Amicus Brief for Marliee Patricia Garner
Arts and Sciences
This paper explores the question of whether juveniles should be held to the same decision making capabilities as adults. This question has been a topic of discussion for many years. The court case of Marilee Patricia Garner, 16, suggests that juveniles are more reckless, less mature, and have less understanding of consequences than adults do. Garner was charged as an adult with two counts of murder, a first-degree felony, after rear-ending a car and killing two people. This paper examines research that shows evidence that juveniles should not be held to the same decision making capabilities as adults since they are less mature and are often influenced by others.
Okeley, Dariane, "Amicus Brief for Marliee Patricia Garner" (2018). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 741.