When Young Adults Commit Crimes, This S.F. Court Realizes It Might Be Because Of Biology
Young Adult Court in San Francisco is a hybrid of the adult and juvenile justice systems tailored to the biology and circumstances of offenders 18 to 24.
The New York Times:
A California Court For Young Adults Calls On Science
Researchers have long known that the adolescent brain is continually rewiring itself, making new connections and pruning unnecessary neurons as it matures. Only recently has it become clear that the process stretches well into early adulthood. Buried in that research is an uncomfortable legal question: If their brains have not fully matured, how responsible are adults ages 18 to 24 for their crimes? (Requarth, 4/17)