Why Is New York Still Prosecuting 16-Year-Olds As Adults?

Advocates for justice reform have been pushing for New York State to raise the age of criminal majority for decades. But only in the past few years have their efforts gained traction, thanks to a growing body of research on the development of the teenage brain, increased awareness of the unique risks faced by youth in the adult justice system, and broader acknowledgement of the long-term costs of incarcerating 16- and 17-year-old offenders.

Washington Times

Criminologists may have expected the 2016 FBI crime data to attract attention during an election year, but they warn it is difficult to draw conclusions about trends from single-year fluctuations.

Kennebec Journal / Morning Sentinel

The former Anson tax collector’s supporters say her compassionate, trusting character is at odds with her criminal conviction; the prosecution says Viles’ kindness had a “darker side” that included favoritism.

The Morning Call

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Seattle Times

Amid Decline in Juvenile Arrests, State Boot Camp Closes Spurred by a steep decline in juvenile arrests and pressures on … More

Lafayette Courier-Journal

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The New Orleans Advocate

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Albany Times Union

  Juvenile justice changes ‘successful,’ John Jay College study shows New York state juvenile justice program that keeps troubled city … More

Delaware News Journal

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Village Voice

New York Has Third Lowest Gun Death Rate in Nation By Jon Campbell January 30, 2015 The Violence Policy Center … More