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EroScythe
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cakerman
Pro (for)

Should Juveniles be tried as adults?

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Started: 5/3/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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EroScythe

Con

Instead of being sent and tried as adults, juveniles should have another opportunity and try to get rehabilitation because there are many programs around the United States that specialize are are successful in those areas.
cakerman

Pro

I believe that juveniles, in certain circumstances should be tried as adults. I believe that if a minor commits a felonious or violent crime (s)he should be tried the same as an adult who performed the same crime. I too believe that troubled youth should be allowed the opportunity to rehabilitate after their crimes, but I also believe the same principle should apply to adults as well. Instead of focusing on rehabilitating the youth rather than giving them a hefty jail sentence we should be focusing on rehabilitation of all inmates, young and old alike, who are willing to participate.
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