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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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The Big One

One in two full-time American fast-food workers' families are enrolled in public assistance programs, at a cost of $7 billion per year. July/August 2014 fast-food-big-one

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