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    The Cincinnati Post's five-day sereies looks at children who kill, seemingly without any remorse; the Post examined why the kids killed and examined the legal system and how it handles juvenile crime, March 19 - 24, 1994.
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    The Clarion Ledger publishes a series that concentrated on finding actions that legislators, city councils, county governments and others could take to curb crime, October - December 1994.
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    The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) uncovers serious abuses in Kentucky's system for treatment of juvenile offenders, including the mistreatment of youths entrusted by the courts to the state Cabinet for Human Resources. The investigation finds the state failed to stop or adequately investigate such cases of physical and mental abuse; and failed to identify and terminate physically abusive employees. Reorganization of juvenile justice system promised after publication, 1994.
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    The Sun (San Bernardino, Calif.) reveals in an extensive three-part series that the county juvenile justice system is completely inadequte to deal with the 50% surge in teen arrests and the surge in violence and drug use; findings include that teenage males have become the most dangerous criminals in the system, that juvenile jails are so full only the most violent offenders spend time there, and that some programs for offenders are still striving despite lack of compassion for them, July 17, 1994.
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    Indianapolis Star runs an extensive series on the juvenile justice system, investigating structural problems in the system, a lack of support from parents, the proliferation of guns in the youth population and many other aspects of an overwhelmed system, Nov. 7-12, 1993.
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    Indianapolis Star studies the local juvenile justice system, analyzing what gets juveniles into trouble and what the system tries to do to help; finds that the system has a 70% recidivism rate, Nov. 7-12, 1993.
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    News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) looks at the dramatic rise in crime being committed by juveniles in the state of North Carolina; follows several youths convicted of crimes over a years time and finds that few changed course and ended up in deeper touble with the law; finds that the crimes are more violent in nature as a result of the easy access to guns; the state's juvenile justice system is unable to handle the number of juvenile criminals and the nature of their crimes, May 16 - 23, 1993. # NC Riley
  • Juvenile Injustice

    Chicago Sun-Times gives an overall look at Cook County, Illinois' juvenile justice system and reflects a system severly stressed, where mistakes occur regularly, trials move at a slow pace, and public defenders are overwhelmed; the system is so stressed that justice is rarely achieved, March 22 - 27, 1992.
  • The lost boy

    Miami Herald Tropic outlines the juvenile justice system of the state of Florida by profiling the case of one African-American boy and the efforts of one juvenile court judge to save him for society; the activism of the judge is giving juvenile justice officials new hope that children can be turned around.
  • When children kill

    Boston Globe Magazine reports on the growing problem of youth-on-youth violence and the justice system's losing battle to address the problem; follows the case of a teenage boy who shot and killed two others, by looking at the three families involved.