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What are the arguments for and the arguments against prosecuting juveniles as adults when they commit serious offenses?

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Rudy,

In the simplest of terms the arguments against prosecuting juveniles as adults when they commit serious offenses is to preserve their status as juveniles so that they may still be able to turn their lives around and become productive members of adult society.  The arguments for prosecuting juveniles as adults when they commit serious offenses are based on the fact (of several) that the crime was of an adult nature and that the juvenile most likely cannot be rehabilitated with the juvenile system of justice alone.  In short, they acted like an adult and must be treated within the system as an adult.  

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