The Ununited State of Juvenile Justice in America

 
 

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The Ununited State of Juvenile Justice in America

November 28, 2020 | by Katherine Sypher and Anthony J. WallaceThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Why do some youth who commit a crime land in detention while others receive a second chance? The United States lacks consistency in how it deals with young people who end up involved in the justice system; one interviewee calls it “justice by geography.” This article compares the lives of two men – each now age 25 – who experienced very different outcomes for committing very similar crimes as teenagers.