juvenile crime

7:38 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Washington Juvenile Killers Could Get Second Chance At Release

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling spurred Washington legislators to require individualized sentence reviews for juvenile killers, after 25 years.
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Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 5:05 pm

In Miller v. Alabama, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that automatic life without parole for juvenile killers is unconstitutional.

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Juvenile Imprisonment
11:45 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Does Jailing Juveniles Lead To More Crime?

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 When kids are convicted of crimes, judges often have a choice: they can send those kids to jail, or they can place them in programs that don’t involve incarceration. Options include electronic home monitoring, group care or work crews. According to a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, sending juvenile offenders to jail can have dire consequences for their futures. The study finds that kids who spend time in jail are 22 percent more likely to end up in jail as adults, and 13 percent less likely to graduate from high school. Read about it here.

How are juvenile offenders punished here Washington state? David Hyde find out from Paul Holland, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Law Professor at Seattle University.

Juvenile Offender Records
4:36 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

New Bill Aims To Restrict Access To Wash. State Juvenile Offense Records

A new bill will be proposed this week in the Washington state Legislature that aims to limit access to the criminal records of juvenile offenders.

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Budget Cuts Fallout
7:10 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Budget Fallout: Juvenile Re-Arrest Rates Spike After Parole Cut

Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 5:39 pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. – We’re starting to see real world fallout from some of the state budget cuts made in last few years. One of the clearest examples in Washington is juvenile parole. It turns out that the chief suspect in a recent high profile bar shooting had committed a previous murder – but did not qualify for intensive parole supervision because of cutbacks. One study finds juveniles who don’t receive parole are far more likely to be re-arrested within nine months of their release.

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Gun Laws
11:59 am
Fri November 30, 2012

King County Prosecutor Aims For Tougher Gun Penalties For Kids

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg is pushing for tougher penalties for kids that commit crimes with guns in Washington state.  Under current rules a judge can call for detention for up to 30 days for the first gun offense.  Under the proposed change, juvenile offenders would get a mandatory 10 days in detention after the first offense.

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