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, José 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 José. 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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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSY 306 taught by Professor Jasnajavanovic during the Winter '10 term at Cal Poly.
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