Protecting Children in Criminal Procedures

In this episode of Reasonably Speaking, Marsha Levick (Juvenile Law Center) and Elizabeth S. Scott (Columbia Law) discuss the vulnerability of children when they enter the justice system. Marsha and Elizabeth agree that much has improved since “adult time for adult crime” in the 1990s – today youth are recognized as developmentally different from adults, and with care, may be more easily rehabilitated. However, they argue that there are still improvements to be made, and the problems become obvious when you look at statistics comparing the race of children entering the system.

Join us as the experienced child advocate and juvenile law scholar talk about the current issues and explore state policies and practices that have been implemented to help protect children.

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Published: 2020


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