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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Drano Bombs

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I typically and deliberately write to an audience of parents of tweens and teens or to professionals who work with tweens and teens.  However, I am addressing this post, the first since my summer hiatus, to my aunt and my own mother who circulated this e-mail: Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little […]

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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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