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Law Enforcement Today | October 31, 2014

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Juvenile Justice

Fighting Juvenile Crime

August 8, 2012 |

Everyone agrees that juvenile crime should be taken seriously, but experts often disagree about what should be done. Two once-popular approaches, both based on aggressive shock tactics, have failed to deliver the promised results. One is participation in “Scared … Read More

No More Mandatory Life Sentences for Juvenile Offenders

June 29, 2012 |

On June 24, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court abolished mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles. Justice Elena Kagan, writing for the majority, noted that mandatory life sentences for juveniles ignore the … Read More

Are We Letting American Kids Down?

December 20, 2011 | 2

The FBI released encouraging statistics developed from UCR data indicating that both property and violent crime are down overall in the United States.   That’s the good news.  Bad news has also been released recently.  The number of … Read More

30% of Young People Have a Record by 23

December 19, 2011 |

 

The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth is a series of studies of young people sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The study investigated a number of issues.  One finding is discouraging.  By age 23, 30% of young people … Read More