Should Juveniles Be Tried as Adults?

1017 Words Jan 28th, 2018 4 Pages
Serious crimes committed by juveniles have stayed pretty much the same in the last twenty years, but that is not to say people have not concluded differently. A thanks to laws passed in the ninety’s and more specifically between ninety two and ninety seven, It is easier to try juveniles as adults in the court system. There are multiple pros and cons to juveniles being tried as adult. These arguments range from a crime is a crime to they are not mentally developed enough to understand completely. These are just a couple of the things to consider when asking if a juvenile should be tried as an adult.
Every person in life has their own opinion and juvenile crimes are not an exemption to that. Those that are against in make their case known. Statistics show a child between the age of 9 to 10 cannot fully understand the consequences of committing a crime and are therefore cannot be tried as an adult who is fully developed as a person. Children process information differently than adults. For example, when an adult sees a piece of candy on the ground they try not to step on it, but when a kid sees candy on the ground their first thought is “oh candy’. Infections, germs, diseases, and viruses are all possible from that candy, but a child does not take the consequences into the equation. They want what they want. The question of should juveniles be tried as adults says they against it because they can not see long term. The…
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