Adolescent Negligence, 'Obvious Risk' and Recent Developments in Neuroscience

Torts Law Journal, Volume 21, Number 3 (2014)

27 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2014

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David Thorpe

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law

Date Written: January 1, 2014

Abstract

Recent neuroscience research reveals that the human brain undergoes structural changes at the onset of puberty which predispose adolescents to physical risk-taking that in certain circumstances is difficult, if not impossible, to control. The implications of this research in respect to negligence under state civil liability legislation are considered in this article.

Suggested Citation

Thorpe, David, Adolescent Negligence, 'Obvious Risk' and Recent Developments in Neuroscience (January 1, 2014). Torts Law Journal, Volume 21, Number 3 (2014), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2516072

David Thorpe (Contact Author)

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney
Australia

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