Can you imagine waking up behind closed walls and bars? Waking up to see your inmate who is a 45-year-old bank robber and you are a 14-year-old minor who made a big mistake. This is why minors who have committed crimes should not be treated the same as adults. Some reasons are because the consequences given to minors in adult court may impact a minor’s life in a negative way. If a minor is tried through a juvenile court, they may have a greater chance of rehabilitation. One reason why minors should not be treated the same as adults when committing crimes is that the consequences given to minors in adult court may have a negative impact on their life. One example is because prison may be an unsafe place for minors to rehabilitate in a way that they would be able to do better after they leave prison. At a young age in adult prison may not be a good environment. While in prison, their time might be more focused on retribution for the community and society more than rehabilitation for the minor. Another example is because long sentences for minors may not be the best way for the minor to understand what they did wrong and why it was wrong. While in prison, long sentences would take away from their lives. The last example is because hardened criminals and prisoners may affect the minor and how they live after they are released from prison. The criminals and prisoners may have a negative influence that might change them for the worst. As stated in Time : Should the Law Treat Kids and Adults Differently?, ” Imagine what would become of these These are the reasons why minors should not be treated the same as adults when committing crimes because the consequences that are the outcome of being in adult court may have a negative impact on the minor’s lives. Another reason why minors should not be treated the same as adults when committing crimes is that minors may have a higher chance of rehabilitation if they are sent through the juvenile court system instead of the adult court system. One example is because the adult court is not accommodating to the minors personal needs. “Where the adult system tends to dispense a more or less one-size-fits-all justice, the juvenile system is far more flexible and responsive to the needs of individual offenders”, as it states on line 103 of Juvenile Justice on Trial. Another example is because prosecuting minors as an adult is counterproductive. In Juvenile Justice on Trial, it states, ” Prosecuting kids as adults is counterproductive. It creates more crime.”Statics show that juveniles prosecuted as adults are 30% more likely to commit new – and more violent – crimes than those prosecuted as juveniles.” The last example is juvenile court is more straightforward than adult court. In juvenile court, there is no jury, so the decision of what happens to the juvenile rests on what the judge says. This can be helpful to get rid of biased opinions. In conclusion, juveniles have a better chance of being able to rehabilitate if they are not treated the same as adults and be put through juvenile court. Some people say minors may not learn their lesson if they are sent to juvenile court. They say this because if the juvenile courts are accommodating then the minors may not understand the severity of their actions opposed to if they were to be put through a one-size-fits-all method that they may respond better. However, if minors are tried in juvenile court it may be more effective. They should do this because there they can be given methods of rehabilitation that may help them. In conclusion, juveniles should not be treated the same as adults when it comes to committing crimes so that they have a better chance to rehabilitate. Minors should not be treated the same as adults when it comes to committing crimes. The consequences may affect the minors negatively. Minors have a higher chance of rehabilitation if they are tried through juvenile court so that they can become better members of civilization. Despite that, some people think that minors may not learn their lesson if they are put through juvenile court but minors should not be treated the same as adults. Minors should be treated for their age, not their crime so that they have the opportunity to change and become a better member of society.