It's not yet too late [for juvenile delinquents]. There's still time to nudge them, if we think about nudging them rather than just punishing them.

David R. Dow

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“Lessons from Death Row Inmates.” TEDxAustin. Feb. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Lessons from Death Row Inmates." TEDxAustin. Feb. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from death penalty lawyer David Dow's 2012 TED Talk on how to reduce death penalty cases: by preventing murders in the first place. The quote means that crime can be reduced and young lives can be redirected if we can influence underage criminal offenders to change -- in a non-punitive way -- before it's too late and they become entrenched in the criminal justice system for life. Watch the full TED Talk here: David R. Dow - Lessons from Death Row Inmates