Brief Argues That Juvenile Offenders Are Different from Adults

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Robert Siegel discusses psychological and developmental differences between adults and teens with psychologist Laurence Steinberg. Steinberg advised the American Psychological Association for a friend-of-the-court brief that figured in Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling abolishing executions for juvenile criminals.

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