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17-Year-Olds Should Be Tried in Juvenile Courts

Tina Freiburger | Posted 09.24.2016 | Crime
Tina Freiburger

But when a 17-year-old commits a crime, is he or she considered a juvenile or an adult? The answer to that depends on the state in which the crime was committed. Increasingly, individual states are enacting laws that recognize 17-year-olds as juveniles, reversing laws that suggested they are adults.

Building Upon the Example of California

Preston Shipp | Posted 12.23.2012 | San Francisco
Preston Shipp

We as a society must leave room for people, particularly juveniles, to change for the better. Whereas I once viewed people who break the law as worthy of nothing but condemnation and punishment, my outlook has changed.