Adolescence in Law: Definition & History


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Adolescence spans which age range?

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1. The end of adolescence is generally marked by _____.

2. Although it is possible that adolescents are tried as adults, _____ limited the sentencing options available to the courts.

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What is legal adolescence? Gauge your knowledge of this term and its history by working through the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can gauge your knowledge of:

  • What generally marks the end of adolescence
  • The age range that adolescence spans
  • Why adolescents engage in risky behaviors
  • How adolescents are different because of their developing brains
  • Cases that limited the sentencing options for adolescents being tried in court

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what indicates the end of adolescence
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on legal adolescence
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about adolescent facts

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  • The meaning of adolescence
  • History of legal adolescence
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