Trying Juvenile Offenders As Adults Can Boost Recidivism

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Trying accused juvenile offenders as adults has increased recidivism, particularly violent recidivism, among those convicted in adult courts, The Sentencing Project says in a new report on the practice. After new laws go into effect in Louisiana and South Carolina, only seven states will routinely charge 17-year old offenders as adults, including the two states that also charge 16-year . . .

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