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Read Chapters 8, 9 and 10 of the textbook by Santrock.
Consider the importance of attachment in one’s development.
Consider the challenges of juvenile delinquency, depression, and suicide for adolescents.
Write 2-3 pages addressing the following points.
Define each of the above in your own words and list causes for juvenile delinquency and depression.
If an adolescent who is between the ages of 13-16 has committed a serious crime such as rape or murder, should (s)he be tried as an adult – if so, what would be the minimum age and why? If not, why not?
Be sure to incorporate what you learned about moral reasoning and development from Chapter 8 and cognitive development in adolescence in Chapter 9.
Based on what you have read regarding the challenges of adolescence, are you surprised that suicide is the third leading cause of death in 10-19 year olds? Why or why not?