Should L.A. Predict Which Kids Will Become Criminals?
One major difference separates troubling Minority Report policing programs from what happened in L.A. County's child welfare system.
Reforming Juvenile Offenders by Training Them to Read ... Faces
A new study from the U.K. finds emotional awareness training is a valuable tool in moderating the behavior of young toughs.
Protecting Juvenile Offenders From Adult Inmates, and From Themselves
The only federal law that regulates detention conditions for juveniles is due for an upgrade.
The Fight to Decriminalize Truancy in Texas Schools
Should kids be led out of class in handcuffs for being late to school?
Your Preteen Hip-Hop Fan May Be Headed for Trouble
New research from the Netherlands suggests a youngster's music preference can predict whether he or she will be a shoplifter or vandal four years later.
Study: More Black Juveniles Sentenced to Life Without Parole
As the U.S. Supreme Court gets ready to examine life without parole for juvenile killers, a new study identifies the racial and sociological backstories of the existing prisoners.
Want Your Teen to Behave? Well, Pass the Potatoes.
From Norman Rockwell to Jon & Kate, American pop culture has celebrated the ritual of the family dinner. New research into adolescent behavior suggests these multigenerational meals are a tradition worth preserving.