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Research Argument- torthey

In 2005 the Supreme Court decided that executing children younger than 18 years old was unconstitutional due to their neurobiological immaturity. Executing someone for a crime based upon their biological age is considered unconstitutional and yet an 11 year old … Continue reading

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rebuttal argument- torthey

One of the major arguments against my thesis is that children from different environments, gender and genetic backgrounds reach neurobiological milestones at different times. Therefore, whats to say that one 13 year old has the mental capabilities to be held … Continue reading

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Definition Argument-torthey

What it means to be an “adult” can have two definitions; one regarding someone’s chronological age and another in respect to maturity. Within the Supreme Court, a person is generally considered to be an adult when they reach the age … Continue reading

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Research Argument—torthey

On June 29, 20015, Jarrell Milton, Jamar Milton and Shauntayvious Primes-Willis (aged 12, 17, and 15, respectively) were involved in a gang-related shooting over a drug deal where Jamymell Ray, 31, was killed in Omaha, Nebraska. Jamar and Shauntayvious were … Continue reading

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Open Strong- torthey

Gerrymandering; the legal, yet undemocratic practice of redistricting areas in order to give power to an areas minority party should be fought back against in the courts. One Tufts University professor, Moon Dustin, has found a way to do so via … Continue reading

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Polio notes-torthey

What is a white paper: -preliminary paper, repository for sources and thinking, practice paper, place to try out ideas, collection of purposeful summaries, notes about what’s lacking Polio White Paper: work in progress supposed to reflect the messiness of thinking … Continue reading

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Proposal- torthey

Considering what we know about the developing brain, as well as the recent literature on behavior theory, it appears to be counterintuitive to hold children who have been charged with crimes to be held to the same caliber of culpability … Continue reading

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