Juvenile Sexual Assault & Aggravated Assault Charges

by August 27, 2013

16-year-old Kaleb Kuebler was awaiting his trial at a juvenile detention center in Montana when he allegedly assaulted another boy. Now, in additional to felony sexual assault charges stemming from an incident in which Kuebler allegedly raped an 11-year-old girl, the teen will also be facing aggravated assault charges when Read more »

Juvenile Tried as Adult for Possession & Manufacture of Explosive Devices

by August 20, 2013

17-year-old Grant Acord was arrested in May after the Albany Police Department received a tip from a concerned mother whose son refused to go to a school assembly after hearing a classmate talking about making bombs at West Albany High School. Investigators arrested Acord at his father’s home after locating Read more »

In Line With Arizona’s Desire to Rehabilitate Delinquency, the JIPS Program Provides an Alternative to Juvenile Sentencing

by August 13, 2013

The Juvenile Intensive Probation Supervision (JIPS) program is a highly structured and closely monitored rehabilitation-probation hybrid program available for Arizona’s juvenile candidates.  JIPS provides surveillance, education, and work to eligible juvenile offenders within a home environment.  It is a viable alternative to jail and traditional probation. Eligibility Requirements Participants are Read more »

Youngest Person to Receive Death Penalty in US Released from Prison

by August 6, 2013

Now 43-year-old Paula Cooper was once the youngest person in United States history to have been placed on death row following a 1986 confession. At the age of 16, Cooper admitted to having participated in the murder of a 78-year-old bible studies teacher, and was subsequently given the death penalty, Read more »

The Proliferation of National Coverage of Juvenile Crimes Causes States to Question Juvenile Courts

by May 24, 2013

In the wake of the very public and very tragic school shootings in Colorado, Minnesota, and most recently, Connecticut, a national debate has been sparked regarding the treatment of juveniles in the criminal legal system.  Historically, juveniles were tried and sentenced in separate juvenile courts.  In comparison to adult courts, Read more »

Teens Charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Battery for Setting Teen on Fire

by May 22, 2013

In October of 2009, then 15-year-old Matthew “Zeke” Bent went to find then 15-year-old Michael Brewer to discuss a recent dispute. Reportedly, the night before, Bent had been arrested for attempted burglary after he tried to steal a bike belonging to Brewer’s father. Bent and his companions, who included then Read more »

Does Lead Poisoning Contribute to Juvenile Crime?

by May 20, 2013

Data from the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) found that 6% of all children between 1-2 years of age, and 11% of all African American children between 1-5 years of age have “blood lead levels in the toxic range,” which is considered lead poisoning. Summer Miller of Baton Rouge, Read more »

U.S. Juvenile Crime Rate is on Decline, but is it Declining Fast Enough?

by May 17, 2013

Data from 2008 shows a 3% decline in juvenile arrests and a 2% decline in reported juvenile crimes between 2007 and 2008, with an additional 5% decline in reported juvenile violent crimes since 2006. Though juvenile aggravated assault arrests for males dropped 22% (the decline for females was 17%) during Read more »

Surprise, AZ Juvenile Charged with Endangerment after Pointing Laser at Helicopter

by May 15, 2013

Back in January of 2012, a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) helicopter was performing a rescue mission in the White Tank Mountains. After locating a man, woman, and two children who had become lost while hiking, the helicopter’s pilot and crew made their way to the family’s vehicle. At this Read more »

Juvenile Charged with Murder of 8-Year-Old Sister

by May 13, 2013

A 12-year-old boy was arrested for murder after his 8-year-old sister was found stabbed to death in their family’s home in Valley Springs, CA. The boy originally told police that he encountered an intruder after finding his sister’s body, describing the killer as a tall man with long gray hair. Read more »

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