Building on the strengths of the previous editions, Youth and Society provides a comprehensive overview of the key issues, research, and theoretical developments in the sociology of youth. It retains the strong sociological focus that made the previous editions so popular with lecturers and students. Fully revised and updated, the text aims to engage the reader in explorations of leading edge issues confronting youth, youth researchers and policy makers today. The new edition is expanded to include a fifth part: 'Social issues focusing on specific emerging and contemporary youth issues' and comprises three new chapters: chapter 15: Violence and Crime, Chapter 16: Climate Change, and Chapter 17: Complex Lives. The text has been significantly updated to ensure that content is supported by the latest research. New pedagogy helps students to continue their study into the topics at hand, with the inclusion of extension topics and references.