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Medvedev Orders Deep Police Reforms

Claiming abuses by police officers had "eroded" their authority, Russian President Medvedev pledged to take a personal role in reforming the country's police force. Read More

Inside & Out

Chicago Public Radio offers a six-month series of personal stories, investigative reports, interviews, analysis, photo essays and community events about young people and juvenile justice in Illinois. Read More

European Court Holds Russia, Cyprus Accountable for Trafficking

The European Court of Human Rights found that Cyprus and Russia violated the rights of a 20-year-old Russian woman by failing to protect her from trafficking. Read More

States Rethink “Adult Time for Adult Crime”

This story examines how states are beginning to reconsider policies that treat youth offenders as adults and quotes Temple University professor Laurence Steinberg. Read More

Russia Ends Opposition to Rights Court

Russia reversed its opposition to reforms in the European Court of Human Rights. The Duma passed legislation that clears the way for the Court to handle a large backlog of complaints, one-third of which were filed ... Read More

Florida Adopts New Procedures for Juveniles

The Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion amending the state’s juvenile procedures, making them consistent with the principles underlying the Foundation’s Models for Change juvenile justice reform initiative. Read More

Report Finds No Benefit to Sending Juvenile Offenders to Expensive Institutional Placements

As many states face budget shortfalls, a new report on youth convicted of serious offenses finds that stays in expensive institutional placements produced no measurable results. Read More

Research Network Findings on Juveniles Cited in Supreme Court Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court heard two cases from Florida that ask whether sentencing juveniles to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole violates the Constitution’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. Read More

The Limits of Juvenile Sentencing

The Philadelphia Inquirer
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The Young & the Reckless

The Supreme Court should ban life sentences for juvenile offenders, according to Laurence Steinberg, Director of the MacArthur Research Network on Adolescent Development & Juvenile Justice, and network member Elizabeth Scott. Read More