Similarities Between Juvenile And Adult Courts

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In America, most of the crime is committed by juveniles. In fact, the justice department estimates that about 10% of all homicides are committed by people under the age of 18 (Clarke, 2015). Once minors commit a crime, they are tried in a court system that is either the juvenile justice system or the adult justice system. Both of these court systems have similarities as well as differences. The similarities show how the much the juvenile and adult courts have in common and how they are not too different from one another. However, the differences show that if juveniles are switched to the adult court system, they would be better disciplined. This is where transfer laws come into play. Transfer laws, allow for some states to try young
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