Policy Paper: Brain Science and How It Affects Children Accused Of Crimes

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Published by Terre des hommes
Date 07.06.2021
Number of pages 6 pages
Author Terre des hommes
CC Did you know that 30% of children deprived of liberty have experienced a brain injury at some point in their life? Children in criminal justice systems are more likely to suffer from neuro-disabilities. Specialists insist that if they receive the support they need early on, then they will be less likely to come into conflict with the law. Tdh works to ensure that the rights of children in conflict with the law are upheld by protecting victims of violence, supporting alternatives to detention and ensuring adequate support for rehabilitation and reintegration. Here are 10 recommendations on how to better connect neuroscience and the sentencing of children.
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