"Those statistics are a major reason why we need to revamp our antiquated juvenile justice system. Nearly every statehas laws that send most youthful violent offenders to the juvenile courts, where they can only be found 'delinquent' and confined in a juvenile facility. In recent years, many states have enacted changes in their juvenile crimes laws, and some have lowered the age at which a juvenile can be tried as an adult for certain crimes." (Collier, 1998, p 1). Therefore, Collier argues that it is essential that the federal as well as state laws concerning young criminals should be reframed and the current juvenile justice system should be changed. Accordingly, there is a major overhaul of juvenile justice laws because the violent crimes are becoming more prevalent among the junior set. The arguments made by Linda J Collier who is a lawyer who has worked in the juvenile court should be treated with great significance.
In comparison, the second article, "Little Adult Criminals", makes a view opposite to that of the first, and this article claims that it is unjustifiable to send a 14 year old child to adult pri