Research indicates that the prefrontal cortex, a part of the brain deeply involv

Research indicates that the prefrontal cortex, a part of the brain deeply involv

Research indicates that the prefrontal cortex, a part of the brain deeply involved in assessing risks and making complex judgments, is still developing during the adolescent years. Given that, should adolescents have the same rights and be held to the same standards of responsibility as adults? For example, should they be able to consent to sexual activity or join the armed forces? If they commit an offense, should they be tried as adults?

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