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The Development of Cognitive Emotional Maturity in Adolescents and its Relevance in Judicial Contexts: Literature Review

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe University of Edinburgh
Commissioning bodyThe Scottish Sentencing Council
Number of pages122
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020


This report provides a synthesis and evaluation of the current neurobiological, neuropsychological and psychological literature on adolescent cognitive maturation. Using an ‘umbrella review’ methodology, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and narrative reviews were collated, critically assessed, and then synthesized to provide robust findings and interpretations of the data as it applies to cognitive maturation and juvenile sentencing.

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