Juveniles Tried As Adults

Guests: Robert Schwartz Executive Director, Juvenile Law Center Sheila Stainback News Anchor, Court TV (following Nathaniel Brazill's trial) James Backstrom Vice President, National District Attorney's Association County Attorney, Dakota County, Minnesota Laurence Steinberg Professor of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Young kids, some only twelve and thirteen years old, are committing serious crimes. Forty-five states have passed laws making it easier to prosecute kids as adults. And many young offenders are receiving stiff prison sentences in adult facilities. Is justice the same for kids as for adults? Join Juan Williams and guests for a discussion about juveniles tried as adults.



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