The criminal justice system was created in order to punish people who choose to break the law. Some people believe they are above the law and decided to do whatever they like regardless of the consequences. Children and adults are both responsible for the actions they commit. The criminal justice should tried children as adults for committing felonies because a crime is a crime regardless of the age of the individual. This can be fulfilled by punishing juvelives with the correct sentence, by seeing that they know their actions lead to consequence and they have the proper process for a teen to be tried as adult.
The fact that a past juvenile court judge can acknowledge the ability of juveniles to change should be more than enough proof that children at least deserve a path to rehabilitation. Nevertheless, people continue to endorse the idea that juvenile criminals have a set path of crime in their life. As a whole, people must realize the capability that children have to change when they are shown a pathway different from the life they were raised
Informal controls once again act in a manner that supports the idea that when neighborhood adults interact in terms of obligations and expectations, they are able supervise and control the activities of children. When this is not present in neighborhoods, such as the one shown in the documentary The House I Live In, the result is the participation of youths in the drug trade and other aspects of criminal life. The destruction of the neighborhood has already been underway as a result of spatial mismatch, but worsens when the war on drug is factored in. These neighborhoods often suffer from the result of the policy known as broken windows policing that doesn’t make situations any better. The policy is predicated on the notion that where there are a few broken windows, there will be more if the windows are not repaired.
These are clear indications of poor self-control. Another aspect of this theory is the effect child rearing can have on self-control. Gottfredson and Hirschi believed that there was a strong correlation between parental control and self-control. They also identified a link between the self-control of the parent and the subsequent self-control of the child (Cullen, 2014). Gottfredson and Hirschi believed that it would be hard for a parent to recognize criminal behavior if they are engaged in this type of behavior as well.
For instance, if the child did mature actions like planning the crime, manipulation, and just even knowing between right or wrong of the situation. Things like these can make a child's action seem like an adult played part in the doing from how mature the actions are. Even then there should still be a reason for any child to be sentenced as a juvenile and not an adult.a great example of this is in the article "On Punishment and Teen Killers" it says "He was was not mentally disabled in fact was quite intelligent. But he got a rush out of breaking the law and ultimately started work on his other plan for mass murder at a local bank"(ERWC, 91). Since the kid was very knowledgeable of what exactly he was getting himself into then i do see him as very mature and not kid.
The second theory was Differential Association Theory, which explains that criminal behavior is the result of learning processes, meaning that a child learns positive attitudes towards criminal behavior from parents, close family members, and their close
When someone who commits a crime is determined to be mentally inadequate to be held accountable for the crimes they have committed, there are things that we do to charge them, but in a lesser way because of their mental capacity. Which begs the question, why are we allowing children to be sentenced to life, when their brains aren’t fully developed? When a child commits a crime we look over that, and stop seeing them as children. We shouldn’t sentence children to a life in prison when their brains are not only underdeveloped, but also missing a good portion of gray matter.
The trauma of the children often times have been very severe, which may lead them to engage in activities that are not acceptable, such as running away, fighting, or committing a crime. If a child commits a crime they are obligated to be reported it to the police or probation officer if they were referred to Lutherbrook by a court. Depending on the severity of the crime they may appear before a judge and get a couple of days in lockup. The center itself does not implement severe punishment because their value system is based on trust and safety. If the child runs away rather than punishing him/her they will come up with ideas so the child stops running away.
Jail cells can be a bit solitary and confined, and are intended to be a punishment for adults not teenagers. Creating academies or institutions would be to all of our benefit because recreational instructors, counselors and psychologists would be at their disposal to help them engage into becoming better citizens. The interaction with other juveniles with the same background and experiences will help them mend their problems and become more open to voicing their problems. Closing opinion * Restatement &
Should children be punished like adults? Punishment means use a person with violence, and causing a harmful damage to the person. Although the punishment is a small part of the stage of discipline and education, it’s important ways that warns children and let them know that it wrong decision and that they have to remember not repeat it. There are many different contrasts between kids and adults; actually, there are multiple types of punishment, including disciplinary, linguistic light, beatings, punishment must fit the age, the punishment the way a child 4 years old is not appropriate at the age of 14 years. Children have the right to live their childhood away from violence and sadness because every child born to live a happy life, and they
The next part i'm going to introduce to you readers is the Broken Window Theory which states “if a window is broken and left unrepaired, people walking by will conclude that no one is in charge” this quote meant that the little things matter, which is true. If you were to ever pass by a bad neighborhood you'll notice that there is one something that is usually broken or unrepaired for example, broken windows which symbolise an unsafe neighborhood. After learning the Broken Window Theory I started noticing what’s wrong with the unsafe neighborhoods, usually it's the house structure,which are broken and unfixed, helping the viewer understand that the neighborhood isn't safe. I like to think of the broken window theory as a broken glass, because
Human action and intentions are key components in making a person who they are. In his article “The Power of Context: Bernie Goetz and the Rise and Fall of New York City Crime”, Malcolm Gladwell proves that “behavior is a function of social context” (156). Gladwell describes this as the Power of Context, this power is then involved in influencing every person’s life. The Power of Context especially shaped the GenMe generation as described by Jean Twenge in her article “An Army of One: Me”. Narcissism was created from the obsession with self-esteem, creating an epidemic of self obsession.