Question and answer
Are juveniles truly capable of understanding the seriousness and consequences of their actions? If so, at what age are they capable of understanding? At what age should juveniles be tried as adults?
Explain your answers.
1. Can juveniles truly understand the seriousness and consequences of their actions? No. A juvenile is considered anyone under the age of 18. However, medical research shows that the human brain does not fully develop until about the age of 25. [ Specifically the pre-frontal cortex which which controls impulse control and higher order reasoning. 2. At what age is a juvenile capable of
understanding? I presume you're asking when a juvenile can judge right from wrong. Juveniles can understand the differeence between right and wrong. Most develop this ability at about age 5, some at a later age They know it's worong to lie and right to tell the truth. However, understanding right and wrong should be separated from the issue of accountability. When the brain is not fully developed some areas function at full capability, but that important pre-frontal cortex may not be able to control an impulse which results in a criminal act or fully comprehend the consequence of the action. 3.At what age should juveniles be tried as adults? I would suggest the age be 25 or when the brain is fully developed. Psychological tests can objectively determine if the brain is fully developed. When the brain is fully developed and functioning normally then full accounatability can be expected. There are precedents in law to support this; for example, the diminished capacity defence and severe emotional distress. This may sound like an excuse to justify juvenile criminal behavior. Believe me, I'm all for holding individuals accountble for their actions, but research supported medical evidence should be a calculated factor in determining degree of accountability and the subsequent punishment. ]
Expert answered|markworley|Points 270|
Question
Asked 9/3/2012 12:36:39 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
Are juveniles truly capable of understanding the seriousness and consequences of their actions? If so, at what age are they capable of understanding? At what age should juveniles be tried as adults? Explain your answers.
Weegy: I think that the answer is about 15, because by that age you are in the middle of the age when people start experimenting. It gives them a chance to try out the things they want, but only enough time to realize it is a bad thing to do. [ Once they turn 15, they can understand why the things they did were wrong, therefore showing why they should not do them. That should be enough to keep them from doing it again, however the American judicial system is a complete and utter failure, so the same criminals tend to continue their pattern over and over. Unfortunately that is the time that the good apples can be separated from the bad apples based on whether they realize the possible repercussions/outcomes or not. ] (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 9/3/2012 12:31:33 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Are juveniles truly capable of understanding the seriousness and consequences of their actions? If so, at what age are they capable of understanding? At what age should juveniles be tried as adults? Explain your answers.
Weegy: I think that the answer is about 15, because by that age you are in the middle of the age when people start experimenting. It gives them a chance to try out the things they want, but only enough time to realize it is a bad thing to do. [ Once they turn 15, they can understand why the things they did were wrong, therefore showing why they should not do them. That should be enough to keep them from doing it again, however the American judicial system is a complete and utter failure, so the same criminals tend to continue their pattern over and over. Unfortunately that is the time that the good apples can be separated from the bad apples based on whether they realize the possible repercussions/outcomes or not. ] (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 9/3/2012 12:44:23 AM
0 Answers/Comments
19,214,841 questions answered
Popular Conversations
What is the difference between variable and fixed costs? User: What ...
Weegy: Productivity in economics refers to metrics and measures of output from production processes, per unit of input. ...
1/27/2015 7:55:37 AM| 3 Answers
What is a credit card balance?
1/27/2015 11:38:59 AM| 3 Answers
Write the quadratic equation in general form. What is the value of b ...
Weegy: Hence the ball would take about 4 seconds to hit the ground, so the answer is A).4 seconds User: Write the ...
1/27/2015 1:57:55 PM| 3 Answers
If the work put into a lever is 930 joules and the work accomplished ...
Weegy: ... moving 1 meter against a force of 1 newton, so yes one newton.meter is one joule. ... in grams? ... of ...
1/27/2015 2:01:47 PM| 3 Answers
What is 3+3×3÷3-3
Weegy: 23 x 3=69 User: What is Ground Zero
1/27/2015 5:03:53 PM| 3 Answers
What is economic utility?
1/27/2015 8:00:41 AM| 2 Answers
The best way to avoid contracting Rocky Mountain spotted fever ...
Weegy: The Andes are the rocky mountains in South America. User: Ringworm is caused by: a ...
1/27/2015 9:22:02 AM| 2 Answers
What is the solution set of (x - 2)(x - 3) = 2? {1, 4} {2, ...
Weegy: the answer is 5 User: What is the radius of the circle whose equation is x^2 + y^2 = 9? 3 9 81 User: ...
1/27/2015 10:37:53 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
Points 1908 [Total 1929]| Ratings 0| Comments 1908| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
L
P
Points 1370 [Total 6647]| Ratings 0| Comments 1370| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
P
P
Points 664 [Total 15675]| Ratings 0| Comments 664| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 438 [Total 1119]| Ratings 2| Comments 418| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 259 [Total 6959]| Ratings 0| Comments 259| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
Points 92 [Total 6680]| Ratings 1| Comments 82| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 87 [Total 102]| Ratings 0| Comments 87| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 83 [Total 1644]| Ratings 0| Comments 83| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 63 [Total 445]| Ratings 0| Comments 63| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 50 [Total 52]| Ratings 0| Comments 0| Invitations 5|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.