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Reasons For and Against Juveniles Being Tried as Adults

Based on the nature of the crime and the age of the actor some juveniles may be tried as adults. Do you feel juveniles should be tried as adults? Why or Why not?

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Juveniles Tried as Adults

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Based on the nature of the crime and the age of the actor, some juveniles may be tried as adults. Do you feel juveniles should be tried as adults? Why or Why not?

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The debate of whether or not juveniles should be tried as adults can be argued either way, depending on one's personal perspective. Outlined below are the main arguments in favor of and against trying juveniles as adults. Depending on which side resonates more, you can take that side and expand on the points associated with it. For many people, though, the answer to the question of whether or not juveniles should be tried as adults depends on the juvenile and the crime committed. In other words, in some cases justice might best be served to try a juvenile as an adult while in other cases it would be inappropriate. To successfully make the case that "it depends," I recommend providing at least one example of a situation in ...

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This library solution provides an overview of the main reasons for and against juveniles being tried as adults after committing a crime.

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