Laura (madlawstudent) wrote in criminal_law,

Treating Juveniles as Adults

I'm considering a research paper on juvenile punishment. I'm particularly concerned about charging and sentencing juveniles as adults.

Personally, I don't feel that children belong in the adult prison population. In fact, I think that the juvenile justice system could be utilized in a much more productive way. Afterall, most adult prisoners were once in the juvenile justice system.

Anyway, I want to see what other people's thoughts are on this.

How do you feel about the issue? At what age is it okay for someone to be in the adult prison population? Is it okay to charge juveniles as adults?
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