Children and Responsibility

Host Alex Chadwick talks to Allen Dellamater, professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the University of Miami, and Ron Avi Astor, professor of social work and education at the University of Michigan, about the level of responsibility, and decision making that can be attributed to a six year old. This week a six year-old boy fatally shot his six year-old classmate. Prosecutors say the boy will not stand trial because of his age. Another six-year-old fate is being decided this week, as Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings in Washington, on whether Elian Gonzalez should stay in the Unites States or return to his father in Cuba.

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