In conclusion as to how to treat teens who commit crimes I would say that it really depends on how serious is the crime they commit, but I believe that juveniles that are 15 and older should be convicted as adults because they have taken some responsibilities at that age and are old enough to know the difference between right and wrong in certain situations. Being a teen myself my parents have taught me to be held accountable for my actions, and what I do is for a reason. With teens committing crimes it should be the same. Become older only increases your knowledge and capacity to learn what is right from
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
“New Orleans prosecutors are seeking life without parole [for juvenile offenders] in half of all cases; in West Baton Rouge Parish, 100 percent,” (“Justice for the Youngest Inmates”). Whenever a minor is found guilty of committing a crime, he or she must go through the processes of the juvenile justice system. There has been much controversy over how young criminals should be punished and corrected for breaking the law. The goal of the juvenile justice system is to rectify the mistakes that youths have committed in order to produce functional, well-mannered members of society. However, juveniles are often treated poorly after being tried and come out of the detention facilities in a worse condition than when they entered.
Juvenile justice is a contentious topic in our society. In just twenty-three days, during the month of January, eleven school shootings occured. Although, the media frequently demonizes these juvenile murderers, as a informed citizens we have a moral obligation to examine the premise behind the actions of the accused because our children are our future. While juvenile and adult murderers deserve punishment for serious crimes, juveniles are capable of reform; therefore juveniles should never be sentenced to life without parole. Adolescents are biologically different from the general population which disproportionately increases the rate in which they commit crimes.
We have a serious problem, many juveniles, who have committed crimes, such as robbery, murder etc. The thing is that we don't treat them as adults until they got into troubles. What would the world even think about the government's decision of treating juveniles as adults only when they commit crimes? As the article
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.
Custody sentences are for punishment, rehabilitation and education, however, there are different views to youth imprisonment. Some critics say if you commit a crime you should take responsibility and jail will give you a ‘short sharp shock’ and you will receive rehabilitation. Whilst some say it is damaging to children and would lead to further reoffending once they are out due to learning crimes off other criminals. Evidence does suggest that children who have more than one risk factor present are more than likely to be involved in criminal activities (Hopkins Burke, 2016 p. 232). There are three penal institutions sometimes called secure estates - local authority secure children's homes, secure training centres and young offender’s institutes.
Unlike adults who can easily remember their youth and youth-related, it is very difficult for juveniles to communicate with adults. Therefore, juvenile offenders punished, punished, or otherwise dealt with in court for a crime should be required to take part in a new mentoring program for partners with similar criminal tendencies or other anthropological equation. A program like this would most likely show a tremendous achievement in the prevention of juvenile
Teenagers are not perfect, and their irrational behavior can lead to poor decisions that could potentially be dangerous and unlawful. A debate has now occurred for many years that deals with the issue of sentencing teens that have committed serious crimes such as murder and robbery. Many people argue that if juveniles commit these crimes that their punishment should be equal to an adults punishment for serious crimes, but juveniles shouldn’t have to worry about their lives getting ruined. Most juveniles and teenagers do not have enough maturity to survive in the adult prison system, and recent brain development research shows us that teenagers brains are not even close to being finished developing. Therefore, teenagers and youth under the age of eighteen should
However, the life of the person was spent lonely without the family that implies the no meaningful use in the life. The story ’15 to life: Kenneth’s Story’ is based upon the child or juvenile injustice to the imprisonment for their commitment of crimes. The structure of the film is that the crime committed by a person in his childhood or being the juvenile, and about the impact of crime in the remaining part of his life in the prison and whether his life is changed after the imprisonment. The main thesis of the film is developed on taking consideration of the rules and laws of the U.S and their justice towards the juveniles. The Kenneth Young after imprisonment trying to set free from prison since he is rehabilitated.
The federal government’s “War on Crime” by the Johnson administration in the 60s made way for tougher law enforcement and surveillance (Hinton, 2015). However, with this came the separation of children and adults in the criminal justice system; then the separation of juvenile delinquents from status offenders. As mentioned, status offenders are different from juvenile delinquents because they had broken rules which apply to only children. Meanwhile, juvenile delinquents are youths under the age of 18, who committed offenses that would be punishable to adults as well. By the late 1960s, there became a growing concern that juveniles involved in the court-based status-offense system, were not getting their best interests met (Shubik & Kendall, 2007).
When in reality, adult prisons teach a child how to commit more crimes by turning their backs against the court systems. Through many statistics, is it a proven fact that juvenile faculties help in deterring minors away from criminal behaviors, which allows for a more productive future. ii. This quote demonstrates that through the use of rehabilitation, which centers on the influence of family bonds and interaction, it is shown that the effects of this treatments lead to a decline in repeated cases. With this quote, it can be commented that this form of practice in juvenile centers is effective proving these centers to work better with
We see how juveniles are a big part in law enforcement today. How they are treated differently than adults who are in prison. We looked at why troubled youths commit crimes and end up in juvenile detention centers. How we aid them and try to rehabilitate them in the process. People 's views play a big role in juvenile justice though, a lot of people are for juveniles being tried as adults.
The juvenile justice system in America has seen many trends in the incarceration of youth. Initially, the system was created to help children who were left abandoned, neglected or abused. However, with the demands of stronger juvenile laws, the correctional facilities have become more of a prison, than of a rehabilitation center. Unlike the adult justice system, the arrested minors often go through a series of steps such as intake, determination of jurisdiction, adjudication and disposition. Today, with the rise of juvenile crimes, more than a million minors are set into the juvenile justice system for even the smallest of crimes.
After reading the article, I do agree that juveniles should be segregate from the adult prison for protection. However, I don 't agree with the solitary confinement and being restrained in small spaces. Most of these juvenile offenders have nonviolent criminal charges. Solitary confinement can cause all kinds of mental and psychological problems for juveniles. There have been cases where juveniles committ suicide while in adult prison because they have experienced physical abuse, mistreatment by staff members and long stays in solitary confinement.