Should Criminals Be Tried As Adults

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Delanie Okenfuss LA 2/3rd hour Word count 683 Argumentative Essay Wednesday 16, 2016 They’re Still Criminals Under age crime has got out of control!Juveniles are becoming more violent as the days go on. Should juveniles be tried as adults in court? Many say that would help the crime rates and would keep them off the streets.There are also people that say they're still kids, no matter what and should not be tried as adults. If they would get tried as adults, they would still get a judge's input.This could be a way to decrease the crime rates. It is a shame that people at young ages decide to turn life into juvenile criminals. For young ages there is a Juvenile Justice Department.That deals with the juveniles after committing a crime…show more content…
Under the common law states that a child could not commit a crime if the defense was able to prove infancy or in other word immaturity. If the teenager is old enough to commit the crime and then they are definitely old enough to put in the same amount of time as an adult would. There would be a criteria for sentencing, based on the type of crime of offense, the age of the offender and the number of offenses he/she has committed (Quantz 197). To make the young offenders understand what's right and their wrong doings they need to have punishments. If you would try them as adults the crime rates would surely go…show more content…
They know at the time of doing the crime that it is wrong and they still go through with they're are doing. If it is a parents problem, then they should have their children taken away from them for not teaching them the right values and not setting a good example. If we start trying our teenagers as adults then in time we will see a decrease in the amount of parents that mistreat their kids. Those parents will have learned that they have to take responsibility, even at a young age for their actions and they will teach their children that. This will cause those teenagers to know what it wrong before they ever have to learn by going to prison. If we change the laws and have juveniles tried as adults the crime rate in the United States will greatly decrease. The parents will start teaching their children responsibility and the teenagers will know that their actions will have consequences. There would also be less people in rehab centers as adults because they will learn as teenagers and not need to still be in trouble as adults. There is no reason to give the same crime different penalties because of a person’s age. If they can commit the same crime as an adult then they should pay the same price as an
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