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Argument: Adolescents are too emotionally immature to be tried as adults

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"Adolescent decision making is characterized by emotional and cognitive immaturity, intense peer pressure and heightened attitudes toward risk. Therefore, it is no surprise that adolescents make choices that are less responsible than those made by mature adults in similar situations. Although children may know right from wrong, their inability to consistently make responsible decisions makes them less blameworthy than adults."

"Laurence Steinberg, a psychology professor at Temple University: "The teenage brain is like a car with a good accelerator but a weak brake. With powerful impulses under poor control, the likely result is a crash."" "From Time Out to Hard Time: Young Children in the Adult Criminal Justice System", Michele Deitch, Austin, TX: The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs

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