Focusing on the youth instead of the crime with resources for the purpose of equipping them to succeed will help our juveniles reenter society. Inputting structured programs and guidelines is much more promising for succeeding rather than face the devastating effects of being housed in adult prison systems. Juveniles should not be treated as adults. They are juveniles in our court system. Revealing their errors of their ways with proper guidance and showing them the correct path to follow, an awareness is being shown of their wrongful actions.
Personally I think that if I were to commit a crime, I would be “we should be tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime” – tony Blair (PICTUREQUOTES.com) Overall, the YCJA gives youth several opportunities for rehabilitation but there should be a little more to the consequences. It holds Plans for reintegrating the young person back into his/her community after being in custody. “The criminal justice system for young persons must be separate from that of adults and emphasize the following: the court must hold the offender accountable only for the acts
Why should teen felons get to spend their jail time in juvenile detention centers for committing the same crimes as adults? In today’s world, teens are increasingly committing violent crimes and being put in juvenile detention centers. Teens need to be tried as adults because it helps to bring justice to families of victims, and it also teaches the teens accountability. Charging teens as adults will also help reduce crime in the United States. Although many people feel that teens should not be given severe punishments because they are immature and innocent, they have not considered the problem teens are creating by committing these crimes..
These things are important factors in differentiation between juvenile and adult crimes. While the crime committed may be atrocious, adolescents should not be sentenced to life in prison without parole; therefore, they should be given a chance to correct themselves through parole. The
In “Children Need to Play, Not Compete.” Jessica statsky brought forward a pressing issue of competitive sports that has now become a part of our lives. Statsky claims that these competitive sports have a harmful effect on a child’s mind. The extreme physical pressure is quite damaging as well. The injuries children face can sometimes take forever to heal itself. These sport are planned according to the strength and age of an adult and child should not be put in the position to play by these standards.
To evaluate reform, let us first evaluate the different trends and themes that were used to provide justice among juveniles; along with their policies and procedures. Understanding some of the policies and ideas will help pave the runway for understanding why reform was and still is necessary in juvenile justice. Different means of punishment can be discussed and evaluated; juvenile boot camps, group homes, and juvenile detention centers. All of these have one main thing in common, out-of-home placement. The problem with home removal is that the family’s and/or environment are not able to utilize the resources for rehabilitation and sometimes the environment is the explanation from crime; but that can be discussed further on.
Keep in mind, these are just the crimes that got them convicted. It’s hard to believe that if we want zero tolerance, all non-violent offenders should serve time in prison, as well as complete community services. All drug offenders should be held accountable for the crimes committed. Secondly, it sets a harmfully negative example for kids when the drug offender get off easy and are not punished. We open the door to potentially violent drug crimes due to people who are high on drugs who use poor judgement, and could easily hurt someone or possibly injure or harm themselves.
Outside program involvement needs to be confidential with the child and conducted in a way that will make the child feel secure. This can be done by people coming and talking to young children as well as creating safe place facilities/ shelters for children to stay at. This is very important because Domestic violence was found to be the number one reason children run away from home. When a child runs away they are subjected to the dangers of the world and do not have the support that they need. These children can be further subjected dangers such as but not limited to; kidnapping, prostitution, homelessness, and drug abuse.
Since a juvenile’s brain is still forming, many perform reckless acts due to their limited impulse control, decision-making, and judgement. Juveniles who commit crimes and receive life without parole should be able to have a second chance in society because teens make mistakes due to their impulse control and should not be punished for the rest of their lives for one mistake. Juveniles should be rehabilitated for the actions they do instead of
Theme: Minor and punishment Topic: Should minor (under 18 years of age) be trial as adult in crimes General purpose: to persuade the audience Specific purpose: To persuade the audience that minor should not be tried as adult Central idea: Minor should not tried as adult because ]they are prone to commit more crimes and they cannot survive in the environment and the solution is to not try minor as adults Introduction: As a kid we tend to be immature and we look back at our past and think about our actions and why we shouldn’t have done that. But some kids aren’t as lucky. Some kids are put into prisons with adults for actions that they might have thought was cool or through peer pressure. Children as young as 13 are sent into adult prison