Green Bay teens linked to a string of auto break-ins and thefts

Although teenagers are on their way to becoming responsible young adults, many of them are still in the process of learning that there can be severe consequences to some seemingly harmless acts. Experts agree that the developing teenage brain may make it hard for some adolescents to control impulsive behavior. Some believe that environmental stimuli, […]

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Teen said to endanger juvenile inmates held in solitary confinement

The teenage brain is often considered a mystery. Multiple studies prove that while the brain is continually developing throughout adolescence and into young adulthood, some areas of the brain are quicker to develop than others. Teenagers who fall victim to abuse while growing up have extended complications involving neurological development. Babies and children who are […]

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Internet fantasies may be responsible for violent Waukesha stabbing

When it comes to sentencing children for heinous criminal acts, Wisconsin may be one of the strictest in the nation. Multiple studies show that the developing teenage brain lacks the ability to form mature, rational decisions in many situations, and may be quick to engage in aggressive behaviors. Yet, Wisconsin law mandates that children 10 […]

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Prisoners serving juvenile life sentences have new hope

Although juvenile offenders in Wisconsin should be held responsible for their crimes, many people question the degree of punishment minors should receive. Credible studies confirm that teenagers are not always able to suppress aggressive behavior, make rational decisions, or understand the consequences of their actions. Some believe that rehabilitation and treatment should be favored over […]

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Marquette teen charged in a string of pedestrian holdups

Some teenagers who commit juvenile crimes are unaware that there are harsh consequences for their actions. Other Wisconsin teens may be fully cognizant that their deviant actions will result in severe penalties, yet they may lack the psychological understanding of what this entails. Evidence shows that the teenage brain is not fully developed and lacks maturity in […]

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Minnesota teen stopped before executing murder plot

Many teenagers in Wisconsin engage in high-risk behaviors. There are some teens who are simply thrill-seekers looking for an adventure. Others participate in more dangerous juvenile crimes, unaware of the long-term consequences of their actions. Expert studies show that the teenage brain is still developing, especially in the areas that control aggressive behavior and make rational […]

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Juvenile charged with serious crimes will stand trial as adult

Juvenile crimes are a sensitive subject for many Wisconsin residents. Some teenagers may commit heinous crimes and deserved to be punished. However, many believe the type of punishment inflicted on a teenager should differ from that of an adult. Multiple credible studies have found that teenage brains are still in the process of developing, and […]

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Juvenile life-sentence cases are being reexamined

Many studies have shown that the adolescent brain is not yet fully developed and, in many cases, is unable to make rational decisions. This is especially true when teenagers are put into certain, high-stress situations. While some people believe that Wisconsin teenagers who commit juvenile crimes are a menace to society and should be locked away in […]

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Wisconsin teen faces felony drug charges after outing with friends

Teenagers in Wisconsin and across the nation are at a vulnerable time in their lives. Not only are they learning essential societal rules and norms, but they are constantly trying to earn the respect of their peers. All of this pressure can be particularly hard for teens, as the area of the brain responsible for […]

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19-year-old Milwaukee man faces child pornography charges

Teenagers are made up of a unique blend consisting of genetics and environment. Wisconsin teens who were abused as children, or who may not have developed in normal ways mentally, may even hurt others around them or behave in ways that violate the law. While some adopt the attitude of simply locking the teen up […]

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