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Questions On Juvenile And Juvenile Justice System

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1. I 'd recommend you begin your paper with a paragraph that states both your theory and your approach. Share that the juvenile justice system should take into account the evidence that a juvenile 's brain--specifically the white matter that controls the brain 's executive functions-- has not completely formed. You will layout the biological evidence for this and then through the use of a recent case show the gaps in the current court system as well as make recommendations for how to address youth in the juvenile system in a more effective manner. 2. Great use of Jacob 's case study. I 'd state directly that you will explore this topic with a recent case in mind. I wonder if there 's another source to Jacob 's case...ie Psychology Today or even better a peer reviewed source. But no worries, if not. Juvenile brain development studies show conclusively that our brains are not fully developed until we reach the age of 25. Should we or can we take this into account in the juvenile justice system? Juvenile brain development studies have conclusively shown that our brains are not fully developed until we reach the age of 25. Research has shown that the white matter in the brain, which controls insights, judgment, self-awareness and empathy, is one of the last parts to fully mature. This lack of fully developed executive functions should be taken into account in the juvenile justice system. Jacob Ind, as any child, deserved the love and protection of his parents.
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