When juveniles commit serious crimes they often only receive a minor slap on the wrist, possibly probation. These juveniles then continue to commit worse crimes as well as damage countless lives until they are put away for life as adults. The juvenile system is a place for minors who commit crimes, it has less harsh punishments and is easy going. In this system, there is a multitude of programs for minors to receive help, such as rehabilitation, psychiatric hospitals, in addition to counseling. Minors who have gone through this system come through multiple times due to the fact that they do not learn their lesson or receive the help they need.
If you touch my child you are dead and I heard that talk you had with him.That’s not going to gonna happen.I’ll be watching you David Nickels I’ll be watching you. 2 weeks later he saw me in a alley and thought my mom was not going to see me but she did and stopped him from beating me up.He got in trouble. You are in for a heck of a whippin.Here is your son. He tried to beat up me up.DAVID NICKELS! Why do you bully people.
When children and teens commit a violent crime such as murder, courts convict them as adults. This means that children as young as eight have been tried as adults in court. Eventually, these convicts will be housed in jails with adults. Despite the federal law stating that juvenile and adult inmates must be separated, most states do not comply with these rules. Furthermore, a law that varies throughout the states is the age in which courts send the children to adult or juvenile prisons.
First of all, child soldiers are treated very poorly - like machines - to perform one task: kill. So, the captors do whatever they can to train the children to kill. Ishmael Beah, once a child soldier, was rescued by the UNICEF after being a child soldier for 2 years. As a child soldier, he saw crying children shot before his eyes, and he was brainwashed and drugged into oblivion. His captors desensitized him so much that he said, “Shooting became just like a drinking a glass of water.” So, when a child like Ishmael, who was
The way the justice system in America is run, we tend to give people a little slap on the wrist. We allow them to go on living their life in the world even if they are caught for speeding, killing, or even fraudulent scandals in business. However, even those little punishments are a bit harsh on teens who commit felons and are sentenced to 20+ years to life in jail. Their whole life is essentially thrown in the dirt at that point. To me, juveniles can always outgrow old habits and change their way of life and thinking unlike adults who may have grown up doing illicit activity and have a mindset for it.
Ethos is a rhetorical device authors use to establish their credibility to speak authoritatively on a topic. To strengthen their arguments, they also use logos, or logical arguments and scientific data, and pathos to create an emotional reaction in the audience. In the ERWC Juvenile Justice unit, four different authors, with four different levels of ethos, discuss whether or not juveniles who have been charged with murder should be tried as adults in the adult court system. Most argue that minors should be tried in the juvenile court system, while one demands that adolescents who massacre innocent victims spend the rest of their lives in prison. After closely reading each author’s opinion, it is clear that Lundstrom has the most ethos in
There are other alternatives beside adult court for juveniles who commit serious crimes. Many minors who commit serious crimes and are put into adult jails under complete lockdown are driven to insanity, provided not all the children who killed did it just because; for a lot of them it was self-defense, and if you put them in a separate section in juvenile hall with other kids who committed crimes like their own then they can have positive interaction but still be kept under lock and key. Should those youth who were protecting themselves be condemned to living in solitude for the rest of their lives for defending his/her self? There are always alternative choices. There is always a right and a wrong even if the lines are blurred.
The ones in the juvenile system often reoffend and end up back in the same place. If the juveniles aren’t tried in adult court for serious crimes their punishment won’t be as long and they will commit the crime again and again. The crimes that the children commit would probably go down if they are tried in the adult court. Some of the children that were transferred to criminal court were more likely to be convicted and receive periods of incarceration. If juveniles aren’t tried in adult court they get off of the crime they committed easier.
Sweeping changes need to be made the juvenile system. They’re too many incarcerations, Locking up the children of our future based off a minor mistakes. In the future if these problems are not fixed we will continue to have a high number of youth incarcerations, and an even higher number of future adults going to prison. This cycle needs to be broken, or a significant change needs to be made. “More surprisingly, given that prison is supposed to deter crime, going to jail also made kids more likely to offend again.
Today in the United States we still have debates on whether or not a juvenile should spend his or her life in prison. On June 25, 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that juveniles who commit murder could not receive a life in prison term. This decision was made due to the fact that it violated the Eighth Amendment which bans cruel and unusual punishment. Four justices strongly disagreed and said that a juvenile should always be punished for their heinous crimes with a life sentence, I personally agree with these four justices. The juvenile should face time in prison for his or her crime to a certain extend.