Thursday, March 4, 2010

CHILD CRIMINALS ARE STILL "CHILDREN"

http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_14506979#axzz0hCAlLyOV

(excerpt-please read full article)

Extra step in juvenile charging reasonable
By Erika Stutzman
Posted: 03/04/2010 01:00:00 AM MST

"Childhood development experts point to neuroscience and other research to explain why children are different from adults: Their brains are literally wired differently. Their impulse control is weaker. Behavioral researchers link that neuroscience to a child's inability to fully understand consequences as well.

And society treats children differently than it treats adults. Children can't vote, for instance. Children can't get full-time jobs in factories, and children can't buy beer.

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