5 reasons kids shouldn’t face adult charges

Charging children as adults is a way to make sure they don't get lenient sentences for dramatic crimes. However, it ignores one crucial - and very simple - point: Kids aren't adults. Trying them as adults could open them up to more problems than it solves. Below are a few reasons that some experts b...

When are juveniles tried in adult court?

When a juvenile commits a crime, they are often tried in a juvenile court. These courts are meant to rehabilitate the child, under the assumption that they were not mature enough to understand the consequences of the crime they committed. In more extreme cases, however, juveniles may be tried in...