It 's really their choice. If the youth of today wants to break the law; then they should be required to take whatever punishment they deserve, and be tried as adults. They are mature enough to know what’s relatively right and wrong. I think that partially the Act is promoting youth to commit crimes without having the slightest fear of consequences since there are no harsh sentences. 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.
Juveniles Justice Juveniles who are criminals being sentenced to life without parole can be shocking to some people. I believe if a juvenile is able to commit a crime, then they are able to do the time. The article “Startling finds on Teenage Brains” talks about how the brain can be different from the time you are teens to the time you are an adult. After, considering both sides on juvenile justice it is clear that juveniles should face life without parole because they did the crime so they can do the time. Also I believe the juvenile’s age should not influence the sentence and the punishment give.
Juveniles should be charged as adult not only because of their age but because of the crime they committed. According to all cases of teen killing there is 1,300 that has been sentenced as an adult to life. Is not right to put a child behind bars because they're brain is not fully developed so they're not mature, but a crime is a crime. At the young age of 12, 13, 14 even younger kids most of them are expected to know what they want to commit themselves to to make a living. If kids are given that much responsibility and such a young age, then why can't they comprehend the consequences of violent crimes such as armed robbery and murder?
Crimes are happening around us whether we pay attention to them or not. Those crimes as dangerous as murder are committed by all ages but should younger criminal in their juvenile age received the same punishment as older criminals. On June 25, 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that juveniles committed murder could not be sentenced to life in prison because it violates the Eighth Amendment. (On-Demand Writing Assignment Juvenile Justice) Advocates on the concurring side believes that mandatory life in prison is wrong and should be abolish. However, the dissenting side believe that keeping the there should be a life in prison punishment for juvenile who commit heinous crime regardless of their age.
There are indication that most criminals have a juvenile records in the US, indicating that crime manifests from a tender age. Therefore, to reverse the incidence of crime, it follows that the best strategy is to reduce the criminal orientation in the juvenile offenders as opposed to hardening them and preparing them for criminal careers. The case of the Crossroads Juvenile Center demonstrates the willingness of the juvenile justice systems to make these changes on the children. References Day, S. (2014). Runaway Man: A Journey Back to Hope.
Some may think that kids wouldn’t be able to do a crime as bad as a grown person. On the news, internet, or social media, people see what horrible crimes some people commit, but most of those accused have one thing in common: age over 18. Some of the crimes committed are murder, rape, and others. Furthermore, there are times where juveniles, people who commit crimes under the age of 18, being tried as adults. The offenses that trigger the juveniles to be tried as an adult are generally, again, murder and rape.
If a criminal is given the chance change, how will one be completely sure if they did change or not? Lying that they have changed and are willing to turn their life around in order to remain free sounds like an easy way out. Then, they will most likely continue committing crimes because they will then know that no serious punishment will be given to them. Without the fear of going to prison for life, it will give freedom to those juveniles to continue their wrong doings. Yes some may change, but why take a risk that may lead to a
There could be a positive outcome were an obstacle can be turned into good. An example would be going to jail because it has a negative situations to positive. Going to jail might be something difficult to understand ,but let’s say someone was accused on a situation for being a liar by committing something illegal. Well going to prison for couple of months can make the person better by learning not to do bad things. A person does a crime and puts them into trouble might be difficult at first but any negative problem can be turned into positive.
First I will go on to state each opponents strongest argument and then I will go on to discuss who I feel won the debate putting my personal basis aside. Corissa’s strongest argument was that exposure to violence can cause aggression in children. Children will grow up to imitate what they see and think that violence is the norm. She justified her argument by stating the statistics of children who watch media violence compared to those who do not and stated that their long-term aspirations included being criminal or “thugs” instead of doctors a more socially expected profession. This went against Kara’s argument that there is no link between violence and children unless we were to look at other variables including mental illness or children who are exposed to
Nowadays kids are being charged as adults more and more for convicting crimes under the age of 18. Lory Reynolds stated “So many kids end up in the juvenile justice system before they’ve been able to get help.They end up getting help through the juvenile justice system, and that 's wrong. A kid shouldn 't have to commit a crime to get the help they need.” Juveniles are being convicted as adults for committing violent crimes such as assault, murder, sexual assault, etc.. There are three articles that talk whether or not juveniles should or should not be convicted as adults. Juveniles should not be convicted as adults for violent crimes because kid’s brains are not yet fully developed until they become adults.