Sunday, 23 October 2011

Blade Reed Juvenile Defendant

Blade Reed Juvenile Defendant
Are children capable of understanding the consequences of their actions? Maybe not; recent studies suggest that the brains prefrontal lobe, which some scientists speculate plays a crucial role in inhibiting inappropriate behavior, may not reach full development until age 20.

Its unlikely that Americas thirst for vengeance will be sated by scientific theory. We are, as a nation, very much in favor of treating child criminals as adults — a recent ABC news poll showed 55 percent of us believe the crime, not the perpetrators age, should be the determining factor in sentencing.

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