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Kids And Criminal Responsibility

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Kids And Criminal Responsibility

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Kids And Criminal Responsibility

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Jurors in the Lee Boyd Malvo trial are hearing testimony about the teenager's state of mind during the sniper attacks last year around the Washington, D.C. area. Meanwhile, in Florida, judges ordered a new trial for a teen sentenced to life for killing a playmate. Neal Conan and guests examine kids and criminal responsibility.

Guests:

Dana Canedy
*Assistant national editor for The New York Times

Adam Liptak
*Reporter for The New York Times

Laurence Steinberg
*Psychology professor, Temple University
*Director, MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice

Joshua Marquis
*District attorney in Astoria, Ore.