• Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency

Reforming Juvenile Justice in Michigan

Just as men and women possess identifiable characteristics that distinguish one from the other, so too do youths and adults differ in many ways. Setting aside obvious visual dissimilarities, youths and adults differ in the manner by which they think, reason, decide, and act. Whereas a healthy 54-year-old may realize the consequences of a decision, a troubled 14-year-old doubtfully possesses the same cognitive ability. Simply put, a 14-year-old does not think the same way as a 54-year-old. Read more here.

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