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For Juvenile Records, It’s ‘Justice by Geography’

A new study finds an inconsistent patchwork of policies across states for how juvenile records are sealed and expunged.

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How Can We Prevent False Confessions From Kids and Teenagers?

A new study shows that most cops use the same interrogation techniques on both adults and juveniles—and why that needs to change.

 

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Your Preteen Hip-Hop Fan May Be Headed for Trouble

New research from the Netherlands suggests a youngster’s music preference can predict whether he or she will be a shoplifter or vandal four years later.

 

Study: More Black Juveniles Sentenced to Life Without Parole

As the U.S. Supreme Court gets ready to examine life without parole for juvenile killers, a new study identifies the racial and sociological backstories of the existing prisoners.

 

Want Your Teen to Behave? Well, Pass the Potatoes.

From Norman Rockwell to Jon & Kate, American pop culture has celebrated the ritual of the family dinner. New research into adolescent behavior suggests these multigenerational meals are a tradition worth preserving.

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Don’t Text and Drive—Especially If You’re Old

A new study shows that texting while driving becomes even more dangerous with age.

Apparently You Can Bring Your Religion to Work

New research says offices that encourage talk of religion actually make for happier workplaces.

Canadian Kids Have a Serious Smoking Problem

Bootleg cigarette sales could be leading Canadian teens to more serious drugs, a recent study finds.

The Hidden Psychology of the Home Ref

That old myth of home field bias isn’t a myth at all; it’s a statistical fact.

The Big One

One in two United States senators and two in five House members who left office between 1998 and 2004 became lobbyists. November/December 2014

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