Criminal Justice Department


Judge asks CLU students to fix courts : Local News : Ventura County Star


A retired Los Angeles County judge addressed criminal justice students at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday, telling them it will be up to them to fix a “broken system.”


Fate of school-shooting suspect splits community : Oxnard : Ventura County Star


A year after 15-year-old Larry King was shot to death by an Oxnard classmate, the courts are still grappling over the young defendant’s fate in a killing that devastated both boys’ families and spurred a national cry for gay tolerance.


Film, panel on teen's murder sentence : Local News : Ventura County Star


The story of the murder of Jimmy Farris III continues to be told, 13 years after a teenager plunged a pocketknife into Farris' heart in a marijuana deal gone bad. Three teenagers were convicted of first-degree ...