2014 Future of Adversarial and Inquisitorial Systems Conference: The Future of Juvenile Justice

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

9:00 AM

12:00 PM

UNC - FPG Student Union

Sixth Annual Conference on the Future of Adversarial and Inquisitorial Systems: The Future of Juvenile Justice

The mounting crime control preoccupations of criminal justice leave little room for more nuanced understandings of children and young people, who are increasingly demonized as amoral and anti-social or portrayed as victims of abuse. This year the main conference and the preconference for young scholars will address two different aspects of the changing face of juvenile justice: the main conference will address juvenile justice from a comparative point of view, while the pre-conference will address juvenile justice in transnational and international law.

At the main conference this year established scholars from North America and the European Union will meet to explore juvenile justice in a comparative context.  This will include the extent to which distinctions between juvenile and adult criminal offenders are acknowledged; the approach to prevention of juvenile delinquency; the minimum age of criminal responsibility; the extent to which minors require different and additional procedural rights to adults; and developments in non-formal approaches to juvenile crime.  Some jurisdictions provide for a separate legal regime for children between the ages of 10 and 17, with separate procedures, judges and courts.  Some even eschew the criminal regime completely, avoiding the stigma of criminal charges, but also the safeguards of criminal procedure.

This event also features a Pre-Conference for Young Scholars on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Further details to come, registration will open in Spring 2014.

Sponsored by the UNC European Union Center of Excellence and UNC School of Law's Office of Continuing Legal Education.

UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106


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