Source: (2009) Judicature. 93(1): 22-25.

The recent story of two corrupt Pennsylvania judges who admitted to receiving millions in secret payments from operators of private for profit juveniles facilities-reportedly in exchange for ordering youth to be detained in those same facilities-shocked the conscience of the nation. Although obviosuly an extreme and unusual case, the scandal served as a useful reminder of the extraordinary vulnerability of youth who come into conflict with the law and called attention to the pag that ofter exists between the philosophy and the actual practices of the juvenile justice system. (Excerpt).