Would Hard Sessions Line on Teen Crime Flout Public Views?

On juvenile justice, new Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been a fierce advocate of prison-oriented strategies. A new survey from the advocacy group Youth First found strong and growing public support for very different approaches. Only 22 percent of respondents said the youth justice system should “focus on punishing youth who have committed delinquent acts.”

‘They Call Us Monsters’

A new documentary lets juveniles tried as adults for serious crimes tell their stories in a way that defies stereotypes. Director Ben Lear and Sasha Alpert, one of the producers, explain why they began the three-year project in a Q&A with The Crime Report.

Why Do We Criminalize Young Victims of Sex Trafficking?

A California law effective this month bars prosecutors from charging minors with prostitution. But the practice of bringing juveniles who have been victims of commercial sexual exploitation into court happens more often than we would expect in many parts of the country.