She says that teens only care about their own point of view on things. Sarah understands the teenage brain and knows that their brains are to undeveloped to make adult decisions or being consider an adults in jail terms. Young kids are being put in adult jail with many emotions running through their body and them being a young age in that type of environment spending life will change their perspective on life and scar them for life. Sarah is educating us on the teenage brain to show us that teenagers make dumb and unthought of decisions and should be treated as a kid and be put in juvenile prison instead of adult prison. One victim that has been charged as an adult is 11 year old Nathaniel Abraham.
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. A public defender says in a short documentary that, “We are seeing far too many young offenders entering the adult system who should be dealt with in the juvenile system”, and that a way some juvenile offenders are treated far worse than they deserve. Just because juveniles made bad decisions in their youth does not mean that they should be given a life sentence or put on death row, because they were just children who made some terrible mistakes. The people that think juveniles deserve the worst punishment they can get are probably don't understand that juveniles don’t really know what they are doing and it most likely isn’t always their own
Her point is valid in that juveniles cannot be excused for their crimes, however Jenkins lacks the insight that much like how the brain changes through age, a teenager can transition from immaturity to maturity. Furthermore, if sentencing most juvenile to life sentences, it prevents them from learning their mistakes. For example, Greg Ousley during his adult years expressed his regret in killing his parents, and hopes to reconcile with his family members. Ousley comes to a realization, “ what he interpreted in his father as disinterest, even disgust, more likely stemmed from a paralyzing self-consciousness” (Par. 86).
Fear can cause you to kill. South Africa’s paralympic and olympic athlete known as “blade runner” gold medalist, Oscar Pistorius twenty-nine years old, kills law graduate and model who was his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on the morning of February 14th 2013. Oscar claims that he killed his girlfriend by mistake because he thought there was an intruder in his bathroom who put Reeva and Oscar’s life at danger. The court argues weather Oscar shoots at the bathroom door because he thought there was an intruder who was threatening his life or whether he deliberately murders his girlfriend Reeva. Pistorius was found guilty for culpable homicide, South African law which is described as; actions which led to the death of an individual but not with the intend of murder.
They are wrongly guided or influenced. Everything happens with the situational crisis. They are not to be imprisoned or sentenced to death rather they must be treated mentally or imprisoned for a certain period of years not for the entire life. The single mistake committed in the childhood should not reflect back to entire life. The life of the person is wasted and is of no meaning without the family.
It is believed he had an accomplice but the person has not been identified yet, thus making Jacob the prime suspect. Ind was arrested the next day in school when called to the principals office, after serious allegations by his fellow students, saying Jacob was talked about how he killed his parents and intends to commit suicide aswell. Jacob Ind
Zienab Assaad One topic I strongly believe in is that children should not get abused , for any reason. It can ruin lives and it can be seen in persons of all ages. People ,as a whole is also affected by child abuse both in bad and good ways. In this essay I will say some of the results of this violent act on people as well as our culture. Early Americans did not consider child abuse a crime.”Children over the age of 7 were made to work as hard as adults of the time period.
Apart from that, from the observation, it can be seen taking a child through the formal process of arrest and trial is generally not necessary for first time low-risk offenders, and can actually increase the likelihood that the child will re-offend through the process of labelling. It is agreed that, the more deeply a child advances through the criminal justice process, the more likely he/she is to self-identify with criminality, and therefore re-offend. In resolving this matter, the juvenile justice system of many legal systems
From example a young boy named Lionel Tate, who was 12 years at the time his crime was that he beat up a six year girl to death. He was charged as an adult and charged as first degree murder. Now a days young children cannot be charged as an adult because the court ruled a law on June 25, 2012 that no children under the age of 18 cannot be charged as an adult. So it 's okay for a child at the age of 14 to kill their parents and not be charged or for a 13 year boy to beat their father to death? So these kids were charged as adults, but that 's been because the court didn´t ruled the law until 2012 that they can’t be tried as an adult.
In the case of Vinnie Gerecke, a sixteen-year-old teen, Mathview Baldonado who was charge with the murder of Gerecke with five other teens who went on a crime spree. The victim’s family is charging the parents of the young teen for being responsible for the murder. Baldonado is sentence five years in jail but victim’s family think the offendants parents should be accountable as well due to bad parenting. In another case, Loretta Villalobos was charge for negligence allowed her son to murder his twelve-year-old friend. The prosecution knew her son was violent, but Villalobos allowed her son to go out unsupervised with a friend.
How do that sound? A kid being charged as an adult for a crime, he was more and likely manipulated to do. Kids don’t just act out in such behaviors for no reason. Something’s either wrong, lack self control due to functions of the brain or influenced by our adults and were trying to send them away, instead of getting them help; he is just sentenced to life. Kids should not be tried as an adult because their brains are not fully developed,
Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel Brazill was charged with second-degree murder. He shot and killed his teacher, Barry Grunow. Brazill would have been charged with first-degree murder and a life sentence without parole; however, the jury claimed that Brazill’s immaturity was evident throughout the trial. The young teen constantly looked confused as to why he was there. He appeared often stunned and had the inability to give reason as to why he killed his teacher.
Therefore, any fearful memory or trauma can influence them or trigger them to react off of impulse and commit the crime. If the brain is naturally developed this way , their is no need for a juvenile to be treated as an adult when an adult brain and Juvenile brain are completely distinctive. The article “ Adolescent brains open to change “ by Laura Sanders elaborates on the common normality between adolescents. “ This dramatic adolescent makeover represents a window of opportunity known as a sensitive period, allowing the brain to be selectively shaped by the outside world”. Many here would probably object that you cannot let the outside world shape you, however these are what studies have proven.