From The Center Square :
Nina Bala, associate director of criminal justice and civil liberties at The R Street Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public research organization, previously told The Center Square that childhood mistakes don’t necessarily define future potential.
“They can’t join the army, buy a lottery ticket, so they are adults only for this purpose, which is pretty strange,” Bala said, adding that the Supreme Court has ruled  that children should be treated differently than adults.
- “The Center Square”: https://www.thecentersquare.com/michigan/gov-whitmer-signs-raise-the-age-bill-into-law/article_625e7f56-fcb8-11e9-b6da-fb8df7f200c4.html
- “sexual abuse”: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/226680.pdf
- “higher recidivism rates”: https://www.rstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/136-1.pdf
- “ruled”: https://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/nkenlr41&div=14&id=&page=