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Review: Can At-Risk Youth Be Diverted From Crime?

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Jennifer S. Wong, Jessica Bouchard, Jason Gravel, Martin Bouchard, Carlo Morselli; “Can At-Risk Youth be Diverted From Crime? A Meta-Analysis of Restorative Diversion Programs.” Criminal…
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Review: Police Violence and the Child’s Mind

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Dennis, Andrea L. Good Cop – Bad Cop: Police Violence and the Child’s Mind, 58 Howard Law Journal 811 (2015). http://digitalcommons.law.uga.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2059&context=fac_artchop. Summary: Far…
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Review: Get Tough Treatments Do Not Work

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Arkowitz, Hal and Lillenfeld, Scott O.; How to Turn Around Troubled Teens, Scientific American, (Nov. 2014) https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-turn-around-troubled-teens/. Summary Boot…
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Review: How to Encourage Positive Police Interactions with Juveniles

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: International Association of Chiefs of Police, The Effects of Adolescent Development on Policing (2014) http://www.iacp.org/Portals/0/documents/pdfs/IACPBriefEffectsofAdolescentDevelopmentonPolicing.pdf. Summary: Juveniles,…
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Review: First Juvenile Arrests

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Kim, KiDeuk; Kirk, David S., Liberman, Akiva M., Labeling Effects of First Juvenile Arrests: Secondary Deviance and Secondary Sanctioning, In press, Criminology (Feb. 2014) http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/alfresco/publication-pdfs/413274-Labeling-Effects-of-First-Juvenile-Arrests-Secondary-Deviance-and-Secondary-Sanctioning.PDF. Summary Police…
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Using Adolescent Brain Science to Inform Reliable Sentencing Outcomes

The United States Supreme Court held in Graham v. Florida (2010) and Miller v. Alabama (2012) that children may not be sentenced to life without parole without taking in consideration the unique characteristics of youth. The outcomes in these…
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Review: Nothing About Us Without Us! The Failure of the Modern Juvenile Justice System and a Call for Community-Based Justice

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Smith, Charisa Esq. (2013). “Nothing About Us Without Us! The Failure of the Modern Juvenile Justice System and a Call for Community-Based Justice,” The Journal of Applied Research…
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Review: Juvenile Arrest and Collateral Educational Damage in the Transition to Adulthood

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Kirk, David S.; Sampson, Robert J. “Juvenile Arrest and Collateral Educational Damage in the Transition to Adulthood,” Sociology of Education, May 2012. http://www.asanet.org/sites/default/files/savvy/journals/soe/Jan13SOEFeature.pdf. Summary Committing…
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Review: Variations in Police Officer Behavior - Juveniles Versus Adults

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Brown, Robert A.; Frank, James; Novak, Kenneth J., Identifying Variation in Police Officer Behavior Between Juveniles and Adults. Journal of Criminal Justice 31 (2009) at 200-208. http://www.uncfsu.edu/Documents/Criminal-Justice/Brown6.pdf. Summary It…
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Review: Scared Straight and Other Juvenile Awareness Programs for Preventing Juvenile Delinquency: A Systematic Review of the Randomized Experimental Evidence

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Petrosino, Anthony; Turner-Petrosino, Carolyn; and Buehler, John. "Scared Straight and Other Juvenile Awareness Programs for Preventing Juvenile Delinquency: A Systematic Review of the…
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July 24-25 Training Seminar: Nitty Gritty Mitigation Sentencing Strategies

There will be a two-day capital/JLWOP seminar on July 24th and July 25 at the Orange County Regional History Center, 65 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32801, for the low cost of $75.00! The seminar is for lawyers and mitigation specialists!…
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Youth First Releases its Youth Justice Toolkit

Youth First release its 2017 edition of Your Vote is Your Voice, a toolkit designed to provide information on how to engage in the political process in order to advocate for youth justice. Read more.