We recommend the following books for professionals and laypeople alike. 

Rethinking Juvenile Justice by Elizabeth S. Scott and Laurence Steinberg

Adolescence by Laurence Steinberg

Actual Innocence: When Justice Goes Wrong and How to Make it Right by Barry Scheck, Peter Neufield, and Jim Dwyer

The Case for Pragmatic Psychology by Daniel B. Fishman

The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil by Philip Zimbardo

Kids, Cops, and Confessions: Inside the Interrogation Room by Barry C. Feld

The Psychology of Interrogation and Confessions: A Handbook by Gisli H. Gudjonsson

Stress and Emotion: A New Synthesis by Richard S. Lazarus

Emotion and Adaptation by Richard S. Lazarus

Stress, Appraisal, and Coping by Richard S. Lazarus and Susan Folkman

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini

Intelligence Reframed: Multiple Intelligences for the 21st Century by Howard E. Gardner

The Psychology of Criminal Conduct by D. A. Andrews and James Bonta

Forensic Evaluation of Juveniles by Thomas Grisso

Youth on Trial: A Developmental Perspective on Juvenile Justice Edited by Thomas Grisso and Robert G. Schwartz

Somebody Else’s Children by Jill Wolfson and John Hubner

The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self – Not Just Your “Good” Self – Drives Success and Fulfillment by Todd Kashdan & Robert Biswas-Diener

Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency: A Comprehensive Framework by James (Buddy) C. Howell

The Handbook of Forensic Psychology Edited by Irving B. Weiner

Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice (Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice Series) by Meda Chesney-Lind