Video and Multimedia

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Video 1: The San Francisco Industrial School
Description: This 14-min documentary about the San Francisco Industrial School depicts the turbulent history of a 19th-century reform school. This film features Daniel Macallair, the Executive Director of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. 

Video 2: When Youth Violence Spurred “Superpredator” Fear
Description: This New York Times video looks back at the surge of teen violence in the early 1990s. While some social scientists predicted the rise of the “superpredator,” this video examines the reality of youth violence and the policy implications of this panic.   

Video 3: The System: Juvenile Justice  
Description: This 46-min episode of The System takes a look at the issue of juvenile sentencing, and considers two compelling cases in Michigan that raise the question of whether children convicted of murder should be subjected to life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

Web 1: Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Description: A link to the Coalition for Juvenile Justice website.