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April 11-12, 2014 (Friday-Saturday)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (FPG Student Union)
CLE Credit: 8 General Hours

Juvenile Criminal Justice and Human Rights: Comparative and International Perspectives

Scholars from North America and the European Union will meet to explore juvenile justice in a comparative context. 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 (April 10) 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, topics 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.

Presentations

Presentations from the 2014 conference may be viewed on Vimeo.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this conference, please contact Professor Michael L. Corrado at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Phone: 919.962.4121
Email: mlcorrad@email.unc.edu

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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