Juvenile Delinquency

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Juvenile delinquency is a controversial topic when it comes to fighting for the juvenile’s interest in rehabilitating the juvenile; or, withdrawing from the interest for being a juvenile does not mean a juvenile deserves a slap on the wrist, for a crime done is a crime committed no matter if it is an adult or juvenile. Thus, 1.7 million juveniles under the age of 18 from crimes of loitering to murder are arrested each year (Siegel, Welsh, 2014). Subsequently, in the role of an assistant district attorney in the case of Shatiek being waived to the adult court is plausible because at the age of 15 years old, Shatiek’s is aware of his actions and thoughts. Though, his environment and upbringing are unfortunate, it does not excuse Shatiek to be excused from adult court in the crime committed of killing the victim. For the victim, is a son, a brother, a father to someone as Shatiek is to his mother and brothers. Moreover, given the age, history, and gravity of offense of Shatiek, one can consider that waiving the case to adult court as first-degree murder is premeditated. Shatiek willingly and knowingly caused the death of the victim with a deadly weapon. The victim and Shatiek are in rivalry gangs against each other knowingly making it conceivable to say that the act is premeditated; in which case, the willingly action of Shatiek to point a deadly weapon at the victim is the intended factor of killing. In the role of a defense counsel in the case of Shatiek arguing for the
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