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Sábado, 21 de Octubre de 2017

Centro Documental

Just Kids: When Misbehaving Is a Crime


Mahsa Jafarian and Vidhya Ananthakrishnan
Vera Institute

Resumen

This special report offers a primer on status offenses—misbehaviors that are only illegal because of a person’s age and that unfairly land many kids in the justice system.

Skipping school, running away from home, violating curfew: these are not actions that most people imagine would land a kid in the juvenile justice system. And yet, every year, thousands of kids across the United States are handcuffed, taken to court, or locked up for just these misbehaviors—often referred to as status offenses—which are only illegal because of a kid’s status as a minor. (Anyone under the age of 18 is subject to status offense charges, but teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17 comprise most status offense cases, so those are the kids referred to in this report.)

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Ámbito

América del Norte - Estados Unidos

Año Idioma

2017 Inglés

Categoria Tipo

Literatura Gris Informe

Palabras clave

Infancia, Niño, Normas, Políticas públicas, Prevención

Formato

Web

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