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Juvenile System

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Juvenile System

Juvenile System

Juvenile System

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Barbara Bradley reports on attempts to rework the juvenile justice system. After juvenile crime dropped steadily last decade, many people are taking a look at the system and wondering if it's too heavy-handed. Nearly every state has made it easier to charge children as adults. Opponents to this policy say once a youth gets in the adult system, he's more likely to continue committing crimes. Several states are now considering a change in the way they try and sentence juveniles.