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Juvenile Justice

The first juvenile justice court was established in 1899 in Chicago, Illinois. Until that time juveniles accused of crimes were treated as adults. The juvenile justice system evolved with the... More 
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Diversion Programs: Justice Does Not Always Mean Jail

Diversion programs have been developed with the primary goal of redirecting people with mental health and substance abuse problems from the formal criminal justice process and instead using... More 
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Today in History with a Twist: August 6, 2013

Nuclear War!      The world entered a new age today when an United States Army Air Corps B-29, the Enola Gay, dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan (1945).  The bomb devastated the... More 
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Get Whitey

Jury selection for the trial of Boston mobster and onetime FBI informant James "Whitey" Bulger begins today. He was captured in 2011 after having been on the lam since 1994. Whitey faces... More 
Covering the evolution of the American criminal justice system throughout history, Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library explores everything from juvenile justice to organized crime. More 
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