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Should a teen's age be irrelevant when they break the law?

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I'm seeing a rather disturbing trend in teens breaking the law and getting away with it because of their age. It troubles me that these teens want to be treated like grown ups with all the rights and responsibilities, but they can't take responsibility for breaking the law, doing something they know is wrong.

So, do you think that age should be irrelevant when a teen breaks the law?

Also, for more minor crimes, do you think a teen should be given the opportunity through personal endeavor to earn the removal of that from their criminal record? (As in, prove they have changed and reformed from their own hard work, rather than someone else trying to change the record for them.)

Opinions? Ideas?