Treat Juvenile Crime as a Mental and Social Disease

Published by EducationNews.org — Change the way we’re having this conversation.  Focus on the crime as a symptom. Crime among juveniles is a symptom of a problem.  Our system doesn’t question the root cause of the issue, but asks instead:  Is the kid guilty or innocent?  If guilty, what’s the punishment? As a result, this scenarioContinue reading “Treat Juvenile Crime as a Mental and Social Disease”

Juvenile Prison Stats Reveal American Attitudes Towards Kids

Published by EducationNews.org — America’s contempt towards kids who do bad things is unique, internationally. There is no alternative universe where bad kids go and get better.  Period.  Such a place does not exist. Mind you, it’s insane to tolerate classroom or school disruptions, never mind criminal activity among children and youth.  A kid wasting aContinue reading “Juvenile Prison Stats Reveal American Attitudes Towards Kids”