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August 2014 Archives

Brain development could play role in juvenile crimes

There are many ways in which children are not like adults. Aside from the visually obvious differences such as size and weight, there are unseen differences as well.  Their brain development significantly lags than of an adult. In fact certain parts of the brain, like the frontal lobes, are not considered to be fully developed until around the age of 25. That particular part of the brain has to do with controlling impulses, making decisions and executive function.

There may be more than meets the eye to impaired driving stats

New statistics appear to show that in recent years, there have been fewer crashes and roadway deaths in Virginia attributable to drunk driving. Many law enforcement officials have hailed the numbers as a sure sign that harsher DUI laws have been very effective in Virginia. But is that the case?