Prof. Yamashiro discusses on KPCC-FM advances in study of juvenile brain development in understanding youth criminal intent

Clinical Professor Cyn Yamashiro, Kaplan & Feldman Executive Director of Loyola's Center for Juvenile Law & Policy, discussed on KPCC-FM juvenile brain development in relation to the case of a 10-year-old boy charged in the shooting death of his father.

“Within the last 15 years there’s been a lot of advances in the medical, psychological, psychiatric communities’ ability... to understand how brains develop at a young age and how the brain development itself affects one’s ability to make rational decisions that criminal law in particular is premised upon," said Cyn Yamashiro, executive director of the Loyola Law School’s Center for Juvenile Law and Policy