They are unaware of their actions, they were manipulated by rebel groups to kill. The child soldiers deserve amnesty, rehabilitation, not to be locked away. Being incarcerated could cause them to become even more dangerous than they already are. Child soldiers need help and attention instead of being forced behind bars and forgotten.
Child soldiers are kids that have been taken from their homes, given drugs, then given weapons. They must live as soldiers. They are thought to kill, or be killed. Can you imagine someone burning down your house, then taking you to kill for them? There is much debate over whether child soldiers should be allowed into the US.
“ Prosecution of a child should always be regarded as a measure of last resort and the purpose of any sentence should be to rehabilitate and reintegrate the child into society”(Johannesburg). Some children will never be able to recover but that doesn't mean we can't help them. Some believe kids should get amnesty without a second look. Children are being taken out of their home and watching their families being killed. “ Children are often forced into fighting and have little choice over whether or not they enlist”.
War and soldiers. Again, another perfect pair, but what about soldiers and children, or actually... children soldiers. War torn countries are everywhere, but they are starting to act out of desperation, and this leads to child soldiers. There are many issues with this, from being inhumane, to breaking several laws of war. Child soldiers are a big topic at the moment, but not the children themselves, but if they should or shouldn’t be given amnesty.
There are reason why they committed these crimes, Jacob Ind wanted his parent dead because of the years they abused him. Torey and Brian committed the crime because they were inspired by a movie and natural killers. They also wanted to see what it felt like to take someones life. Many would say that these teens are still kids and don’t know what they are doing. I believe that teens should know the right from wrong.
Speaking to Holly O’Mahony of the Guardian, Dewar-Langridge scoffs at people who say that young prisoners do not deserve an education because they’ve already committed crimes. For Dewar-Langridge, education is the best choice for rehabilitating young male offenders, prevent more crimes from being committed, and allow them to become important members of the community. She said that most of the young offenders have had negative experiences at school. This means that it’s going to be a tough challenge engaging them in an educational background they did not choose for themselves. She discloses that the boys in her class are quite vulnerable because they have learning disabilities.
Child soldiers are found in many countries around the world such as Iraq, the Central African Republic, Afghanistan and many more. Many child soldiers are born into poor families where they do not get any food, so they are encouraged to go fight because they get food and shelter when they fight in the army and children who are not forced to be soldiers volunteer themselves because they feel social pressure. Despite the fact that people think child soldiers should not be given, I believe that child soldiers should be given amnesty because they are forced into fighting, the commanders give them things that influence them to kill people, and they should not prosecuted and put into rehabilitation. First, child soldiers are forced into fighting for the armed forces. Most of the time they do not have a choice in whether or not they get to fight.
They been fighting to be heard for years and is still being overpowered by the criminal justice system. They’re willing to give people life in prison because they “looked” like they committed the crime. Policies are even shooting random people because they look suspicious. We are all entitled to safety but not everyone feel safe. What hurts the most is that the people that are suppose to protect us and keep us safe are the ones that 's hurting and making us feel unsafe.
Children are not permitted the same rights and responsibilities an adult has. A child doesn’t have the same standards as an adult has. A good example is children don’t get to join the military as an adult could they must be 18 years and older to join the military. Teenagers don’t make the same decisions as an adult would. “With appropriate treatment most children who commit crimes, even the most violent crimes, can be rehabilitated and become responsible adults.”(Berger) The reason why is because their brains are still changing they are still going throw a change they are still growing.
If there would have had better training, they would have known the boys were unarmed. Also, police are killing innocent people who are just enjoying their daily lives. Lastly, killing people has become such a trend in America that many people fear to even walk out their
Only that they know who are the enemy, and how to kill. The child soldiers should be given amnesty as they don’t know what they are doing is wrong, that they are being manipulated into doing things, only that they are threatened if they don’t do as they are told. When we are kids the first thing we learn is what is good, and what is bad to do. Often the child soldiers parents are dead, or the parents are the ones who sent the kids to war. And at a young age without the schooling, or someone telling them what is good, they are taught that killing the enemy is good.