Teenagers should not be treated as adults when they are mentally undeveloped and are not
capable of thinking twice about the consequences to their actions.
Teenagers are at a sensitive stage in
their life where thinking twice about a decision is not taken seriously,
they become numb to what people
advice and act solely on natural impulses.
Startling Finds on Teenage Brains” by Paul Thomson,
a research group at the University of
California has noticed a "
pattern of brain growth in individual children and teenagers.
” He states that, "
the biggest surprise in recent teenbrain research is the finding that a massive loss of the brain tissue
occurs in the teen years.
” Paul Thompson acknowledges that adolescents have some sort of impairment
in their brains since "
brain cells and connections are only being lost in the areas controlling impulses,
risk taking, and self control.
” Thompson's theory of brain cell research is extremely useful because it sheds
insight on the difficult problems of teenage impulses,
such as a child committing homicide.
When it comes to the topics of murder,
most people will readily agree that the person being
tried will be sent to jail.
Where this agreement ends, however,
is on the question of whether a teenager
should be sent to jail for committing a crime.
Whereas some are convinced that if a person…...