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Ash: Challenges of Adolescence and Violence - Center for the Study ...

Ash: Challenges of Adolescence and Violence - Center for the Study ...

Ash: Challenges of Adolescence and Violence - Center for the Study

© March 23, 2005Challenges of Adolescence and ViolencePeter AshAssociate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesDirector of Psychiatry and Law ServiceCenter for the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion Senior FellowEmory UniversityThank you, John. It’s a pleasure to be with you today. Over at the medical school,it’s very easy to get caught up in the technical details of evaluating forensic cases andtreating patients, and after awhile it can feel a little narrow. The Center for theInterdisciplinary Study of Religion has provided a wonderful chance for me to branchout. I’d like to thank John and the wonderful group he has assembled at the Center for theopportunity to meet and talk with an exciting group of scholars. Those discussions havestimulated my thinking in areas outside the usual bounds of psychiatry. So with a nod tothe risks inherent in venturing outside one’s field, I’d like to share with you some of mythoughts on the question of criminal responsibility of delinquent youth. It’s a questionthat lies at the intersection of behavioral science, law, philosophy, and our intuitiveunderstandings of childhood. I hope that I can further a conversation with those whoapproach this issue from other perspectives.When I talk today about criminal responsibility I’m talking about blameworthiness,or culpability. The question is the degree to which adolescents, or at leastsome adolescents, are less blameworthy than adults who commit similar acts. I’m notsuggesting that less blame leads to their being not guilty. Rather, the question is whethercertain aspects of adolescents mitigate what should happen to them in the justice system.What does an adolescent who has committed a violent act deserve? This question has

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