Why Do Juveniles Be Tried As Adults

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Juveniles being tried as adults, is it fair or just. Everyone has their own opinions of these juvenile offenders on whether or not they should be tried as adults. Yet, people tend to forget that these juveniles are not adults. Although they should be held accountable for the crime that they committed, isn 't that what the juvenile justice system is for, juveniles that commit crimes? The juvenile justice system is set up for their particular needs versus criminal justice system is set up based on the needs of adults. Not the other way around. When trying juveniles as adults, we will lose hope for rehabilitation in the future and upon release, they are at a higher chance of committing crimes.
Brain development in teenagers is still developing. The concept of plasticity is an optimal development window that all teenagers experience. This developmental period shows a sharp increase in morbidity and mortality related to a wide range of types of behavioral and emotional problems (Dhal. 2004 p. 7). When children become adolescents, their bodies and brains go through an immense change, not just
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It is a system that is set up specifically designed to punish juveniles for their criminal behavior. The law (unless they are tried as an adult) requires the juvenile justice system to follow strict guidelines in which protects the juvenile from harsh prison time, juvenile detention centers, their records are private since they are juveniles, and the right to waive their right to an attorney. According to a victimization data (2011) indicate that within any given crime category, crimes committed by juveniles tend to be less serious than those committed by adults (Petersilla and Wilson p96). Only a few states send adolescents that commit crimes at the age of 16 to criminal courts to be tried as adults and about 10 states it is legal to try them as adults at 17. So it is becoming common that "children" are doing adult time for their

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