Mike A. Males

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Mike A. Males
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
OccupationAuthor, university professor, social issue researcher, writer
SubjectSociology, Youth studies

Mike A. Males (born 1950) is an American sociologist[1] who is senior researcher for the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, San Francisco, and content director for YouthFacts.org, the online information service on youth issues. He worked for five years at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he taught Sociology of Men and California Youth in Transition.

Males wrote Scapegoat Generation, a book that analyzes statistics to dispel myths about young people in the 1990s.


  • The Scapegoat Generation: America's War on Adolescents (1996)
  • Framing Youth: 10 Myths About The Next Generation (Common Courage Press, 1999)
  • Smoked: Why Joe Camel Is Still Smiling (Common Courage Press, 1999)
  • Kids and Guns (Common Courage Press, 2001)
  • "The New Demons: Ordinary Teens" (Los Angeles Times, April, 2002)
  • "What Do Student Drug Use Surveys Really Mean?" (Journal of School Health, January 2005)
  • "Wrong Way for Teen Drivers" (Los Angeles Times, January, 2008)
  • Teenage Sex and Pregnancy: Modern Myths, Unsexy Realities (Praeger, 2010)


  1. ^ Shawn Hubler (22 January 2006). "The Boomer Buster; Who is Mike Males, and why is he saying those awful things about people of a certain age?". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 1 February 2011.

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