They broke the law, you be the judge : true cases of teen crime /

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by Jacobs, Thomas A.
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Published by : Free Spirit Pub., (Minneapolis, MN :) Physical details: 213 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm. Subject(s): Crime. | Justice, Administration of | Juvenile courts. | Juvenile delinquents --United States. | Juvenile delinquents. | Juvenile justice, Administration of --United States. Year : 2003 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
Location Call Number Status Date Due
Bluefield High School 345.7 JAC Available

Includes index

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Marcus-age 14-shoplifting -- Natalie-age 15-possession of alcohol -- Philip-age 9-assault -- Joshua-age 16-truancy -- Olivia-age 13-theft (auto) -- Sean-age 16-misconduct with a weapon -- Starlett-age 14-violation of probation -- Jerry-age 13-burglary and theft -- Erica-age 15-assault and possession of drug paraphernalia -- Charles-age 14-possession of narcotics and misconduct with a weapon -- Ashley-age 14-possession of marijuana -- Brianne-age 16-theft (credit card) and forgery -- Samantha-age 14-theft (cab fare) -- Jennifer-age 14-burglary -- Adelina-age 11-robbery -- Andrew-age 17-domestic violence -- Carla-age 15-disorderly conduct and criminal damage -- Adam-age 15-threatening and school interference -- Brandon-age 14-burglary -- Tanya-age 14-shoplifting -- Ronald-age 16-possession of alcohol.

Letters from and interviews with twenty-one children and teenagers who broke the law reveal what it is like to be arrested, attend legal proceedings, and be held accountable for one's actions.