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When Kids Get Life

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The U.S. is one of the very few countries in the world that allows children under eighteen to be prosecuted as adults and sentenced to life without parole. In Colorado, between 1992 and 2005, 45 juveniles between fifteen and eighteen were sentenced to prison without the hope of ever being released. Last spring, the state's legislature eased its tough laws targeting juvenile offenders. The state passed a bill that made parole possible after 40 years in prison, but the measure did not apply... More
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: Quicktime
Date Added to MERLOT: September 30, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 30, 2015
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Keywords: Juvenile Violence, Juveniles, Life without Parole

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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
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Avatar for Deborah Eckberg
5 years ago

Deborah Eckberg (Faculty)

I have used other Frontline videos in my classes before, but had not yet seen this one. This is well done and captivating. It would be very useful in a class on juvenile justice or, where I plan to use it, in a class on the courts (juvenile section).

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