Therefore, extensive analysis is currently being pointed out to open our minds to maintain fair jurisdiction. With the final verdict, lives for that matter, being held in the hands of citizens who might be called upon jury duty, it’s their responsibility to carry as much information possible in the case they’re given. As much animosity we may feel towards juvenile criminals- especially murderers- I believe, based on research and statistics that juveniles should never be tried as adults.
Every year a crime is committed, a court room is filled, and nearly 200,000 juveniles enter the adult criminal-justice system. The majority of these crimes are non-violent, which really makes us wonder how these kids ended up in an adult prison, what happens behind the cold concrete walls, and where they go once they’re out. Writer of the Sacramento Bee article, “Kids are Kids- Until They Commit Crimes”(2001), Marjie Lundstrom, makes the assertion that because of the “youth violence scare of the 1980s” and the power given to prosecutors to charge juveniles as adults, juvenile arrest rates significantly dropped. Although