Juvenile Crime And The Juvenile Justice System Essay

793 Words Sep 26th, 2015 4 Pages
From the following news article titled “Experts link teen brains’ immaturity, juvenile crime,” I have found key, main points from this news article detailing’s relating teen’s brains’ to juvenile crimes committed. What I took from the news article:
- “Youths are more likely to show “a lack of maturity and an underdeveloped sense of responsibility” than adults.”…These qualities often result in impetuous and ill-considered actions and decisions.”
- “It does mean, particularly when confronted with stressful or emotional decisions, they are more likely to act impulsively, on instinct, without fully understanding or analyzing the consequences of their actions.”
- “The inexplicable behavior and poor judgments teens are known for almost always happen when teens are feeling high emotion or intense peer pressure, conditions that overwhelm the still-maturing circuitry in the front part of brain.”
- “…sense to try rehabilitating young offenders in the juvenile justice system. That’s better than sending them through the adult system, which can disrupt their development so severely that “they’re never going be able to be a productive member of society…you’re not doing society any favor at all.”
- “…rehabilitation works better for juveniles than for adults offenders…and just as parents know how irrational juveniles can be…they also know that rehabilitation is a key goal in punishing them…what we really want is to turn delinquent kids into good adults.”
These findings of juvenile’s is…

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