States have various age thresholds for prosecuting kids as adults depending on the severity of the crime. When is a child guilty of murder?
Adolescent Maturity and the Brain: The Promise and Pitfalls of Neuroscience Research in Adolescent Health Policy
“Longitudinal neuroimaging studies demonstrate that the adolescent brain continues to mature well into the 20s.”
Juveniles Tried as Adults
“What is the youngest age that a juvenile can be transferred to criminal court for trial as an adult?”
In ‘Juvenile In Justice,’ Children Caught in America’s Prison System
“More than 70,000 children are held in U.S. juvenile jails.”
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