Teens Should Be Tried As Adults

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In today's day in age, kids are growing up much faster than previous generations, or at least that is what it seems. There are so many methods of education besides your typical school system. The internet is one example of how kids learn different things and become educated on a miriad of different topics, ideas, beliefs etc. But regardless of this notion that kids are growing up faster, I don't think they should be treated like adults, or at least not entirely. If a thirteen year old kid decides to go out with his friends and steal a car its a little different than a fifty year old man going out and stealing a car. Yes, neither one of them should have done it, but the kid is young and can learn from his mistake where as the older man knows what the consequences are and should respect the law; it's a little late for a middle aged man to be learning his lesson. Not to say that the young kid shouldn't know it's against the law, but perhaps…show more content…
A person can learn alot between the ages of 16 and 18, and could possibly be the difference between commiting a crime and not. Above I said that juveniles should be treated differently than adults but I think that only holds true until you start talking about 16, 17, and 18 year olds. By the time you are 16 years old you are a sophomore in high school, and although you certainly don't know everything about everything, you should know the difference between right and wrong. Despite this belief, I think car theft is much different than murder. Lets face it, kids make mistakes and I think the age for adult prosecution should hinder on the severity of the crime. Any age should understand murder isn't ok. So ultimately, I think it depends on the age. If a 16 year old robs a candy store than he should be given a second chance and be treated as a juvenile. If a 16 years old commits first degree murder than they should certainly be treated as an
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