Miller’s Children: Why Giving Teenage Killers a Second Chance Matters for All of Us
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FEATURING JAMES GARBARINO – In 2012 the US Supreme Court ruled in an historic case, Miller Vs. Alabama, siding with the view that locking up people for life without parole who were convicted of crimes while minors was unconstitutional. The ruling also applied to people convicted of homicide, and later the court ruled that it was applicable retroactively.
Now, a psychological expert witness who has worked on more than 40 resentencing cases involving juveniles impacted by the Miller ruling, has shared his findings in a book called Miller’s Children.
James Garbarino, Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology and is Senior Faculty Fellow with the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago. He has served as an adviser to the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, the National Institute for Mental Health, the American Medical Association, the US Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the FBI. He is the author of Listening to Killers: Lessons Learned from my Twenty Years as a Psychological Expert Witness in Murder Cases, and Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them. His new book is called Miller’s Children: Why Giving Teenage Killers a Second Chance Matters for All of Us.
**This segment was originally broadcast on April 13, 2018.