Criminal Justice Section

Criminal Justice Magazine, Spring 2000 - Juvenile Justice Special Issue


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Special Issues of Juvenile Justice: An Introduction

By Wallace J. Mlyniec

Current chair of the ABA's Committee on Juvenile Justice, the author outlines the need for today's attention to the juvenile justice system and summarizes each article.

What of the Future? Envisioning an Effective Juvenile Court

By Hon. Arthur Burnett, Sr.

The author looks at what the courts and judges, in particular, need to do to ensure communities do not lose a generation of children to a life in prison.

Representing a Child in Adult Criminal Court

By Malcolm C. Young

The author tells of his first-hand experience representing a juvenile accused of murder.

Juvenile Indigent Defense: Crisis and Solutions

By Patricia Puritz and Wendy Shang

The authors examine the current state of indigent defense for children and offer examples and procedures to improve the system.

Back to the Future: Returning Treatment to Juvenile Justice

By Stacey Gurian-Sherman

An insightful look at how children with behavioral or mental health problems are denied proper treatment or placement.

The Time Dollar Youth Court: Salvaging Throw-away Juveniles

By Edgar S. Cahn

The author explains the benefits of an alternative to traditional punitive sentencing.

The Florida Experiment: Transferring Power from Judges to Prosecutors

By Vincent Schiraldi and Jason Ziedenberg

Authors focus on one state's decision to let prosecutors determine when a child should be waived to adult court.

Can We Do Without Juvenile Justice?

By Jeffrey A. Butts

Author argues that the dismantling of the juvenile justice system demands a feasible alternative.


Chair's Report to Members

New committee looks at DNA and the death penalty

Indigent Defense

Efforts increase to improve state systems

Section News

Report on meetings in Dallas and Utah; looking forward to New York and London

Section nominations for 2000-2001

Trial Tactics

Importance of corroboration: Self-defense as an example

Juvenile Justice

Sentencing a child for murder in a "get tough' era

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