Yes, this particular young man is a perfect example
The justice system needs another alternative for extremely young, potentially dangerous offenders
Other, please explain
Trying juveniles as adults is NOT an effective solution to violent juvenile crime.
16 and 17 year old offenders are routinely send to state prisons after being tried as adults. There are very few states with separate facilities to house juvenile offenders tried as adults. They are two totally separate systems.We don't send juveniles to adult facility's until they are adults.
There are a number of studies that have shown that recidivism is significantly higher for juveniles incarcerated with adults than for similar juveniles who are placed in juvenile facilities. (one example: The Recidivism of Violent Youths in Juvenile and Adult Court: A Consideration of Selection Bias -- Myers 1 (1): 79 -- Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice) That's why many professionals in the fields of criminal justice, law enforcement, and juvenile justice do not support trying juveniles under the age of 18 as adults.
Would you like to wiggle your fingers beside your ears and stick your tongue out at us, too?I gave my opinion, and you don't like it. So what?