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Unformatted text preview: on their emotions and the choices they make during this time. The environment adolescents are in also greatly affects whether or not they will commit a crime. For instance, Jos was involved in gang related violence but once he was removed from that setting he was able to turn himself around. I think that for a lot of adolescent offenders, many of them need a new, improved environment as well as therapy to help them get their life on track, like Jos. So, I believe that adolescents can be tried either as adults or juveniles it all depends on the circumstances surrounding the crime and whether or not it can be proven that the offender and their crime does or does not fit the evaluation criteria....
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