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In some cases juveniles should be tried as adults: Are juveniles mature enough to see the outcome of their actions?

  • Juveniles are mature enough.

    In my opinion, I do think juveniles are mature enough because some teenagers actually do know what their doing. If they decide to do something bad, then its on them because they know the consequences. Once we all hit the age 12 or 13 we know how life is we know what some consequences would be. No one else is taking over our actions or decisions.

  • Yes, some juveniles are mature enough.

    It is certainly true that many "juveniles" lack the maturity to consider the consequences of their a actions, but on the other hand there are many that can and do. On the other hand, there are many "adults" that lack this ability, and yet we have no problem charging them to the full extent of the law. On one side we say that immaturity is no excuse but on the side we say that it is. Between the two we set an arbitrary dividing line of eighteen. We can not expect everyone to fit into the same mold, as such, this arbitrary line should have a little give in either direction.

  • Teenagers Should Be

    Teenagers should be mature enough to see their actions have consequences. Depending upon how heinous their crimes are, teens should be tried as adults for felonies. By the age of 13 or 14, teens should be well versed in sex education and the criminal justice system regarding drugs, guns and stealing.

  • Yes, juveniles are mature enough to see the outcome of their actions.

    It is sad that we even have to consider this, but I believe juveniles are mature enough to see the outcome of their actions and need to be held accountable. If this means that they will be tried as adults in some cases, then so be it. If a juvenile is mature enough to consider a crime, plan for it, and carry it out, then he or she should be considered mature enough to pay for that crime as an adult.

  • Juveniles are Mature Enough

    I agree that juveniles are mature enough to see the outcomes of their actions. It all depends on what crime they committed and how much involvement or planning that went into the crime. If they clearly thought about what they were going to do, it shows that they are mature enough and should be tried as adults.

  • Yes juveniles should be tried as adults

    Yes, in my opinion, I do think that juveniles should be tried as adults if their actions are so bad that it causes harm. Once a child get to around 12, they should know what is right and what is wrong and be mature enough to see the outcome or pay the consequences for their actions.

  • Juveniles are mature enough.

    In my opinion, I do think juveniles are mature enough because some teenagers actually do know what their doing. If they decide to do something bad, then its on them because they know the consequences. Once we all hit the age 12 or 13 we know how life is we know what some consequences would be. No one else is taking over our actions or decisions.

  • That's why they're called juveniles

    There's a reason that there's a legal definition of a juvenile and why it is separated from an adult. Juveniles are not mentally capable of processing the consequences of their actions, even older teenagers, because their brains are not fully developed. They need rehabilitation even more than adult criminals, because they still might have time to learn these consequences and live a full life.

  • Trying Juveniles as adults leads to kids in prison with men.

    Hardened criminals stare out from their cell as an impressionable teenager is brought over from the juvenile facility on his 18th birthday. He is now facing a real adult punishment for a crime committed by an impressionable kid trying to emulate some form of role model. His actions were influenced not by conscience, but by music, television, and a society that trained him to be that way. What is not trained is that the consequences of such actions are very real. Once a celebrity goes to prison, little else is heard about them until their release. Understanding the difficulties of prison or the implications of your actions cannot be fully understood by a child. A prison sentence is not the answer. Retraining is required.

  • Some are, some aren't.

    I don't think juveniles should ever be charged as adults. There isn't any reason to have a line separating childhood from adulthood if we're just going to disregard it randomly. Either someone is legally a child or they aren't- period. A child doesn't turn into an adult the second they commit a crime. Charging all juveniles as such is the only reasonable way to go about things.

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