Juvenile crime

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Should Juveniles be Tried as Adults? Violent crimes are committed in the United States everyday. Almost one-half of them are committed by teenagers ages 13 through 17 ("End of Line" 484). After the crimes have been committed and the lives of these children have been radically changed, society often demands that those who commit violent crimes be tried as adults, rather than as adolescents. Juveniles should be given light sentences and a second chance to return to the …

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…but for the extent of the crime committed. The future must also be protected, not put in jail. The problem can no longer be ignored; it must be helped. Rehabilitation has proven to be successful, and until these crimes can be completely prevented, rehabilitation is a successful solution rather than locking kids away. Now more than ever juveniles should remain juveniles in the eyes of the law; they should be helped and encouraged, not destroyed.