Children tried as adults face longer sentences and fewer resources while incarcerated, and theyre more likely to be assaulted in adult prisons than juvenile facilities. If convicted in juvenile court, the 13-year-olds would have faced detention until the age of 18, followed by intense supervision and services when released back into their communities. Some say stop trying them as adults and try them as juveniles, others say they must be tried as adults when they commit adult crimes. Anyone who says teens cant tell right from wrong is either too old to remember what being a teenager is like or they are a. But i think that teens should be tried as adults, not pre-teens. Youth tried as adults the numbers of youth facing adult prosecution increased substantially in the 1990s in the wake of a baseless and racist myth that a generation of super-predators was on the rise. Law barring teens from being tried as adults unconstitutional, ventura county judge rules. A ventura county judge on thursday ruled that a new law prohibiting 14- and 15-year-olds from being. ohio teens charged with murder to be tried as adults the two boys deny they threw the 75-pound log that killed a local photographer. Juveniles being tried as an adult is one way that we can begin this lesson. If the pre-teens or teens are tried and convicted as an adult, then this action stays on their permanent record. More and more teens now are doing time alongside adults in prison. On juvenile violent crime, racial disparities, and the number of adolescents tried and sentenced as adults. should teens under 18 be tried and sentenced as children or adults? Donowjuvies. Do now by posting your response on social media platforms such as twitter, instagram, tumblr, vine, flickr, google , etc. three of the five florida teens accused of setting 15-year-old michael brewer on fire will be tried as adults. The attack was one of several acts of group violence among teens in recent months.