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Juvenile or Adult Court If a twelve-year-old child murdered a person what should be hisher punishment If a thirty-year-old adult murdered a person what should be hisher punishment Should there be a difference in punishment Should one be more strict then the other Should one be more lenient then the other These are all questions that most people have thought about With all the youth crime talk in the media these questions have been asked many times and we always get the same outcome DEBATE One side of the story is that of the juvenile correction system This system is about a hundred years old and has been revised before This system has a positive outlook on what youths in trouble can become They believe that one can be rehabilitated and taught differently They believe that pre-adolescent children do not know the difference between reality and fantasy They believe that they do no know the difference between right and wrong The juvenile system was started in England after they opposed to the killing of young convicted felons The English invented a juvenile correction system that would re-teach values and morals to the young rehabilitate them and give them a second chance at a happy life They also set up a separate court system from that of adults In this system there was to be no sort of media no jury of peers and no lawyers there would only be a judge and the accused party The judge would listen to the accused and decide for himherself the correct punishment This punishment could include lock up in a juvenile correction facility probation foster care and community service or any combination of In this system the young adult could only be kept until the age of twenty-one At this age the young adult would be released and heshe would be able to start a new life This system was started because the citizens of England thought
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