Twenty-six year old Christopher Harper-Mercer was a student enrolled in the Umpqua Community College. He shot eight students and injured 9 others. Harper committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. It was at 10:38 a.m. that the first call for 911 was made. Students said that the shooting began where the English and writing classes were located.
Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin were sitting at Damien’s house when the cops came and apprehended them. Jessie Misskelley was picked up at school. Most people are still trying to figure out if the three boys are guilty or innocent. One will learn about Jessie’s trial vs. Damien and Jason’s trial. The only reason they were convicted with murdering the three 8 year old boys was due to their differences with the rest of society.
The following night, two of those same Family members plus one more murdered supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife at their home. It took the police several months to find out who was responsible for the murders. Manson and his family were actually arrested on the suspicion that they had vandalized part of Death Valley National Park. It was not until later that the police realized that Manson and his followers were responsible for the murders. On January 25, 1971, Charles Manson was found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy for directing the homicides of the Tate and LaBianca victims.
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.
Most of these crimes included murder or aggravated sexual assault. Most if not all of these children were sent to TJJD or given a determinant sentence as they were tried as an adult. The youngest offender I was exposed to was 10 years old. He was sent to TJJD and wont be released for another five to six years. When he is released the state will have to determine what they plan to do.
The definition of youth gangs has been hotly debated worldwide. A commonly accepted definition was developed by a group of researchers, stating that, ‘A street gang is any durable, street-oriented youth group whose involvement in illegal activity is part of its group identity’ (Klein and Maxson, 2006: 4) (3). Many young adults have joined gangs because of various reasons but some of the main reasons usually are, growing up in abusive/single parent households, low-income societies or simply because of certain peer’s they hang out with at school. Although parents are the primary source of influence and attention in children’s early years, between ages 8 and 14 children seek a stable peer group (4). Because some children hang out with bad influences they begin to feel comfortable and their peers encourage them to continue to have bad habits then as they grow the bad habits escalate and they begin to get involved in more serious crimes.
On December 18, 1992, a minor was arrested and charged with first degree murder of his parents and was sentenced to life in prison. Jacob Ind, 15, a high-school freshman from Woodland Park, near Colorado Springs was arrested for brutally murdering his mother Pamela and step-father Kermode Jordan in the evening of December 17, 1992. The incident took place in the family home some time before midnight. The boy stabbed and shot the deceased couple multiple times in the torso and the head, with a .357 caliber revolver, which belonged to Kermode Jordan. It is believed he had an accomplice but the person has not been identified yet, thus making Jacob the prime suspect.
He killed two students and wounded a third before shooting his algebra teacher in the back. Three years later, April of 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold launched their infamous attack on Columbine High, Colorado, the slaughtering had continued. Threw the thirty-two killed and seventeen wounded by Seung- Hui Cho in Virginia Tech in 2007. What Gladwell has believed that “school shootings mostly involve young white men”, they were scattered instances of gunmen or bombers that has attacked schools in the years before Barry Loukaitis but had been lower profile. Eric Harris was a classic psychopath, Gladwell mentioned.
Their hatred for school brought them closer together. No one knew that their friendship would be deadly. Columbine High School was filled with your average teenagers, but little did they know they had two very troubled and dangerous teens steaming up a plan to murder over half of the high school. On April 20, 1999 thirteen poor innocent teens went about their day not knowing they would be meeting their fate that day along with Eric and Dylan committing suicide. Two troubled teens ruined so many lives in just a couple of hours.
Introduction DONE On December 14, 2012, the Sandy Hook Elementary School experienced a horrific mass shooting, one of the worst in the United States. I am integrating Rational Choice Theory, Social Bonding Theory, and the Biosocial Theory in hopes to better understand the perpetrators motivations for committing such an elaborate crime. I will provide direct comparisons to the event and theory while also including the strengths and weaknesses of each when integrating to get a more accurate assimilation. Current Event DONE The second deadliest mass-shooting caused by a single person occurred on December 14, 2012, around 9:35 in the morning. Twenty innocent children, six adults, and the gunman’s mother all lost their lives in this fatal shooting
Exposing young inexperienced offenders to the harsh reality of adult jail leave juveniles open to being negatively influenced by older inmates. The juvenile justice system is the right place to handle at risk teens and younger juveniles. Adult jails are for those who are able to vote. There is no state were a seven-year-old child can vote. The programs offered in a juvenile detention center are tailored to the needs of juveniles.
Within minutes, twenty of Sandy Hook’s first graders – 6 and 7 year olds – were killed in their classrooms. The school’s principal and psychologist were among the six staff members who died trying to protect the children in their care. The most recent shooting to come to mind is the Umpqua Community College Shooting that took place on October 1, 2015 at the UCC campus near Roseburg, Oregon, United States. Christopher Harper-Mercer, a 26-year-old student enrolled at the school, fatally shot an assistant professor and eight students in a classroom. Nine other students were injured.
There also mandatory waivers in few states which require juvenile court judges to automatically transfer a youth 's case to adult criminal court for certain offenses or because of the age or prior record of the offender. Lastly, in some states; there are age of majority statutes which automatically prosecute sixteen and/or seventeen years old depending on the state as adults (Campaign for Youth