juvenile

Why Do We Still Imprison Youth?

Despite abundant evidence that youth prisons have failed to rehabilitate young people, scores of large, locked youth prisons are still open in the US, where children in custody continue to experience daily atrocities, say two youth advocates.

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In Germany, It’s Hard to Find a Young Adult in Prison

Deprivation of liberty is a “last resort” in the German juvenile justice system. Instead, as two US researchers discovered on the last leg of their fact-finding trip in Europe, the priorities are diversion, rehabilitation and minimized interventions for emerging adults under 21 who run afoul of the law.

gangs

Studying Gang Tweets Could Reduce Gun Violence, Researchers Say

A Columbia University study argues that examining aggressive tweets among gang members, particularly after a loss, could cut short the cycle of gang-revenge killings if grief counselors and other mental health services intervene in time.