Maturation of the Adolescent Brain
What is the real age of maturity and how could this affect sentencing mitigation?
In the criminal justice system, a person is deemed an adult at the age of 18. In some jurisdictions, depending on the crime, a legal minor can be tried as an adult before they reach the chronological age of 18. While the legal age of adulthood is fixed, it is in direct contrast with what we know from neuroscience.
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