Rewiring juvenile justice: The intersection of developmental neuroscience and legal policy Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adolescent Development
  • Brain
  • Criminal Law
  • Neurosciences
  • Social Justice

abstract

  • The past decade has been marked by historic opinions regarding the culpability of juveniles by the US Supreme Court. In 2005, the death penalty was abolished, 5 years later, life without parole for crimes, other than homicide, was banned, and then just last year, mandatory life sentences for any crime was abolished. The court referenced developmental science in all these cases. In this article, we highlight new scientific findings and their relevance to law and policy.

publication date

  • February 2014

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.tics.2013.11.002

PubMed ID

  • 24480533

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 63

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 18

number

  • 2