They should know that murdering for any reason is wrong, there are other ways to solve things. Some people argue that teens shouldn't be sentenced to life in prison because they are still young and can mature. Their is no real way to know if these teens that committed these crimes have matured. Studies show that teens brains are not fully developed until the age of
For these reasons, critics of juvenile court system maintain strongly that the judicial system should ensure and put in place a uniform sentencing structure similar to adult courts for young offenders. Evidently, they revealed that imposing minimum sentencing for juveniles has been so far ineffective deterrent. Furthermore, the court has failed in its rehabilitation mission. Furthermore, according to critics, it could also be said that, there is strong evidence juvenile offenders commit crimes with malicious aforethought.
They know the consequences that they will receive but still go through with the crime and are even proud they did. “The unintended consequence of these laws was that children as young as 13 or 14 who were charged as adults became subject to life without parole sentences” (Garinger, paragraph 2). Why would a teenager that young need to plan and commit a crime? There is no need and they are still young to get their life torn away to be put behind bars. “… cases, ‘juvenile offenders cannot with reliability be classified among the worst offenders’… they remain unformed, it is impossible to assume that they will always present an unacceptable risk to public safety”
When juveniles commit crimes, people say they are not fully aware of what they are implementing. People also say that juveniles should not be sent to life in prison because they haven’t lived their full life and they need to experience more within the world. What they have not noticed is that they need to somehow learn from their mistakes. How are they going to learn if they supposably “do not” know what they did
I do not think that juveniles should be tried as adults. I believe that juveniles should have another chance after they serve their time. There are certain jurisdictions that will try juveniles as adults. The offense committed by the juvenile determines the punishment. If a juvenile committee an adult crime, then he or she can be tried as an adult.
I agree that abolishing the mandatory part but not abolishing the whole Juvenile Life Without Parole sentence because I believed that there are cases when a juveniles should get Juvenile Life Without Parole while there are juveniles who should not deserve it. Some deserve it because they non-repentance killers or to be serial killers while other should not deserve it because of the circumstances required them. Juveniles who killed people without any mercy should be treated as an adult and be given Juvenile Life Without Parole(JLWOP). For example, the murderer of Jennifer Jenkins’ pregnant sister and her husband. Jennifer describes, “[Jenkins’s Sister] begged for the life of her unborn child as [the killer] shot her.
Because they are able to commit a crime like murder, they are considered very dangerous. Not to mention that they should be given an adult charge because otherwise they will get out of jail and do it again. By giving them an adult charge they can learn not to do any crime, and that crime is not okay because you will not get off easy. Juveniles shouldn't get off easy for doing something such as murder because they took someone's life. It also wouldn't be fair to the family that lost someone if they didn't get an adult sentence.
The adolescents still have a whole life to go through and having the child tried as an adult will be a risk. Most people think that if a child is roomed with an adult then everything will be fine because the adult will protect the child; what the people do not know is what the criminals can do. In Parsell personal experience, he stated “I [also] had been raped in prison at 17… On my first day, I was drugged, gang raped, and turned into sexual chattel” (The New York Times) and what sexual chattel signifies is turning an innocent person into an
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.
A young adult needs to learn how to respect the law. Being incarcerated with adults can and will lead to possible extortion. When placing a child in that type of environment, more than likely they become that environment. It opens doors for them to become unresponsive to necessary treatment. This leads to a bigger problem.
It is debated that juveniles are committing more serious and violent crimes because the youth think they can get off easy and take advantage of the system put in place. Those in favor of youth offenders being tried as adults believe that as juveniles are punished to the full extent of the law, future youth offender will think twice before committing a criminal act. In support of this, seventy-five percent of the transferred juveniles interviewed by Redding and Fuller (2004) felt that their experiences in the adult criminal justice system had taught them the serious consequences of committing crimes. As one juvenile explained, “[Being tried as an adult] showed me it’s not a game anymore. Before, I thought that since I’m a juvenile I could do just about anything and just get 6 months if I got
In my opinion the film is biased, but I do agree with the fact that the kid prison system is corrupt. I disagree with the fact that at the age of 16 or 17 you can be tried as an adult in adult court, there is a reason that they have a kids court. On the other hand, I disagree with the film and the fact that there was so much talk about racial discrimination. There are over 54,000 kids in jail, and most of those 54,000 kids are not even in there for a crime. Skipping school, missing curfew, not obeying guardians rules, sneaking out, etc. are all reasons that kids are sent to jail.
Kids are Kids-Until They Commit Crimes Summary Response The article, “Kids are Kids-Until They Commit Crimes” by Marjie Lundstrom, is about how kids are charged as adults in America’s courts. The courts started charging kids as adults for their crimes. 12 year old Lionel Tate was charged with first-degree murder as an adult. Also, 14 year old Thomas A. Preciado stabbed a mini mart clerk to death. He was also tried as an adult.
Currently, in America, there is a debate about whether or not juveniles should be tried as adults. When it comes to trying teens in court as adults. Some say stop trying them as adults and try them as juveniles, others say they must be tried as adults when they commit adult crimes. I believe that teens should be held accountable for their actions and tried as adults. If minors who commit violent crimes were tried as adults and punished the same way as adults are, the number of violent crimes committed by the youths of our generation would decline dramatically.