John Lash on Trying Children as Adults

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

August 31, 2011


There are numerous issues surrounding trying juveniles as adults – particularly in cases where the possibility of life without parole exists. Some argue that juveniles are less responsible for their actions, that they are in essence miniature adults who deserve what they get. They would have us believe that juveniles are in fact beyond redemption, and that they can predict which children will not change.
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