This is another pet hate of mine that is present in western 'democracy' style governments.
I dont see why minors should be trailed as adults. There is an implied 'line' at a certain age at which one becomes and adult. Sure a 17yo might be capable as the same level of thought as an 18 yo, but why should he be trialed as an adult if he is not above the 'legal age requirement'.
If someone under 18 (used for example) wanted to drink or vote it would be illegal, so why does the court system and the government shift the boundaries only when it suits them? (dont i answer, i know why)
So do you agree with trialing minors as adult? Why/why not?