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Category Archives: Books
By David Pasley, UNC Law 2017 Letters to a Lifer: the Boy “Never to be Released” by Cindy Sanford, with a foreword by Jeanne Bishop, is a powerful and touching narrative that illustrates the folly of life sentences for juvenile … Continue reading
By Jane Guttman, Correctional Educator and Author This story emerged from my work inside a juvenile hall school for the past 14 years. I have seen a range of incidents, cruelty, and traumas that kids have endured in the juvenile … Continue reading
By Patricia Robinson, University of North Carolina School of Law ’16 Destructive Justice: A Lost Boy, A Broken System, and the Small Light of Hope (2014) by Nicholas Frank is a book in which you know the story before you even begin. A … Continue reading
I am very excited about our incoming 1L class to Carolina Law. As the chair of the admissions committee this past year, I had the opportunity to speak with many of our admitted students, and they are a bright, dynamic, … Continue reading
During my ten years practicing in juvenile delinquency court, I’ve been struck by the overwhelming number of cases in which youth readily confess to police — often school resource officers. Sophisticated interrogation techniques are usually not required. The officer need … Continue reading
This past week we had the final classes of the semester, which meant that I taught the last two-hour session of the Criminal Lawyering Process, a companion course to the Juvenile Justice Clinic. It was my ninth year teaching it, … Continue reading
The title of this post is the title of the final volume of Susan Madden Lankford’s trilogy on interlinked social issues. Here is a description: Susan Lankford’s latest book is Born, Not Raised: Voices from Juvenile Hall, which a recent review in … Continue reading
I started this blog a few months ago, thinking that there wasn’t really anything quite like it among law blogs…and I don’t think there is. There are, however, lots of amazingly great (non-“legal”) blogs out there that address issues of … Continue reading
My husband, Peter (poet/blogger, nature photographer, block party DJ), recently introduced me to the wonderful online magazine, The Rumpus, where there are two articles that I wanted to share with folks. The first is by Amy Cheney, a librarian in … Continue reading