Juvenile Justice

Criminal Justice

Youths caught bringing drugs across the Mexican border to Arizona county face adult charges

Criminal Justice

‘Affluenza’ teen who killed 4 in drunk-driving accident faces likely prison term of 720 days

Juvenile Justice

Middle schooler is criminally charged for making threats with emojis

Juvenile Justice

Found delinquent in fatal school shootings, both perps sought or got guns after release at age 21

Constitutional Law

Appeals court OKs 111 years for teen who killed 4, shot 25; lawyer calls him ‘completely harmless’

Juvenile Justice

A child who murders ‘cannot be willy-nilly turned loose into society,’ judge says

ABA Midyear Meeting

Sex traffickers use social media to research victims to groom

ABA Midyear Meeting

Too many students are being diverted from school into the criminal justice system, report says

Criminal Justice

Obama curbs solitary confinement in federal prisons, bans its use for juveniles

U.S. Supreme Court

States must consider parole for juveniles serving mandatory life sentences, Supreme Court says

Trials & Litigation

Family sues over police handling of a false claim about chemicals in 8-year-old girl’s backpack

Internet Law

Teenager whose prank calls sent armed SWAT teams to dozens of US homes got 16 months

Trials & Litigation

Detective drops defamation suit against lawyer over her comments about teen sexting investigation

Juvenile Justice

8-year-old boy is charged with murder in toddler’s death; mom faces lesser charge

Juvenile Justice

New Jersey sheriff’s officer charged with illegally giving juvenile’s mugshots to newspaper

Opening Statements

Kentucky’s attempt to keep teens from dropping out of school meets with resistance

Evidence

Federal judge says neuroscience is not ready for the courtroom—yet

Evidence

Man takes plea in case over Facebook comments he made about murder trial

Criminal Justice

Manslaughter case against texting teen in boyfriend’s suicide will proceed, judge says

Law in Popular Culture

Teen invited to White House after arrest for bringing homemade clock to school