Graduation Date

Fall 12-14-2018

Grading Professor

Susan Farkas

Subject Concentration

Health & Science

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Several states have cited neuroscientific evidence to help justify new raise-the-age laws that raise the age at which offenders can be tried as adults. Neuroscience shows that adolescent brains continue to mature well into their 20s. How much influence neuroscience should have in determining legal policy, however, remains contested among experts.



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