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American Agenda (Crime: Teenage Court) #140808

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 21, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Odessa, Texas: Rebecca Chase) Teen court program to combat the increase in juvenile crime featured; scenes shown of the streets and the courtroom in Odessa, Texas, where fellow teens act as prosecutor, defense and jury for first-time youth offenders. [Teen court founder Natalie ROTHSTEIN - talks about the role of teen pressure.] One teen's hearing on crime of theft cited as an example; scenes shown. [Judge Jim JORDAN, TEEN, defendant's MOTHER, convicted TEEN, National Delinquency Council Barry KRISBERG - assesses peer court.]

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

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