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Right on Crime | May 3, 2017
This new policy perspective from Derek Cohen and Haley Holik examines Texas’ practice of trying 17 year olds in adult courts, stating research indicates that the juvenile system provides the most effective tools to punish and rehabilitate most youthful offenders. Cohen and Holik conclude by recommending that Texas “raise the age” of criminal responsibility for adults to 18.2017-04-RaisingAgeOfJuvCourtJurisdiction-CEJ-DerekCohen8pp