Restorative Justice

  CQ Researcher Can it help victims and rehabilitate criminals? As calls for criminal justice reform grow louder, some social workers, religious leaders and legal experts want to expand the use of an alternative, non-punitive system of justice for cases ranging from student conflicts to assaults involving adults. They say that “restorative justice,” through “peace

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Reforming Juvenile Justice

CQ Researcher Should teens who murder be treated as adults? Sept. 11, 2015 — Youth advocates are seizing on bipartisan interest in criminal justice reform and historically low crime rates to lobby states to lighten sentencing standards for juveniles. They also advocate more efforts to prepare troubled teenagers — even those convicted of the most

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Presidential Power

CQ Researcher Has President Obama overstepped his authority? President Obama’s recent moves to shape U.S. policy, ranging from taking executive action on immigration to beginning to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba, have stirred new controversy over the limits of presidential power. Congressional Republicans accuse him of usurping the Constitution, and Democrats defend his actions as

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Dividing Lines

Frederick Gorilla Frederick County’s redrawn congressional districts present voters with a political puzzle this election year From the northern reaches of Frederick and Carroll counties to the southern end of Montgomery County, many voters are scratching their heads this election year wondering what congressional district their house has landed in — District 6 or District

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