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Should Juveniles be Tried as Adults?

The argument between society and the judicial system to as whether or not juveniles should be tried as an adult has and will be always be a continuous venue for debate. The mind-state, circumstances, and type of crime committed by the juvenile will often dictate whether or not he or she is tried as an adult.

1. Discuss what dictates when a juvenile should be tried in an adult court. Additionally, discuss whether or not you personally feel that juveniles should be tried as adults and provide supporting evidence for my opinion.

2. Discuss options when dealing with serious juvenile crime and possible things that can be done that our judicial system isn't doing now.

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1. The argument between society and the judicial system to as whether or not juveniles should be tried as an adult has and will be always be a continuous venue for debate. The mind-state, circumstances, and type of crime committed by the juvenile will often dictate whether or not he or she is tried as an adult. Below I'll discuss whether or not I feel that juveniles should be tried as adults and provide supporting evidence for my opinion, as well as options when dealing with serious juvenile crime and possible things that can be done that our judicial isn't doing now.

How juveniles are handled in the judicial system often depends on the state in which the crime was committed. According to the American Bar Association (2010), if the prosecution charges an older juveniles with a particularly serious or violent offense (rape, murder, or armed robbery), the district or prosecuting attorney may request that an adult court try the juvenile as an adult. Often, many states don't ...

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How juveniles are handled in the judicial system often depends on the state in which the crime was committed. In this 569 word solution, references are provided and opinion is given discussing juvenile crime.

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