Should juveniles be tried as adults? Does it depend on the crime committed?

timer Asked: Mar 28th, 2013

Question Description

read the articles below. then, in a 3-4 page paper, answer the following questions:

brink, d. o. (2004). immaturity, normative competence, and juvenile transfer: how (not) to punish minors for major crimes. texas law review. austin 82(6), 1555. retrieved from proquest.

shepherd, jr., r.e. (2008). evidence mounts on wisdom of trying juveniles as adults. criminal justice, 22(4), 42. retrieved from ebsco.

should juveniles be tried as adults? does it depend on the crime committed? if so, what should be the determining factor(s) in deciding to transfer juveniles to adult courts?

ensure that on the title page of your paper you both repeat the assignment in bold above in full and


assignment expectations:

write a well-written paper discussing the juvenile criminal justice system; support your position and cite your sources appropriately.

with at least 3 different sources of information.

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