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Adolescence: Akin to Mental Retardation?

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Science  30 Jul 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5684, pp. 599
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5684.599

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In 2002 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the death penalty for mentally retarded persons. Now defense attorneys hope to equate juvenile culpability to that of mentally retarded persons.