Explain Why Teenagers Should Not Be Tried As Adults

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Teens shouldn’t be tried as adults due to the mental and emotional harm that can be caused. This harm will negatively affect their lives post-jail as memories of the imprisonment will still be retained and will change how one perceives the world. After finishing serving time, the teenager will likely act as a different person due to the harsh environment of jail. This can include negativity and hostility caused by what could happen to and around the teen’s still-developing and changing mind. These harmful traits may make the lives of the affected due to the possible lack of socialization. It is very possible that this will affect others also, due to the actions done by the affected teen. Not only this, but imprisonment can also desensitize

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