TOUGHER PENALTIES FOR JUVENILES?
A law has been passed by the Georgia Legislature that would allow judges to confer stricter sentences on juvenile offenders. Amy's Law, named for an 8-year-old Georgia girl allegedly killed by another child, is part of a nationwide trend in stiffer punishments for juveniles, which child law expert Anne P. Dupre said was in response to overwhelming public opinion that crimes such as these have been more frequent in recent years. To read the full story, see the Los Angeles Times. The title is "When a child says he's a killer." It was published on 4/16/06, and the author is Jenny Jarvie.
"TOUGHER PENALTIES FOR JUVENILES?" (2006). In The News. 382.