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Juvenile Justice / California Infant Beating Case / Shortstop Program #166039

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 27, 1996
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The California case in which a six-year-old brutally beat an infant noted.

(Washington: Tim O'Brien) The question of how the juvenile justice system can deal with very young offenders examined; details given of the legal issues. [ABA Catherine ROSS, Temple University professor Laurence STEINBERG - say six-year-olds cannot really be criminals who can understand the system.] Justice Department statistics on soaring teenage violence cited.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Santa Ana, California: Brian Rooney) California's Shortstop Program to teach juveniles that crime costs featured; scenes shown from Santa Ana, California, to illustrate how the program works to scare teenage criminals and then try to build up their self-esteem. [Shoplifter Chris SHARP - comments on the Shortstop Program.]

Brown, Aaron;
O'Brien, Tim;
Rooney, Brian

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