Scared of getting caught…” (41-43). Just because these boys were young does not make it acceptable for them to not be punished for their actions. They clearly knew that they were gonna perform this act and had an attempt to get rid of what they did. These boys thought as adult would understanding that if they were caught they would be in severe trouble. In order to prevent that from happening they wanted to get rid of what might have been used against
When these kids fall into a life of crime and violence they know the risk and the punishments. The states and psychiatrist want to be able to rehabilitate these kids. “Sadly, many states have ignored the crisis and dysfunction that creates child delinquency and instead have subjected kids to further victimization and abuse in the adult criminal justice system.” This is what the court system wants and this is what I agree
Many people think kids that commit massive crimes deserve to be put in a adult jail house but don’t realize that they are young immature human beings. There has been many cases of kids being tried as adults and being sentence to life in prison. We can’t continue to put these young kids in adult prison, they should be put in juvenile hails where they belong. Kids are being shown no mercy when it comes to being put in jails. Kids aren’t allowed to do certain things because you need to be an adult, so the same rules should be applied we it comes to give children jail time.
There are other alternatives beside adult court for juveniles who commit serious crimes. Many minors who commit serious crimes and are put into adult jails under complete lockdown are driven to insanity, provided not all the children who killed did it just because; for a lot of them it was self-defense, and if you put them in a separate section in juvenile hall with other kids who committed crimes like their own then they can have positive interaction but still be kept under lock and key. Should those youth who were protecting themselves be condemned to living in solitude for the rest of their lives for defending his/her self? There are always alternative choices. There is always a right and a wrong even if the lines are blurred.
Those still aren’t good enough reasons to murder someone, but another reason young people commit such crimes is that of the psychology of their brains. People under the age of 18 aren’t fully developed and don’t think or function as properly as adults do. Their brains don’t think about the logic of situations, just feelings, which is why most juvenile offenders don’t really realize what they are doing or think about the consequences of their actions. In order to understand what is going on in their brains and to get juveniles to change the way they think, they need child rehabilitation, but instead, receive adult rehabilitation. These juvenile offenders are treated like adults because they made adult decisions when instead they should be given attention and support to turn them into better people.
Although many people view kids as a symbol of innocence and purity, many of their actions signify otherwise. The age of 18, which by law states people as adults, is more like a guideline when it comes to everyday activities. When a heinous crime is committed by one of these underaged citizens, the same punishment should definitely be applied, taking into consideration the seriousness of the crime and the victim. Thompson states that kids should not be tried as adults because their brain is not developed as an adult’s brain is. That study does not specifically explain why juveniles act the way they do.
Juveniles this age don’t even have a fully developed brain and also can’t fully understand the circumstances they’re in. Juveniles can be good kids inside and out, but if they somehow manage to be involved in a heinous crime, they suffer the chance of being incarcerated for up to life. With that being said, courts should not be given the power to grant juveniles with adult sentences because the environment around adult prisons are far too violent for people under the age of 18, therefore, proposition 21 of 2000 and other sentence enhancements should be abolished to lessen the severity of juveniles’ punishments and instead give them a bigger chance at rehabilitation. When juveniles receive such harsh sentences, such as sentences adding up to the majority of their life in prison or their life as a whole, more often than not they tend to lose hope. They really don’t have much to look forward to.
Firstly, adults have to stop this, especially in front of children. When a child see this their small mind couldn’t think how bad littering is. As a child considers adults are their role models and they are more like coping things from them. For example, in most of the house and schools, adults will tell the child put rubbish into the trash otherwise the place will be not clean. But when they go outside, they do litter like throwing a bottle in front of their child.
Although, some killers like Jeffrey Dahmer had a stable childhood, others did not have the same experiences as children. "During a child's development...learns about love, trust, empathy and basic rules about how to interact with other human beings" (Freeman), some killers as children were neglected or abused which could have also impacted them severely, but that does not mean everyone becomes mass murderers if they suffered as kids. Psychological issues and brain injuries are also possible reasons as to why people commit acts of murder. People automatically assume if someone is committing morally wrong act, they must be insane. However, some serial killers are people with an antisocial disorder otherwise known as psychopaths.
If a teenager is part of a family that is either setting a bad example (by engaging in criminal activity themselves) or entirely absent, they have no one to show them the correct path in life. Many teenagers simply aren 't aware of the consequences of crime. Teenagers also often don 't understand laws and law enforcement practices in their area. Peer pressure is also another reason why teens could fall into a life of crime. Peer pressure is stronger than many realize, and has led to fatal overdoses, unwanted pregnancies, car accidents, violent crime and dangerous accidents.
There are many victims of unfortunate circumstances in the world today, yet some of these results could have been easily avoided. In the novel, Just Mercy, the author Bryan Stevenson addresses many cases in which children under the age of 18 are incarcerated within the adult criminal justice system. By treating children as adults in the criminal justice system their innocence and undeveloped person, become criminalized. These children become dehumanized and only viewed as full-fledged criminals and as a result society offers no chance sympathy towards them. Stevenson argues that children tried as adults have become damaged and traumatized by this system of injustice.
Murder is a huge deal. But the punishment that is being dulled out to these children simply isn’t just. Forcing a juvenile to spend the rest of their life wasting away in a cell is cruel and unusual punishment. The punishment these kids should be given is time for rehabilitation, time for consolation, and nothing more than that. How is a child, forced to live the rest of their days behind bars, going to use what they learned from their actions and positively affect society?
These other people might say that they do not know any better. If children commit the same crime as an adult, they should deserve the same consequences. Due to their bad past and lifestyle they might not be able to change. They won’t learn from it because where they came from it is okay. These people might also believe that one someone does something bad there is no hope.
This is more in reference to solitary confinement or isolation within our juvenile detention centers which has been proven to have damaging effects on children. The article focuses on only using solitary confinement when absolutely necessary. There is no justice system a Legal System that is more all messed up with the Greedy and power hungry even the Unions that Perpetuate the Crimes against a Criminal, some would call it perpetuating Mental Illness under the Guise of "Justice!". Effecting not just the Prisoners but the staff as well, If You were suffering from mental health issues when oYou started Your Term or Job,, You will be Questioning Your sanity and that of Your Employer, Prisoners, and fellow Guards as well as Your faith in Humanity
Have you ever had an opinion on if child soldiers should have consequences on their actions or have u ever thought that it is not all their fault? Many people say the kids should be prosecuted because they know what they were doing while others think differently. I believe that it is not the kids fault, the first reason i think this is because when kids are kids they can’t tell grown ups what they want to do. The second reason i think that they should not be prosecuted is because while they are being recruited they get drugged. The last reason i think that kids should be set off free is because when the children are fighting they can be in serious danger.