Have Your Say Leave a comment. Should courts treat juveniles like adults? Two, Kansas and Vermont, can try year-old children as adults. SinceNorth Carolina has treated teens over 15 as adults in its courts system. This can be done by coming together as a community and help them build trust with the community, police and legal system.
Nathaniel Abraham of Michigan was 11 when he became the first child tried as an adult for first-degree murder.
DEBATE: Should courts treat juveniles like adults?
Fear of missing out? About 25, children a year have their cases sent to adult courts instead of being tried in juvenile courts, whose convicted defendants are usually set free by the time they turn Why should they be accorded preferential treatment? View the discussion thread. Some crimes are not even debatable. This is the world we live in. Push to promote transparent governance in Africa.