Juveniles In The News

It is important to note that there are significant developmental differences between adults and children regarding their cognitive, emotional, physical, and psychological functioning. Helping professionals working in the community can play a major role in promoting awareness of these and other critical developmental differences between children, adolescents, and adults.

By Day 4

Post a description of whether Christian Fernandez should be viewed as an adult within the justice system. Identify the developmental issues related to this case. In your post, include an analysis of how the community does and/or does not account for developmental differences between adult and juvenile offenders or victims. Support your perspective using the Bechtold & Cauffman (2014) article and including specific examples.

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