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Intersection: How Civil Citations Bring Juvenile Arrest Rates Down

In this segment of Intersection, Chief Judge Frederick Lauten of the Ninth Judicial Circuit discusses the effectiveness of juvenile civil citations in Florida. Read more and listen.
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Review: Juveniles: “Police Have the Power”

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Futterman, Craig B.; Hunt, Chaclyn; Kalven, Jamie ‘They Have All the Power’ Yoth/Police Encounters on Chicagos South Side, University of Chicago Law School Chicago UnBound, Public…
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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: 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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Study: Three-Quarters of Florida Counties Earn "F" Grade on Juvenile Civil Citations - Southern Poverty Law Center

The Caruthers Institute released the 2017 edition of its annual report on the use of juvenile civil citations in Florida. Although Florida has increased its use of juvenile civil citations overall, the majority of counties still received…
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Fewer Youths Incarcerated, But Gap Between Blacks and Whites Worsens - NPR

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released new statistics showing a decrease in youth incarceration rates. Critics, however, note that the racial disparity between black and white youth confinement is widening. Criminal justice reformers…
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Untrained Police Officers in Schools Focus on Girls of Color, Report Says - Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Research by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality and the National Black Women's Justice Institute has found that African-American girls are approximately four times more likely to be arrested at an educational institution than…
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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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Florida Cop Decides to Help, Not Punish, a Poor Kid From the Projects Caught Breaking the Law - The Orlando Sentinel

On Sunday, a Facebook post by the Pensacola Police Department went viral. The post described the encounter between Officer Justin Roedel and 11-year-old Matt, who was found throwing rocks at a passing train. But instead of arrest Matt, Officer…
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More Eyes Being Fixed on Volusia-Flagler Juveniles on Probation - The Daytona Beach News-Journal

Law enforcement in Daytona Beach is now using smartphones as electronic monitoring of juvenile offenders serving probation. Juveniles are able to use the smartphones to text, make phone calls, and use Wi-Fi; law enforcement is able to use the…
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Advocates Looking for New Solutions to Make Juvenile Civil Citations Consistent - WCTV

Despite the Florida Legislature's failure to pass legislation making juvenile civil citations mandatory, advocates are still seeking solutions to ramp up issuance.  The bill died before reaching the floor, primarily due to complaints that it…
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‘How Far Can They Go?’ Police Search of Hundreds of Students Stokes Lawsuit and Constitutional Questions - The New York Times

Attorneys have filed lawsuits against law enforcement following a controversial school-wide search at a Georgia high school. In this article from The New York Times, Jacey Fortin outlines constitutional issues surrounding school searches and…