Raising Kids by the Numbers

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26.  22.  240. These three numbers trouble me.  No, not in a science fiction way.  I am not seeing these numbers everywhere I look.  I do not believe that they hold the secret to unraveling the mysteries of the Knights Templar, I do not believe that they explain why we are stranded on this island, […]

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Kids for Cash

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Justice is blind, and it has heightened her other senses. In particular, she has an uncanny ability to hear the rattle of jewelry. Nowhere is this more apparent than juvenile court. Kids with resources (e.g., money, attentive parents, community support) receive different treatment than those without. When a poor kid and a rich kid commit […]

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Judging how we judge juveniles.

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Today in the Phoenix New Times, Amy Silverman quoted me in her article, “From Brewer to Arpaio, No One’s Listening to the Experts About How to Save Money or Protect Civil Rights and Public Safety When It Comes to Juvenile Corrections.” I was proud to help Amy with her story. There are too many myths […]

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