Arrests of Young Adults in Illinois, CY2013
Published Dec 15, 2015, Juvenile Justice Initiative
Research shows that the adolescent brain does not fully develop until age 25, yet people are criminalized as adults after age 16 or 17. In order to explore young adults in conflict with the law, JJI looked at the arrests of people ages 18-21 in Illinois in CY 2013. Findings include that the arrests of young adults has been decreasing in the past 5 years and that over 60^ of all young adult arrests were for misdemeanors.