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More Young People Getting Arrested Than Previous Generations

It might sound overly nostalgic to say that childhood in America is not what is used to be. But a new study shows, in one very real way, it’s true.

New research from the RAND Corporation finds young people in this country, across all demographics, are much more likely to be arrested than previous generations. Some of the demographics seeing the biggest increase are white men and women.

Jim Smith, distinguished chair in labor markets and demographic studies at the RAND Corporation, is the researcher behind this groundbreaking research, and he joined The Show to talk about what they found.

Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.