Juvenile Justice Committee Newsletter (No.5, July 2010)

Juvenile Justice Committee Newsletter (No.5, July 2010)

The Long-Term Effects of Graham v. Florida: An Interview with Stephen K. Harper   By Jacob Kartchner

What will the state of Florida do to comply with Graham

Harper: That’s a good question. Florida eliminated all parole.  So there is a vestige of a parole board which is only for those who were sentenced before parole was eliminated, which is a pretty small number.  Florida will either need to expand that parole board or create a completely new one to deal with this new issue.     MORE

Trying Differently :  Rethinking Juvenile Justice Using a Neuro-Behavioral Model   By Diane Malbin, David Boulding, and Susan Brooks

A cartoon in a recent issue of the New Yorker magazine depicts an attorney meeting with his client in a prison cell.   The attorney says, “Great news!   We found a syndrome that fits your case like a glove!”   Consider the implicit message: Diagnoses are a way to excuse bad behaviors, to avoid responsibility—a license to reoffend.   These concerns are consistent with popular values and beliefs and, by extension, interventions.   MORE

Elena Kagan: Views on Criminal Justice  By: Ashley N. Southerland

Elena Kagan, President Obama’s most recent Supreme Court nominee, was confirmed as the forty-fifth Solicitor General of the United States in March 2009.   Prior to her confirmation, Kagan was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School from 1999­–2001, becoming the Charles Hamilton Houston Professor of Law in 2001 and the eleventh Dean of Harvard Law School in 2003.  MORE

Bad Girls Do Cry: Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, Offenders or Victims?   By: Salma Safiedine

In 1899 the juvenile justice system was created by advocates concerned with the treatment of children in the justice system. The juvenile justice system, distinct from the criminal justice system, was created to trade punishment for accountability and to emphasize rehabilitation and treatment of children. MORE

The Pros and Cons of Using Electronic Monitoring Programs in Juvenile Cases  By Stacey L. Sklaver

Electronic monitoring (“EM”) is type of technology assigned by courts to track the location of juvenile offenders under surveillance and with restricted movement.  MORE

A Juvenile’s Stay and the Due Process Clause: The garnishment of wages within the private juvenile justice system   By Caitlin E. Huggins

With nearly 31 percent of all detained youth being currently held in private—as opposed to public—facilities, some have begun to question the effectiveness of a growing trend to further privatize these detention centers.  MORE


Edited by: Jacob Kartchner, Kyo Suh, Chris Gowen, and Caleb Skeath

The opinions expressed are those of the authors and shall not be construed to represent the policies or positions of the ABA or the ABA Criminal Justice Section.

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