Juvenile Justice: The Nathaniel Abraham Murder Case

Once in a while, a case will come along that has such an enormous impact on the law that it is certain to draw attention. One such case was the Nathaniel Abraham murder case—-a case involving the sentencing of a young eleven-year-old child in a system designed for older juvenile offenders, which demonstrated some of the novel and important issues facing the juvenile courts today. With the onset of such issues, the Juvenile Justice System has developed into a complex field of vital importance. Investing in the Juvenile Justice System allows us to invest in our future. Although frequently viewed as a social issue, rehabilitation of youthful offenders should become a goal for the legal profession as well as for members of the public. With proper education, training, and commitment to the field of juvenile justice, we can begin to preserve, protect, and improve our most precious assets-our youth.