Sep 18, 2018 · Youths charged as adults with violent crimes including capital murder, murder and armed robbery are now housed at the Henley-Young Juvenile Author: Jimmie E. Gates. 10 Pros and Cons of Juveniles Being Tried As Adults The frequency of young kids committing horrendous crimes has been on a steady rise for the past couple of decades. This has brought up a very controversial topic that people seem to be very passionate about, trying juvenile’s as adults.Author: Flow Psychology Editor.
Bishop and her colleagues found that although juveniles tried as adults were more likely to be incarcerated, and incarcerated for longer than those who remained in the juvenile system, they also had a higher recidivism rate. Within two years, they were more likely to reoffend, to reoffend earlier, to commit more subsequent offenses. A 2003 study found youths charged as adults in Pennsylvania were twice as likely than similar youths sent through the juvenile system to be rearrested within 18 months.Author: Joshua Vaughn The Sentinel.
Nov 10, 2009 · Group Teen Violence Shocks as Minors Charged With Rape, Murder, Assault. Three of the five Florida teenagers accused of setting 15-year-old Michael Brewer on fire over a $40 video game debt will be tried as adults, prosecutors decided Monday.Author: SARAH NETTER. On any given day, around 10,000 juveniles are housed in adult jails and prisons – 7,500 in jails and 2,700 in prisons, respectively. Of the juveniles held in adult jails, most of them are awaiting trial, as 39 states permit or require that youth charged as adults be held in an adult jail before they are tried.
In 1997, 22 states had provisions for transferring juveniles to criminal court which did not specify a minimum age. For those that did specify a minimum age, the most common (16 states) was age 14.