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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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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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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Young boy sentenced in Prophetstown arson

Although children in Waukesha are often curious to find out how and why things work, playing with fire may result in disaster. Many young adolescents act quickly without realizing that there are consequences to their actions. Peer pressure can also be a factor when children commit destructive acts and juvenile crimes. A 12-year-old boy from New […]

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Teen faces possible prison time for video game comment

When playing and joking around with friends, many Wisconsin teens may make sarcastic comments or jokes that they feel have no bearing on their true feelings. Once a joke or comment is documented on the Internet, a teen may not understand the seriousness of the implications and the possible consequence they may face for a […]

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Play fight leads to death of girl in care of juvenile brother

Juveniles are often influenced by the things they see on TV and in their homes, and may be unable to distinguish reality from fantasy. Children in Wisconsin who are under a certain age may not have the reasoning ability to determine when they should follow the example of an older role model, and when they […]

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Teenager accused of murdering two adopted brothers

When a juvenile is charged in a crime, there may be extra steps taken to protect the accused and their family members, if they are legally considered a minor by the state in which the crime occurs. In cases of juvenile crimes, prosecutors in Wisconsin may choose to make an argument for trying the juvenile […]

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Supreme Court ruling offers new hope of appeal for some convicts

The state of Wisconsin has laws in place that protect the privacy and safety of juveniles when they commit a crime, or are accused of committing a crime. Because juvenile crimes are often committed before the person is old enough or mature enough to understand the consequences of their actions, there are often limits on […]

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