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Trying Juveniles as Adults and Placing them into Adult Institutions Juveniles being tried as adults who is to blame In todays society it is not who or whom it is what Juvenile offenders are now facing a double-edged sword Not only can they be tried in a Juvenile court for a crime committed They are now being charged as adults Charging a juvenile as an adult has stirred up many different views When should we say enough is enough Violent crimes committed by juveniles have become a growing epidemic The children of today are subjected to violence in popular songs television shows and even computer games Parents having guns accessible to children and the society the child lives in all play a part in the destruction of our youth Juvenile offenders are now facing tougher punishment for their actions Juvenile crime is stated as an act committed by a minor that would be considered a crime committed by an adult such as vandalism burglary assault or murder Silverstein 11 Juveniles are committing these crimes against families classmates and strangers In many states a juvenile is any one under the age of eighteen Young offenders commit these crimes because they feel neglected that no one cares and this is a way to get attention However professionals say that juvenile offenders commit these crimes due to being abused or even ignored as a child Valentine Telling a parent to not ignore punish or leave your child home alone or your child could grow to become a criminal seems severe Why dont we just tell them how to raise their children We as a society can not place the blame on a parent the juveniles are the ones at fault Juvenile crime is dated as far back as the 1600s Where in the Massachusetts colony a teenager over sixteen years of age who had cursed at or hit his parents could receive the
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