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Violent juvenile offenders: Adult time for adult crime?
by Lisa Rea
The topic of what to do with juvenile offenders keeps coming up in the U.S., and elsewhere, in part because we have no consistent response to juvenile crime. The issue of juvenile crime is hot, too, because there are few answers. It is good to see that according to this CNN piece that in the U.S. states are apparently "rethinking adult time for adult crimes" committed by juvenile since sending juveniles to adult prisons just flat out doesn't work. Say what you want about crimes rates declining in some areas or in some states, there is limited evidence that the decline in juvenile crime is due to policies that put juveniles together with adult criminals, many of them hardened offenders.
Mark McGuire's Apology: Baseball and Restorative Justice
When's an apology not an apology? Does this question only apply to policies related to restorative justice and crime? I don't think so.
Mark McGuire's recent public apology for taking steroids during his career as a major league baseball player got me to thinking.
Though I'm no baseball expert I am a fan. I thought there was a lot of truth in this sportswriter's column. Can you apologise a little and cover your bases, so to speak? Why do we apologize ? Is the timing of one's apology important? Can a real apology help an offender "come clean"?
U.S. Sentencing Commission and restorative justice
The U.S. Sentencing Commission has now created a victim advisory group which will include restorative justice expert Howard Zehr and Illinois crime victim Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins.