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Generational Criminals: Character or Context?

Kids these days. So goes the refrain of every older generation, going back to the time of Socrates, who lamented about the the “bad manners” of the youth of his day who had “contempt for authority.” Between the deficits of memory and proximity bias (events that occur closer to you are assumed more prevalent), there lies a whole valley of potential judgment. 943 more words


Stop the Labels By DJ Luckett-Flowers

Children matter. Despite the fact that this country has seen a steep decline in young “criminals,” the disproportionate rates of youth criminality still exist. The sad thing is that “young criminals” are first bred and raised in homes like mine and yours. 766 more words


Subtle But Not So Subtle: Systemic Racial Inequality, Disproportionate Minority Contact, and Mass Incarceration of Youth

This post was written by Mack McGhee. In the last 21 years, Mack has worked in various capacities dedicated to the goal of empowering, encouraging, and motivating youth and individuals to succeed, no matter their circumstance. 1,767 more words

Juvenile Justice

Troublemakers in School

The alternative to guide the troubled youth The implementation of rigid disciplinary measures embodied in zero tolerance policies cannot essentially suspend the mounting rate of school violence. 315 more words


Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration

Thirty-three U.S. states and jurisdictions spend $100,000 or more annually to incarcerate a young person, and continue to generate outcomes that result in even greater costs. 50 more words

Juvenile Justice

The Lost Childhood of Oliver and Dodger?

Chapter 8 of the infamous ‘Oliver Twist’ shows Oliver’s first encounter with The Artful Dodger. Although the situation for the characters is similar (in that they are inherently poor and have no biological family around) Dickens has written these characters as contrasts to each other. 285 more words


National Juvenile Justice Prosecution Center

The McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University will house the new National Juvenile Prosecution Center, which will work in collaboration with the University’s… 55 more words