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Supreme Court Eliminates Mandatory Life Without Parole for Juveniles

U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juveniles may not be sentenced automatically to life without the possibility of parole for homicide. Related research by the MacArthur Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice was cited ... Read More

Bringing Culture-Specific Juvenile Justice Programs to Tribal Communities

Juvenile justice advocates at the University of Washington, part of MacArthur’s Models for Change initiative, will use a “cultural enhancement” model to bring evidence-based practices to Native American communities. Read More

Neuroscience Gains Traction in American Courtrooms

An article co-authored by MacArthur Research Network on Law and Neuroscience chair Owen Jones finds that American court cases involving neuroscientific law doubled between 2006 and 2009. Read More

"The End of (Discussing) Free Will"

From the Chronicle of Higher Education Read More
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International Criminal Court Convicts Congolese Warlord

In its first judgment, the International Criminal Court found Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga guilty of recruiting and employing child soldiers in his militia group. Read More
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SAMHSA, MacArthur Collaborate to Improve How Juvenile Justice System Responds to Youth with Behavioral Health Needs

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration teamed with MacArthur for a $1 million effort to improve policies and programs geared toward the behavioral health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system. Read More
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International Center for Not-For-Profit Law, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law monitors and improves the legal environment for civil society worldwide. Read More
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Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice

The juvenile justice system was founded nearly a century ago on what was then a revolutionary principle: Children are different from adults, and the justice system that deals with them should reflect these differences. Read More
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Department of Justice, MacArthur Foundation Provide $2 Million to Support Juvenile Justice Reform

MacArthur and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention together offered $2 million in funding to support best practices in juvenile justice reform across the country. Read More
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UN's Ban Ki-moon Says "Responsibility to Protect" Works

At a MacArthur-supported conference on the doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his strong support for R2P. Read More

Juvenile Justice Guidebook for Legislators

Published by the National Conference of State Legislators, the guidebook addresses significant research, programs, and legislation concerning the most important juvenile justice issues of the day. Read More

More Countries Join the International Criminal Court

Seven additional countries have joined the International Criminal Court and ratified the Rome Statute due, in part, to the work of MacArthur grantee the Coalition for the International Criminal Court. Read More

UN Ban on Torture Invoked in Nigerian Police Case

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, ruled that Nigerian police violated the rights of a cab driver who was tortured and detained for 27 days without trial. Read More