Archives for March 2015

Preventing Teen Dating Violence Data Indicates Success

  Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have published an article that provides the first evidence of the potential benefits of provider-delivered education and a brief counseling intervention in school health centers to address and prevent teen dating violence. Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have published an article that provides the first evidence of […]

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Fewer Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court

For every 1,000 petitioned delinquency cases, 4 were waived to criminal court In 2011, U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction handled more than 1.2 million delinquency cases. More than half (54%) of these cases were handled formally (i.e., a petition was filed requesting an adjudication or waiver hearing). Of the petitioned delinquency caseload, about 1% resulted in judicial waiver to adult […]

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Life imprisonment sentences are rare in the federal criminal justice system

Life imprisonment sentences are rare in the federal criminal justice system. Virtually all offenders convicted of a federal crime are released from prison eventually and return to society or, in the case of illegal aliens, are deported to their country of origin. Yet in fiscal year 2013 federal judges imposed a sentence of life imprisonment […]

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The Perceived Risk of Marijuana Declines-Synthetic Pot Risk Increases

An indicator of marijuana use, the perceived risk of harm is declining among U.S. 12th grader (25 to 16 percent) even as the perceived risk of using synthetic marijuana increases. The percentage of high school seniors who perceived great risk from occasional use of synthetic marijuana increased from 33% in 2012 (the first year it […]

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