IMO, if you do adult crimes while fully appreciating how wrong those actions are, then you get treated as an adult, regardless of age. The little viper wasts to go to charm school? Wants the "chair"? Wants to be seen as the little big man? He just might get it. Along with everything that means ... late-night "dates" with Bubba and Rex from cell 249, a PhD in murder/rape/pillage, being strapped in, whatever. At some point, he's gonna get what's coming to him, right or wrong.