Yes I have come across some young people who are so sophisticated and who have committed such heinous crimes that the adult system is the place for them to be. I haven't come across a lot. In recent years, many states have enacted changes in their juvenile crime laws, and some have lowered the age at which a juvenile can be tried as an adult for certain violent crimes. Virginia, for.
When it comes to adult crime and juvenile crime there are a number of differences, but also similarities, in the way the criminal justice systems handles them. Adult Crime and Juvenile Crime System Differences Adults are prosecuted for “committing crimes” while juveniles are . A juvenile crime, also known as delinquency or youth crime, is when a person between the ages of 10 and 16 – 18 (depending on the state where the crimes were committed), commits an illegal act that would be considered a criminal act if performed by an adult.