Other sources of potential support [for Raise the Age] faded away, explains Jeffrey Butts of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, due to fundamental misgivings with the quality of even the juvenile justice system and with the arbitrary choice of 18 as a magical birthday. Butts and others have advocated for a total overhaul of the system, so that it gradually escalates responsibility and adjusts services up to age 25.
Drawing on Elijah Anderson’s (1999) Code of the Street thesis, this study assesses the generalizability of street code attitudes among a sample of college students from a large Midwest university.
Black males were 32 % less likely to receive psychiatric treatment than White males…
A once notorious juvenile detention facility in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx will be the site of a new project anchored by affordable housing, in a plan scheduled to be detailed Thursday by New York City officials.
According to data compiled by the National Center for Juvenile Justice and disseminated by the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the court processing of juvenile delinquency cases has reflected persistent racial disparities since the 1980s.
The U.S. juvenile arrest rate for homicide rate grew 4 percent between 2014 and 2015 but remained 70 percent lower than the 1990s peak.
Despite recent upticks, the crime rate remains at near-record lows with data showing violent crime down 16.5 percent compared with a decade ago.
Murders up 10.8% in biggest percentage increase since 1971, FBI data shows Rising violence in 2015 driven by increase in…
Dynamic risk/promotive factors change during youth residential placement. Agencies should assess an array of dynamic risks and promotive factors at intake.
Researchers posing as convicted felons called 300 real estate agents asking about apartment rentals.
The current study assesses the prevalence, co-occurence and correlates of animal cruelty and firesetting behavior among juvenile delinquents.
As one state wrestles with the effects of trying juvenile defendants in adult courts, others reconsider the practice.
Kids who are sentenced by college-football-loving judges who are disappointed after unexpected team losses are finding themselves behind bars for longer than kids who are sentenced after wins or predicted losses.
Some criminal justice experts caution that limiting early release programs could backfire…
Are new technologies able to improve justice or are they merely adding a digital veneer to systemic problems?
East New York, Brooklyn has the highest number of shooting deaths in New York City this year with 6, and 10 other types of homicides. But there’s a 40-block radius on the border with Brownsville where there hasn’t been a shooting since February, and there hasn’t been a fatal shooting since November 2014.
The diverse mix of policies and practices in the juvenile justice system raises questions about its future.
Juvenile justice knowledge is not an established canon; it is organic and ever-changing. Researchers do not already know everything there is to know about reducing recidivism and keeping youth out of the justice system.