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Law and Justice and George Zimmerman

The exoneration of Travyon Martin's killer is a stark reminder of the limitations of our judicial systems and the choices we make about the laws under which we live.<p>In the next few hours and days you'll likely be inundated with analysis and commentary and solemn expressions of outrage or joy about …

Missouri prosecutor to seek special prosecutor in teen rape case

A Missouri prosecutor who dropped charges in a controversial rape case will ask a court to appoint a special prosecutor to review the facts and look at possibly refiling charges.<p>Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert L. Rice said Wednesday that he was making the request after CNN aired …

Juvenile life terms still up in air after court case

<b>ST. LOUIS •</b> Their crimes are among the worst of the worst.<p>An elderly man beaten, then suffocated in a freezer in his Maplewood home in 1985. A …

Sunset Youth Services: Supporting At-Risk Youth Through Art & Music For 3 Decades

In 1992, Ron and Dawn Stueckle had recently moved to the Outer Sunset, and were looking to make a difference in lives of the youth in their new …

Police seek missing Nevada teenager over killings of mother, brother

A missing Nevada teenager, who was initially thought to have been a possible victim following the killing his mother and brother, is now a suspect in the case, police said.<p>Adrian Navarro-Canales' mother and brother were found stabbed to death in their apartment on Friday, the police department in …

Colorado teen shot and killed in prank gone wrong

The combination of a gun and a surprise gone wrong left a beloved 18-year-old track star dead, authorities in Longmont, Colorado, say.<p>The incident happened Friday when Premila Lal and her 12-year-old cousin decided to play a joke on Nerrek Galley, a close family friend, according to Lal's father. …

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruling Keeps Kids Out of Adult Prisons

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ruled last month that young people may no longer be held in adult prisons while awaiting juvenile court hearings.<p>The …

The Truth Behind the Bars

Prison officials are experts at euphemism. Just a reminder as to what euphemism is:<p>The substitution of an inoffensive term for one considered …

Crime

Juvenile Justice

The purpose of the FW-PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory (FW-TFI) is to provide a reliable and efficient measure of the extent to which facility …

Correctional Education for Youth

<i>Our session begins by meeting a couple of our students…</i><p>It was the last straw for the juvenile court's Judge Hossenfeffer to whom Leon’s face was as …

Mental Health

Police: 15-Year-Old Male Allegedly Forced 7-Year-Old Girl to Perform Sex Act on Him Then Tried to Kill Her

<i>Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski</i><p>FISHKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested a 15-year-old boy who allegedly forced a 7-year-old girl to perform a sex act on him and then started a fire in an attempt to kill her in New York’s Hudson Valley.<p>State police said Saturday the …

Life in prison for a 12 year old?