Does the court having the ability to move juveniles to adult court depending on the severity of their crime actually work?

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The juvenile justice system was initially created to protect juveniles, especially in the case of "status" crimes or issues such as abuse. It was not intended as a way to deal with hardened criminals doing heinous crimes similar to those committed by adults. It also is more focused on reform and rehabilitating than punishment. Thuis if a juvenile of 14 or over has committed a serious crime such as murder or armed robbery or something else judged to be both a major crime and not just an error of youth, the court may decide to try the person as an adult.

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