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Center for the Human Rights of Children

Juvenile Justice Colloquium

April 11, 2013 Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)

Sponsored by the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, the Center for the Human Rights of Children, and the Civitas ChildLaw Center, the Juvenile Justice Colloquium invited speakers to discuss how interactions between the police and youth, especially minority youth, can shape how the latter understand and react to the law and to social norms. Speakers argued the need for a jurisprudence of dignity that exports the qualities of fair and respectful treatment to settings in which the police interact with juveniles. Such a jurisprudence recognizes that dignity has the power to shape or poison youth views of state authority and their relations to the law well into their adult lives.

Jeffrey Fagan
Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia University

David Yellen
Dean and Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Bernardine Dohrn
Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern Law School
Founder, Children and Family Justice Center
Co-Founder, Center on the Wrongful Conviction of Youth


Center for the Human Rights of Children
1032 W. Sheridan Road, Cuneo Hall, Room 320 · Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.8050 · Fax: 773.508.8054

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