When Kids Get Arrested
What Every Adult Should KnoweBook - 2009
"Every year, millions of children across the country get arrested. What most adults do not know is that the juvenile justice system has become much more punitive in the last fifteen years. No longer is juvenile court a place where regardless of what happens you get a clean slate when you turn eighteen. Today almost every adjudication of delinquency is accompanied by adult-style fingerprinting, prior record score points, and DNA tests that can stay in a state repository for years. For every stage of the justice system, from arrest to expungement, When Kids Get Arrested gives "top tips" to help adults make the best choices to protect children from long-term negative consequences." --Book Jacket.
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2009.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 215 pages) : illustrations