Right From Wrong By Carey Gelester Analysis

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The article by Carey Gelenter entitled “Right From Wrong- At What Age Do Children Develop A Moral Sense, and Understand What it Means to Commit a Crime?” discusses a child’s understanding of morals and whether children understand the severity of their actions or crimes. The article lists quotes and research from many child psychiatrists backing up the conclusion that there is no designated time when a child understands what their actions truly mean, but there are ages where it is expected. The article lists examples where children have committed murder and other heinous crimes and discussed whether the severity of the crimes called for the child to tried as an adult would. The article provides insight from many outside sources to explain how
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