Children Charged as Adults

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Children Charged as Adults…How Young is too Young?
Ralonda Ross
Post University

1. In the article “Adult Time for Adult Crime?” Nathaniel Abraham is a perfect example of how young is too young. He is an adolescent who committed a crime at a considerably young age and got charged as an adult. Nathaniel has not been sentenced yet because it is unclear as to whether he has the intellect to understand the nature of his crime of not. 2. “Punishing Juvenile Offenders as Adults: An Analysis of the Social and Political Determinants of Juvenile Prison Admissions across the United States” is an article that focus on how there is a difference between the states. The number of juveniles that get sentenced to adult prison differs because of the minority committing the crimes. In addition, is explains how the juveniles who go to juvenile have a less chance to be assaulted than the ones in prison with adults. 3. The website with the article “Adult Time for Adult Crimes” is a good reference because it gives me in site on different ways to view whether it is fair to charge children as adults. It also helps me to understand the mindset of the juveniles at different ages. Overall it is a good website to assist me with my paper.

References
Adult time for adult crime?. (2000). Current Events, 99(16), 2a. Carmichael, J. T. (2011). Punishing Juvenile Offenders as Adults: An Analysis of the Social and Political Determinants of Juvenile Prison Admissions across the United States. Sociological Focus, 44(2), 102-123.

Hudson, D. L., Jr. (2009) ABA Journal. How to retrieve internet information. Retrieve from http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/adult_time_for_adult_crimes/
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