Raise The Age Article Published by the New York Law School Law Review

Posted: April 26th, 2012 | by Yuval Sheer

We are proud to announce that an article written by NYCJJ Executive Director Judge Michael Corriero, titled “Judging Children as Children: Reclaiming New York’s Progressive Tradition,” was published in the New York Law School Law Review. The article calls for raising the age of criminal responsibility to 18, and sets forth a progressive model for the adjudication of minors in New York. In the article Judge Corriero states:

“A crucial element necessary to remedy the negative consequences of the policy of trying children as adults is legislation that will raise the age of criminal responsibility to eighteen. This would bring New York into conformity with the overwhelming national consensus that children under the age of eighteen, in the first instance, should have their cases referred to a family/juvenile court, and only those children whose crimes are so horrendous and backgrounds so disturbed that they would not be amenable to the services of these courts, should be tried in adult criminal courts where they could be exposed to greater periods of secure treatment.”

You can read the full article here.


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