Wisconsin’s Juvenile Interrogation Practices Under Fire

Tony Galli, WKOW •

“We believed that an extraordinary travesty of justice occurred in that case,” says attorney Marsha Levick of the Philadelphia-based Juvenile Law Center.

“We also, unfortunately, know of many situations where parents, I think not surprisingly, tell their children to tell the truth,” Levick says.  When 27 News pressed Levick about why truthful responses would not be a good outcome, she said there’s more nuance to an interrogation and parents “…don’t appreciate the consequences or the pitfalls that children can face during the course of an interrogation.”

About the Expert

Marsha Levick co-founded Juvenile Law Center in 1975. Throughout her legal career, Levick has been an advocate for children’s and women's rights and is a nationally recognized expert in juvenile law.