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Crimes dismissed due to juvenile delinquency
The nation's juvenile courts disposed of more than 1.7 million delinquency cases in 1997. ("Delinquency" offenses are those committed by a juvenile which would be crimes if committed by an adult). Two thousand of those were for criminal homicide, 6,500 for forcible rape, and 67,900 for aggravated assault. More than 180,000 were for drug related offenses.
Easier to try juveniles in adult courts
Nationwide, it is becoming easier to try juveniles in adult criminal court. Between 1992 and 1997, 44 states and the District of Columbia passed laws making it facilitating the transfer of juveniles to the adult system..
Youngest age to be tried as an adult
Two states -Vermont and Kansas--provide statutory provisions for trying children as young as 10 years old in adult criminal court.[12]
Does the juvenile system work
The juvenile system does work: a 1996 Florida study found that youth transferred to adult prisons had approximately a 30% higher recidivism rate than youth who stayed in the juvenile system
We need to change and set an age limit
Only 6 countries known to have executed juvenile offenders in the last 15 years: the United States, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Nigeria
What I BELEIVE
i beleive you should be held in jail until you are 16 years and then be tried in adult.