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.
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.
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..
The Juvenile Justice guidebook for Legislators suggest that “ Without treatment, the child may continue on a path of delinquency and eventually adult crime. Effective assessments of and comprehensive responses to court-involved juveniles with mental health needs can help break this cycle and produce healthier young people who are less likely to act out and commit crimes”. In a case, the jurors and prosecutors should at least be aware that if it was the mental disorder that caused or influenced them to kill, it could have been avoided. Through effective treatment the juvenile could have been able to break the cycle of a future criminal history. It should be taken into consideration that not all the time is juveniles associated with type of fundamental
This quote talks about the number one way court systems chose to handle delinquents, which one can use to describe the juvenile court system and its punishments. One can also correlate this quote with the other one above, which talks about how juvenile systems work primarily with the idea of family. This quote enables one to prove that jail time only makes a child more likely to turn to criminal activities. Thus, allowing for one to prove a rebuttal wrong in saying prison teaches a child a lesson, which needs to learned and corrected. When in reality, adult prisons teach a child how to commit more crimes by turning their backs against the court systems.
They would learn for the future. If they were not harshly punished and tried for adult consequences, they may not learn and take a life again which leads to the argument, “if you put the kid in prison, you’re taking his future, and everything he has going good for him away”. This concern has an obvious response. Nathaniel Abraham not only murdered and took a life and future that wasn’t his, but this is permanent. If he spends a decent portion of his life in prison, that may only be temporary.
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.
In addition, in the article “Delinquent youth in corrections: Medicaid and reentry into the community,Gupta Ravindra talks about how the juvenile delinquent isn’t given mental help to be readmitted into the community. Thus leads to the assumption that