Kids for Cash

Kids for Cash

Two Judges, Thousands of Children, and A $2.8 Million Kickback Scheme

Book - 2012
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Matthew, Angelia, and Charlie are just three children among the thousands who appeared in Judge Mark A. Ciavarella's courtroom between 2003 and 2008 and were sent away to a detention facility in which, it later came to light, Ciavarella had a personal financial stake. The author shows how this miscarriage of justice underscores a multitude of problems with our juvenile justice system, which too often criminalizes standard adolescent behavior, treats adolescents more harshly than if they were adults, and denies them their most fundamental constitutional rights.
Publisher: New York : New Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781595586841
Characteristics: xiv, 272 p. ; 22 cm


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obviator Mar 08, 2014

This book contains gross grammatical errors, such as "affect" when effect would have been correct, and "lay" instead of lie. And fatuous phrases like "an inhalative gasp" from the court spectators. It could have been a better book if it had been written by a more skillful writer.


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