Summary Of Should Juveniles Be Tried As Adults By Lawrence Steinberg

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In the article “Should Juvenile Offenders Be Tried as Adults” written by Laurence Steinberg, Mr. Steinberg debates that the government should reevaluate how juveniles are punished in the court system. Mr. Steinberg mentions that in modern society’s approach to sentencing minors is to reduce the severity of the crime or treat the offender as an adult. Laurence gives many points as to the minor’s development, both mentally and physically, which may hinder their judgement and understanding of their actions. He also emphasizes on the lack of fairness in the court system for non-violent crimes in regards to minors. He states that there should not be a specific punishment for minors due to their “limited adjudicative competence”. Laurence argues

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