Black Youth and the Adult Criminal Justice System

When young people of color who are also under the age of 18, commit serious crimes, what should happen to them?  Should they be treated like adults from charging, to trial and even punishment?  Where should the line be drawn?

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Resources: Campaign for Youth Justice http://www.campaignforyouthjustice.org/

Report & Recommendations: http://cfyj.org/research/cfyj-reports/item/the-color-of-youth-transfer-the-adultification-of-black-youth-in-the-criminal-justice-system

Book: “Those Who Give A Damn: A Manual for Making a Difference” by Duvalier J. Malone

http://www.duvaliermalone.com/

Guests:

Jeree Thomas, Policy Director, Campaign for Youth Justice

Duvalier Malone, Author & Reporter, USA Today

 

Harold Fisher


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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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