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Falcon v. State: Should the Florida Supreme Court Have Opened the Door for Sentencing Review of Juveniles Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder?

By: Jamie Mathis, Editor-in-Chief, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law

Abstract
In Florida, and other states across the country, hundreds of juvenile murderers are getting a second chance at having a life outside of prison. These are juveniles who were convicted and sentenced to life in prison decades ago, but because of the […]

Time Is Most Definitely Up

By: Jacqueline Rosado, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Less than a year ago, on October 5, 2017, a scandal was revealed big enough to make waves not only on a national, but global scale. There is no better way than to identify the “monster” behind this scandal as Harvey Weinstein, […]

Dostoevsky as Juvenile Justice Advocate and Progenitor of Therapeutic Justice

By: Professor Amy D. Ronner J.D. Ph.D., Professor of Law, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Abstract

Undeniably, the physical and psychological abuse of children is a recurrent theme in Fyodor Dostoevsky’s fiction and journalism, particularly in The Brothers Karamazov and A Writer’s Diary.  In three parts, this paper explores Dostoevsky’s fixation with childhood suffering and […]

February 28th, 2018|Abstracts, Family Law, Human Rights, Latest Articles|0 Comments

Sexual Assault: Where Should Liability End?

By: Elizabeth Irazabal, Managing Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

We are living in troubling times. It seems as though for the last several months, we constantly wake up to new allegations. We wake up to new stories of victims coming forward after years of silence to confront his or her perpetrator. […]

February 14th, 2018|Blog, Criminal Law, Human Rights, Latest Articles|0 Comments