Neuroscience & Public Policy Program Seminar by Robert Kinscherff
"Neurodevelopment in Adolescence: Implications for Law & Policy in the post-Miller Era"
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Biotechnology Auditorium, Room 1111, Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building
The United States Supreme Court has increasingly relied upon developmental and neurodevelopmental science in distinguishing adolescents from adults in sentencing. This presentation reviews characteristics of adolescence based in brain development from the onset of puberty into the mid-20's. Implications are considered for law and policy .