Juvenile vs. Adult Criminal
Juveniles are not prosecuted for committing crimes but rather delinquent acts, when the delinquent act are very seroius, they may be considered crimes and the juvenile may be tried in the adult system. Juvenile don't have a right to a public trail by jury, they are sent to a Adjudication Hearing- meaning that the judge is the one to decide wether or not the minor is a delinquent.
A teenager serves life in prison because authorities found his fingerprints at the scene of a murder. But jurors doubted he killed the victim, and police failed to fully investigate other key suspects. "I'm just a ghost now," writes Sam Mandez, who was 14 at the time of the crime in 1992 and had no previous violent offenses. "I'm the living dead."t here
With nearly 2.4 million people incarcerated, the United States is home to the world’s highest incarceration rate. In total, 7 million people are under some form of correctional supervision, and a disproportionate number of these are people of color. With many policies driven by a desire to punish rather than knowledge of what improves community safety, and politics and profit playing an increasing role, the criminal justice system costs too much, doesn’t work, and isn’t fair.
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