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The prefrontal cortex may not be completely developed until a person is in his or her mid-twenties. This explains why adolescents have less impulse control than adults, are less able to think through the long-term consequences of their decisions, and are more susceptible to peer pressure. Does it make sense, then, to punish a youth in the same way we punish adults?” (Harris). The brain w... ... middle of paper ... ...ke the biggest difference. Children and young adults deserve a second chance and deserve to live their lives to the fullest, not behind bars for the rest of their time.
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This conflict is illustrated in the American society through its allowance of children to engage in some adult activities like: driving, voting, and working while on the other hand, preventing other activities like: staying out late, having sex, and drinking. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), suggest that the suicide rate is increasing among adolescents because the tools for committing the suicide are easier to obtain, the pr... ... middle of paper ... ...s.2005.Why People Die By Suicide.Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press. pp. 117-128 Shain, Benjamin.2007. "Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Adolescents” Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.