Is Society Served When Children are Tried and Punished as Adults?

Most people pay little attention to the workings of our justice system. It’s easy to sit back in complacency, assuming lawyers and judges know what’s best, courts and juries work out the details, and prisons keep the bad guys away from us. Easy, that is, when we view it all from a distance. But all of us might feel differently if we’re the ones swept into this system, either as victims of crime or of the Read More …

Review: Destructive Justice by Nicholas Frank

A LOST BOY, A BROKEN SYSTEM AND THE SMALL LIGHT OF HOPE By all accounts, Nathan Frank started out as a terrific kid with the brightest of futures ahead of him. With the advent of adolescence, however, Nathan’s world and his relationships begin to unravel. No matter which way he turns, he seems to find conflict. Eventually, with his powerful personality, he becomes his own generator of conflict as he steadily enters a world of Read More …