Researcher Who Revealed White Bias on Juvenile Offenders Wins MacArthur Genius Award
Jennifer Eberhardt, a social psychologist with Stanford University, was among the 21 people who received a 2014 “Genius” Award from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Eberhardt’s career focus is on the unconscious way in which humans code and categorize people by race, particularly as it relates to perceptions about crime.
Possible Priorities for Listenbee’s OJJDP
We reported on Tuesday that the Obama administration was planning to appoint Bob Listenbee to be the next administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and Obama made that official today in a statement announcing the decision.
Colorado: An Assessment of Access to Counsel and Quality of Representation in Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings
The National Juvenile Defender Center assessed, and then slammed, Colorado’s system for providing legal defense to juveniles. This quote sums it up: “It is not that people willfully work against the system; there is just no concerted effort to work for it.”