Preston Elrod received his PhD at Western Michigan University. He is currently a professor and coordinator of the undergraduate program in criminal justice at Eastern Kentucky University. He has published articles on a variety of criminal and juvenile justice topics, and he is the co-author of ‘Juvenile Justice: A Social, Historical and Legal Perspective,’ Third Edition. Dr. Elrod has worked as the site director of a model school-based delinquency reduction program, and he has worked as a juvenile court intake officer and as the supervisor of a juvenile probation department. He is involved in a variety of community activities and is the co-founder of the Madison County Delinquency Prevention Council, a child advocacy organization in Madison County, Kentucky. He is presently involved in writing projects focusing on social control and the threat to democratic decisionmaking, developing a more humane juvenile justice process, and critical pedagogy.