The Widening Maturity Gap: Trying and Punishing Juveniles as Adults in an Era of Extended Adolescence
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Examines how the criminal justice system has dramatically expanded the prosecution of juveniles as adults. Brief overview of these conflicting trends appear to be driven by the same source: the perception that the world is a more dangerous place than in the past and the fear for the safety of ourselves and our children. Argues it is time to reevaluate the present policies that subject young offenders to the adult system of criminal justice.
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