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Penal Proportionality for the Young Offender: Notes on Immaturity, Capacity, and Diminished Responsibility

Franklin E. Zimring

in American Juvenile Justice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195181166
eISBN:
9780199943302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181166.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter considers one set of subjective personal factors that influence the extent to which adolescent defendants deserve punishment for particular blameworthy acts. It argues that even when a ... More


Someone to Love: Teenage Girls, Queer Desire, and Contested Meanings of Immaturity in the 1950s

Amanda H. Littauer

in Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter analyzes the prevalence of homosexuality in the 1950s and how this was considered to be a sign of immaturity. Psychologists claimed lesbians were psychologically immature, frozen in a ... More


Did Aristotle and Kant Produce Moral “Theories”?

Robert B. Louden

in Morality and Moral Theory: A Reappraisal and Reaffirmation

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195072921
eISBN:
9780199852925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072921.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses some of Aristotle and Kant's remarks about the nature of their own work in ethics in an attempt to show that their conceptions of moral theory differ strongly from the idea of ... More


Truths and Delusions: The Cold War in Les Mandarins

William Cloonan

in Frères Ennemis: The French in American Literature, Americans in French Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941329
eISBN:
9781789629101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941329.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This novel chronicles French intellectuals’ initial elation at the end of the Occupation and then their rapid disillusionment at the lack of meaningful change after the war. It also addresses their ... More


Teen Spirit: How Adolescence Transformed the Adult World

Paul Howe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501749827
eISBN:
9781501749841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749827.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book offers a novel and provocative perspective on how we came to be living in an age of political immaturity and social turmoil. The book argues it's because a teenage mentality has slowly ... More


Spatial and temporal properties of infant colour vision

David C. Burr, M. Concetta Morrone, and Adriana Fiorentini

in Infant Vision

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523161
eISBN:
9780191724558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523161.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Information processing for colour vision starts in the retinal photoreceptors and proceeds through the inner retina, the lateral geniculate nucleus, and visual cortex. At the photoreceptor level, the ... More


Feminist Riposte

Susanne Schmidt

in Midlife Crisis: The Feminist Origins of a Chauvinist Cliché

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226686851
eISBN:
9780226686998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226686998.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Backlash did not effect a setback. Feminist concepts of the life course continued to exist, and in the 1980s, the midlife crisis was contested by Carol Gilligan and other feminist psychologists and ... More


The computer game as fictional form

Barry Atkins

in More than a Game: The Computer Game as Fictional Form

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063640
eISBN:
9781781700235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063640.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The formal characteristics of the computer game as an independent form need examination if it is to be treated with the seriousness, as a massively popular form of cultural expression, that it ... More


Principles of Adjudication: Doctrines of Excuse

Paul H. Robinson

in Intuitions of Justice and the Utility of Desert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199917723
eISBN:
9780199332854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917723.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter reviews studies on community views on disability excuses, namely insanity, immaturity and involuntary intoxication, and duress and entrapment defenses. The disability caused by mental ... More


What Is Age and Where Does It Come From?: A Theoretical Analysis of Age and Language Socialization

Elise Berman

in Talking Like Children: Language and the Production of Age in the Marshall Islands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190876975
eISBN:
9780190877019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876975.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter reviews the research on age and the life course. It argues that age differences are cultural and produced through interaction. The chapter defines “age” and “immaturity” and then ... More


How (Not) to Do Things with Brain Images

Joseph Dumit

in Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262525381
eISBN:
9780262319157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525381.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The chapter examines the role of brain images and neuroscience arguments in a 2005 US Supreme Court case, Roper v. Simmons. The Court deliberated over whether the death penalty should be prohibited ... More


Evolutionary Skepticism

J. L. Schellenberg

in Evolutionary Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673766
eISBN:
9780191757129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673766.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science

The skepticism defended by Colin McGinn, which might be called evolutionary, is greatly deepened when we take account of our place in time and epistemic possibilities concerning the future, exposed ... More


The New Pessimism

J. L. Schellenberg

in Evolutionary Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673766
eISBN:
9780191757129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673766.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science

Among the beliefs impugned by evolutionary skepticism are religious belief and irreligious belief. This is the ‘new pessimism’ about religion, here contrasted with an older pessimism associated with ... More


Old Souls: Pagan Childhood

Pagan Childhood

in Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769744
eISBN:
9780814744987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769744.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter looks at Pagan childhood as an idealized realm that is constructed, maintained, and sometimes exploited by Pagan adults. Pagans' appreciation for childhood as a protected temporal and ... More


Play and the Physical Environment

Thomas S. Henricks

in Play and the Human Condition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039072
eISBN:
9780252097058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039072.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter examines the intersection between human capability and the physical environment, and more specifically between active play and material forms. It begins by discussing the evolution of ... More


Miscellany in Eliot and Auden

Beci Carver

in Granular Modernism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198709923
eISBN:
9780191780196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709923.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

When Auden compares a man’s face to an ‘embryo chicken’ in ‘It was Easter ...’ (1929), and when Eliot gives his otherwise quintessentially modern typist a set of cumbersome Victorian ‘combinations’ ... More


“May I Never Be a Man”: Immaturity in Melville’s America

Sari Edelstein

in Adulthood and Other Fictions: American Literature and the Unmaking of Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198831884
eISBN:
9780191869716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831884.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The first chapter reads Herman Melville’s semi-autobiographical novel Redburn: His First Voyage (1849) as an anti-coming-of-age novel that exposes maturity as profoundly ideological, tied to ... More


Socializing Age Differences

Elise Berman

in Talking Like Children: Language and the Production of Age in the Marshall Islands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190876975
eISBN:
9780190877019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876975.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyzes how interactions socialize people into age-specific linguistic practices, social behaviors, and subjective reactions. The chapter follows the story of Jackie. Too ashamed to run ... More


Immaturity and Reduced Culpability

Gideon Yaffe

in The Age of Culpability: Children and the Nature of Criminal Responsibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198803324
eISBN:
9780191841514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803324.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers the proposal that children are to be treated more leniently than adults because those below the age of 18 are likely to be reduced in culpability, thanks to their immaturity. ... More


Etiology and Assessment

James C. Harris

in Intellectual Disability: Understanding Its Development, Causes, Classification, Evaluation, and Treatment

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195178852
eISBN:
9780197562284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195178852.003.0008
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Intellectual disability is a general term that describes intellectual capacity and adaptive functioning. There are many causes and many co-occurring conditions. To appreciate and respect the ... More


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