Teens charged as adults

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The Act goes into force April 1, Debate for January Why shouldn't 16 and 17 year olds be treated the same as adults? Since 18 and 17 years old are treated the differently in every thing else why should they be tried as adults.

Even 14-Year-Olds Who Kill Are Not Adults

Punished: Louisville Teens Charged As Adults Are Almost Always Black

Tessa Majors, an year-old Barnard College freshman with green hair, loved music , especially punk rock, and singing with her band. On Dec. The three teenagers charged in Ms. The two year-olds, Rashaun Weaver and Luchiano Lewis, have been charged with second-degree murder as adults. Prosecutors say Rashaun stabbed Ms. Majors as Luchiano restrained her.

Trial as an adult

Decorrius Wright, 17, and Diamond Lewis, 16, will have their felony charges, which include criminal homicide, transferred to adult court in Davidson County, news outlets reported. The two teens, along with three young girls, who at the time were ages 12, 14 and 15, were charged with criminal homicide in the February death of Kyle Yorlets, Wright was 16 at the time of the killing and Lewis was
Trial as an adult is a situation in which a juvenile offender is tried as if they were an adult. Where specific protections exist for juvenile offenders such as suppression of an offender's name or picture or a closed courtroom where the proceedings are not made public , these protections may be waived. These courts also arose from a growing belief that instead of being "miniature adults", children and adolescents possess moral and cognitive capabilities that are not quite fully developed. After a dramatic increase in violent juvenile offenses in the 's and s, [3] a greater number of juveniles were transferred from juvenile court to criminal court for their crimes. This process is controversial, due to concerns about the difference between the cognitive and moral capabilities of juveniles vs.