Children and the Law Posts

October 2019 Council Updates

During its meeting in New York City on October 17 and 18, the ALI Council reviewed drafts for seven Institute projects. Drafts or portions of drafts for six projects received Council approval, subject to the meeting discussion and to the usual prerogative to make nonsubstantive editorial improvements.

Invisible Stripes: The Problem of Youth Criminal Records

It is common knowledge in American society that persons who have criminal records will have a more difficult path to obtaining legitimate employment. Similarly, conventional wisdom acknowledges the unfortunate fact that young people, on average, are more prone to engage in risky, impulsive, and other ill-advised behavior that might result in brushes with law enforcement authorities.

Children and the Law: Adjudicative Competence in Criminal Proceedings

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The following entry is excerpted from the Black Letter and Comments of Tentative Draft No. 2, Restatement of the Law, Children and the Law, Part III–Children in the Justice System; Section 17.20 Adjudicative Competence in Criminal Proceedings.

Children in Schools: Use of Force to Control and Punish

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The following entry is excerpted from the Black Letter and Comments from Tentative Draft No. 2, Part II–Children In Schools; Chapter 8–Discipline And Order Maintenance; Topic 1–The Use Of Force In Response To Student Misbehavior; Section 8.10. Use of Force to Control and Punish.