adolescent development, critical youth studies, ethnographic methods, and critical research methods with youth.
"Jacked Up sensitively captures the complex of forces that bear down on a youth population we know very little about, helping us to understand the violence enacted
upon them and by them, the turbulence and entanglements of Hawaii’s colonial past, racial and gender injustice, the penalty of poverty and the fallout from youth incarceration. A thoughtful ethnography."—Amy L. Best, Author Prom Night: Youth, Schools and Popular Culture and Fast Cars, Cool Rides: The Accelerating World of Youth and Their Cars
"This remarkable book demonstrates the incredible spirit of resilience that young people generate as they encounter poverty, racism, violence, and institutional failure and neglect. Irwin and Umemoto insightfully demonstrate the processes and programs that work in changing the punitive treatment that marginalized youths receive. This riveting ethnography provides readers with a rare look at the experiences of young women within the juvenile justice system."—Victor Rios, Author Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys