Juvenile Law Hot Topics
Autumn Ascano presented on the topic: Juvenile's Rights During Strip Searches
Richard Broughton presented on the topic: Juvenile Terrorists and their Treatment Under Federal Statutes
Autumn Ascano currently calls Colorado Springs, Colorado home. Previous education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Minnesota State University Moorhead, Juris Doctorate from University of South Dakota, and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Capella University.
Previous experience includes Judicial Intern for Judge P. Hoff out of the Eighth Judicial District, Wilkin County, Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at Minnesota State University Moorhead, Special Advocate Services, PLLC, international child abuse investigations at Telios Law, PLLC, Registered Behavior Technician at Trumpet Behavioral Health, and previous solo practice in Wahpeton, ND. Autumn is currently a MS Clinical Psychology Intern at Stages of Change Psychotherapy.
J. Richard Broughton is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He teaches in the areas of criminal law, federal crimes, constitutional law, and constitutional criminal procedure. He has also served on the law school faculties at Wayne State, Stetson, and Texas Wesleyan (now Texas A&M), and as a Lecturer in Government at Johns Hopkins University.
Professor Broughton previously served as a lawyer in the Criminal Division at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. There, in the Capital Case Unit, he handled cases involving violent crimes related to gang activity, drug trafficking, organized crime and racketeering. He advised DOJ leaders and federal prosecutors on federal death penalty matters, assisted with federal crime legislation and congressional oversight, and represented the United States in federal capital litigation. He also previously served as Assistant Attorney General of Texas for Capital Litigation, as a law clerk to the chief judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, and as a law clerk for the House Judiciary Committee during the 106th Congress. Professor Broughton has won multiple teaching and service awards, appears in the national and local media as a legal expert, and has published scholarship in journals throughout the country. His writing, speaking, and research focus upon issues in federal criminal law and at the intersection of law and American politics.