What are the arguments in favor of trying and punishing juveniles as adults?
first paragraph – Juvenile court judges have always had authority to “waive jurisdiction” over serious juvenile offenders. If a juvenile judge waives
jurisdiction, the juvenile offender is transferred to criminal court to be tried as an adult. Beginning in the 1970s, many states made it easier and, in
some cases, mandatory for juvenile court judges to transfer juvenile offenders to criminal court. What are the arguments in favor of trying and
punishing juveniles as adults? What arguments do opponents make? Where do you stand on the issue and why? Here is an article to help you make your