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    1. When do you think it is justifiable to sentence a juvenile as an adult? Explain your answer.
    When we look at our graph, we are looking at our variables. There is an x and y variable (axis) on the graphs. Class - what does each one of these represent?

    Some people feel that graphs are misleading. You can make data favor your research in some ways (size of your graph for example). Any thoughts?

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    When do you think it is justifiable to sentence a juvenile as an adult?

    Nothing magically occurs on one's 18th birthday. Calling a 17 year old a child and an 18 year old an adult is misleading and arbitrary. In the 2004 study by Redding et al, there is a strong sense that a) those under 18 know little about the law, and b) that those under 18 are very much dissuaded from criminal activity by knowledge of the law. Studying juveniles treated as adults in Georgia, he found the following facts from his sample: very few juveniles thought they could be tried as adults. Nearly all of them had ignorance of that fact. Yet, 75% said that, had I known that, I would not have committed the crime. About half said it was fair to try some juveniles as adults for serious violent crimes, though very few thought their particular trial was fair. Interestingly, about 54% said that ...

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    The sentencing for a juveniles as an adult is examined. The variables are examined in the graph is determined.