Research has shown that even children without mental health issues have a
difficult time understanding legal concepts before the age of fifteen. In addition,
just because a teen talks like an adult does not mean he understands. Teenagers
Author: Sandra Simkins
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Every year, millions of children across the country get arrested. What most adults do not know is that the juvenile justice system has become much more punitive in the last fifteen years. No longer is juvenile court a place where regardless of what happens you get a clean slate when you turn eighteen. Today almost every adjudication of delinquency is accompanied by adult-style fingerprinting, prior record score points, and DNA tests that can stay in a state repository for years. For every stage of the justice system, from arrest to expungement, When Kids Get Arrested gives "top tips" to help adults make the best choices to protect children from long-term negative consequences. Sandra Simkins provides straight answers to common questions such as: Should I let my child talk to the police without a lawyer? How can I help my child succeed on probation? Should my child admit to the charges or take the case to trial? How will this case impact my child's future? Will it prevent him from getting a job or going into the army? My child has mental health issues. Can the juvenile justice system help? My daughter is out of control. Should I call the police? My son got arrested at school and is now suspended. What should I do next? Simkins takes complicated legal concepts and breaks them down into easy-to-understand guidelines. She includes information on topics such as police interrogation, detention hearings, and bail, along with state-by-state specifics. When Kids Get Arrested is a perfect resource for parents, social workers, guidance counselors, teachers, principals, coaches, and anyone else who works with children.
In addition to teachers being “rude” and “racist” to her peers of color, she also
saw the kids get arrested: “One time during recess, they just got taken away by
the police—right in front of everybody—and then another time too, when they
Author: Margaret A. Hagerman
Publisher: NYU Press
Winner, 2019 William J. Goode Book Award, given by the Family Section of the American Sociological Association Finalist, 2019 C. Wright Mills Award, given by the Society for the Study of Social Problems Riveting stories of how affluent, white children learn about race American kids are living in a world of ongoing public debates about race, daily displays of racial injustice, and for some, an increased awareness surrounding diversity and inclusion. In this heated context, sociologist Margaret A. Hagerman zeroes in on affluent, white kids to observe how they make sense of privilege, unequal educational opportunities, and police violence. In fascinating detail, Hagerman considers the role that they and their families play in the reproduction of racism and racial inequality in America. White Kids, based on two years of research involving in-depth interviews with white kids and their families, is a clear-eyed and sometimes shocking account of how white kids learn about race. In doing so, this book explores questions such as, “How do white kids learn about race when they grow up in families that do not talk openly about race or acknowledge its impact?” and “What about children growing up in families with parents who consider themselves to be ‘anti-racist’?” Featuring the actual voices of young, affluent white kids and what they think about race, racism, inequality, and privilege, White Kids illuminates how white racial socialization is much more dynamic, complex, and varied than previously recognized. It is a process that stretches beyond white parents’ explicit conversations with their white children and includes not only the choices parents make about neighborhoods, schools, peer groups, extracurricular activities, and media, but also the choices made by the kids themselves. By interviewing kids who are growing up in different racial contexts—from racially segregated to meaningfully integrated and from politically progressive to conservative—this important book documents key differences in the outcomes of white racial socialization across families. And by observing families in their everyday lives, this book explores the extent to which white families, even those with anti-racist intentions, reproduce and reinforce the forms of inequality they say they reject.
When kids get arrested for shoplifting , or are truant from school , the focus should
be on bringing in the parents , not punishing the kids . ” But Douglas Bandow , a
senior fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute , says that “ We should never lose ...
Author: Henny H. Kim
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
A collection of essays offering opposing opinions on the causes and possible solutions for youth violence
... arrests increased over the ten - year period ( from 1986 to 1995 ) by some 14
percent , the rate at which juveniles were arrested saw more than double that
increase Even more alarming than the increasing number of our children who are
Author: Michael D. Kelleher
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Explores the warning signs and motivations for murders committed by teenagers with no previous history of violence.
Charged with Being Children : Egyptian Police Abuse of Children in Need of
Protection Human Rights Watch ... There is no consideration for which children [
they arrest,) street children, those in school or not, those begging or not; all that is
Author: Human Rights Watch (Organization)
Context -- Overview of the juvenile justice system -- Arrest and transport -- Police lockups -- The child law : arbitrary enforcement and vague laws -- Institutional barriers to ensuring children's rights -- International standards -- Recommendations -- Appendix A. Selected articles from the child law and its executive statute -- Appendix B. Social inquiry report : short form -- Appendix C. Social inquiry report : long form -- Appendix D. United Nations rules for the protection of juveniles deprived of their liberty -- Acknowledgments.
barbecuing and outside food are especially good at creating a welcoming
atmosphere . None of the efforts ... If I was to have a kid from anybody I wanted
my kids and the mother of my kids to be together forever . You know , be like my
Author: Anne Nurse
Studies the effects that jail time and parole have on the relationships between young fathers and their children, with research revealing how the prison structure and its programs help fathers stay in touch with sons and daughters.
We go into the bar and have a drink and wait for a guy to approach us . " " What if
it ' s a cop , Joann ? What will my kids do if I get arrested ? " She reassured me . "
If there ' s any dicks around , any vice , the bartender will let us know .
Author: Trudee Able-Peterson
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
A former prostitute, now a counselor, tells about her work with the runaway, teen-aged prostitutes--female and male--of New York City and reports on the shocking circumstances of their lives and activities