An adult committing the same violent crime will receive a much harsher penalty, often years in jail, possibly a life sentence, with little or no chance of parole. The only difference between the two offenders is the age at which they committed the crime. Juveniles over the age of fourteen should be tried as adults when accused of violent crimes.
Well, today we are debating, should juveniles be tried in courts of law as adults? This is a controversial topic based on the fact that most teenagers are driven into some crimes by peer pressure. I say yes, depending on the gravity of the crime, juveniles should be tried as adults if the crimes that they have committed are adult.