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Dean Search Professor Van Horne Crime and Punishment 2 December 2010 Should Juveniles be tried as Adults? For a while now juveniles have not been tried as adults and have not had to go through the adult criminal courts. Instead they go through juvenile court where they consider their age, lack of competency and maturity. The juvenile system focuses on rehabilitation and guidance while still punishing the criminal. I believe that juveniles should be tried as adults, depending on their age. I think anyone fifteen and older should be tried as adults because they are old enough to decipher between right and wrong. The problem with not trying them as adults is that it does not make them take responsibilities for their actions. They deem their actions to be acceptable because they did not suffer a sentence that they would have if they were tried in the adult criminal justice system. Essentially they believe they can get away with their actions to a degree because they only have to go to rehabilitation and not actual prison. From the time I was little, I was brought up knowing what was wrong and what
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Chapman during the Spring '11 term at Arcadia University.

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