Youth crime

Judges sentence youth offenders to chess, with promising results

Monique Sedgwick, University of Lethbridge; Jeffrey MacCormack, University of Lethbridge, and Lance Grigg, University of Lethbridge for The Conversation Since January 2018, every Friday afternoon, one campus classroom in Canada is transformed. Tables are set up with two chairs facing…

TED: How we’re priming some kids for college — and others for prison

In the United States, two institutions guide teenagers on the journey to adulthood: college and prison. Sociologist Alice Goffman spent six years in a troubled Philadelphia neighborhood and saw first-hand how teenagers of African-American and Latino backgrounds are funneled down…