Trying and Punishing Juveniles

Complete all assigned reading before attempting the assignment. Your answers must be based on the reading plus add some of your own insightful comments as well. Answer the following question(s) in one paragraph. Read pages 412-418.…

  1. Research shows that judges in adult criminal courts impose a “juvenile penalty” during the sentencing process. That is, they tend to punish juveniles who have been transferred to adult court more harshly than young adults (nineteen- and twenty-year-olds) who have been convicted of similar crimes. Why do you think judges behave in this manner?

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