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    Children Should Be Tried As Adults You walk into a court room, and the person clearly committed the crime they are being prosecuted for. This person is normal, they can think straight, they know what they did was wrong. But all they get is a slap on the wrist and are set free. A child/teenager who commits a crime is guilty. It is as simple as that, you should be punished for whatever you did no matter how old you are. Juvenile criminals must, and should be tried as adults. There are many reasons

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    Should Children be Tried as Adults? | Rick Penor 5/12/2010 | Juvenile Justice: Should children be tried as adults? Are youth capable of fully understanding the consequences that their actions may cause or are they mentally incapable of processing that information? Juveniles commit crimes just like adults. Sometimes the crimes they commit are heinous, but does that mean they are no longer a child? I believe there may be special cases when a youth should be tried as an adult, but in most

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    juvenile justice system is very similar to that of an adult justice system. Young criminals go through the same process an adult criminal would go through, including: arrest, detainment, petitions, hearings, probation and reentry. Many states have different standards as to when a person is considered to be an adult, bringing lots of controversy. As fourteen states do not even have a minimum age a child could be tried as an adult. Why is it that children are not capable of understanding life until the

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    “Some children commit heinous crimes should any child be tried as an adult? Well in my opinion yes children should be tried as an adult, because children should know how to stop acting up they should have punishments not so harsh as an adult, because then that would be a little too harsh on some children. They should at least have a day or two in juvenile so they could understand what they did was wrong and not smart for them to do. Too much crimes might just be enough for them to stay in juvenile

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    for American children to know that though they can be innocent, they are treated as adults when they turn thirteen in some states. Although children have to learn the difference between what is right and wrong in their first years of life, most of them do not have enough experience to show that they are capable of living within society independently. Nonetheless, when they commit a serious crime-accidentally or purposely, the state mandate allows the judicatures to try them as an adult. There is a

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    Over the years the question on whether trying children as adults has come across many people’s minds on whether it is good, bad, and will it change anything. Many say that trying children is good and that they should be tried as adults. Many say that trying children is good and that they should be tried as adults because of their wrongdoings. Most children should know when something is right or wrong and know when they are committing a crime. If a child knows that something is wrong, a child should

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    whether a teen should be convicted as an adult or a child after committing a crime. Depends on how bad the crime is reflects whether a teen should be tried as an adult or not. Many people believe that criminals under 18 should not be tried as adults because they are kids, but when is a kid still a kid? By law people under 18 are still kids but they can make the same decisions as if they were adults. Teens who commit violent crimes should be sentenced as adults because they are old enough to comprehend

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    do children lose their innocence? It’s a question that has been pondered by many throughout the years. Especially, by criminal psychologists when it comes to whether to try a child as an adult or as a minor. Obviously, this is an argument that involves two sides. The two articles presented had very different views as to whether or not children should be tried as adults or not. The article written by J. Steven Smith “Adult prisons: no place for kids” addresses how children should not be tried as

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    killed by children. America is listed as a leading nation of assaults and murders (prothrow-Stith). Young criminals strike all age groups. Statistics show that 55 percent of crimes are against someone of adolescent age and are committed by children in the same age group (Sexton). A concealed gun or knife has become a common accessory such as a pocket comb. Many young people are killed for a jacket, a pair of sneakers, a misinterpreted glance, or an iPod. Researchers state that children exhibit innocence

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    juveniles. One side wants children to be never be tried as as adults (no matter the crime). The otherside wants to allow for courts to charge children as adults; with a reasonable excuse to (like murder). Kids who intentionally commit murder, rape, or other major offenses must be tried as an adult and be charged with life without the possibility of parole. It is only fair for the safety and peace of our citizens, to try child offenders who committed a serious crime as adults. With the spike of adolescents

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