“… 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” (Garinger, paragraph 6). This quote proves that juveniles are different and can change their way. They can choose to no longer be seen as a threat but as another normal juvenile. As I said in the beginning, juveniles do not deserve life sentences, they are biologically different from adults and can change with the right help. Their brain’s are still developing and they see life differently from adults.
Juvenile Justice Should juveniles get treated as adults that’s one of the biggest controversy in our nation now days, with many juveniles committing crimes that are inconceivable according to their age. Judges have the last word on how to treat this young people. Many people argue that “the teens that are under eighteen are only kids, they won’t count them as young adults, not until they commit crimes. And the bigger the crime, the more eager this people are to call them adults” (Lundstrom 87). This is why people can’t come to a decision as how these young people should be treated like.
Kids aren’t allowed to do certain things because you need to be an adult, so the same rules should be applied we it comes to give children jail time. That’s why I am against trying kids as adults. As a kid growing up your body is going through many emotions, so being put in an adult jail can really mess you up physically and mentally. A famous neurologist named Sarah-Jayne Blakemore states that a teens brain isn’t fully developed enough to make any type of decisions and that teens brains can’t put themselves in an adults point of view. She says that teens only care about their own point of view on things.
The controversy that surrounds adolescent punishment in the United States is constantly being justified. In numerous cases, the subject of the prison sentence among these young individuals who break the law is always being argued about and whether it serves justice. Ultimately, keeping juveniles in prison for the rest their life and not giving them a chance to live freely as a better person after time was served is unethical and causing taxpayers millions of dollars. To be a teenager is a point in life that the majority of the
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.
Juveniles in prison face increased violence and sexual abuse, and are at much higher risks of committing suicide than juveniles in juvenile prisons. In addition, the number of released prisoners that turn back to crime is much higher for those that were juveniles in adult prisons. Juveniles will face the consequences of their actions in juvenile prisons, but will also be given a second chance to change their lives through rehabilitation. It is time to stop failing this nation’s juveniles and build a system that benefits not only these children, but society as a whole through the end of a vicious criminal
The offenses that trigger the juveniles to be tried as an adult are generally, again, murder and rape. Some may think that juveniles being tried as an adult is unfair and foolish due to the accused’s age. Teens are more irresponsible, immature, and receptive to everything around us than adults. It is common for teens to mess up more than adults because their lack of knowledge and wisdom. Do I think juveniles being tried as adults is fai?
In 2010 juveniles were rebellious there where many cases where a teen was robbing and getting into fights. a case came up of a 14 year old girl she committed a crime where she got into a serious fight with one of her friends . She is now facing life in prison without parole. It is wrong to hold children as adults when they haven’t reached the age limit to be considered an “adult”. Children are not permitted the same rights and responsibilities an adult has.
Teenagers Should Be Treated as Adults According to Temple University professor Laurence Steinberg in his article “Juveniles in the Justice System : New Evidence from Research on Adolescent Development,” as many as 200,000 youths under the age of eighteen are tried as adults each year in the United States. Is this the best way of dealing with young offenders? As reported in a recent ABC New Poll, fifty- five percent of American adults believe the answer is yes (Sussman). There are however, clearly two sides to the issue of juvenile justice. Starting back in the 1700s in America, the juvenile justice system was punitive and unjust.
There is evidence that juvenile girls are treated more severely by police, caseworkers, lawyers, and judges (Thibodeau, 2002). Overall, the juvenile justice system has evolved over the years to accommodate male delinquents, as they have typically been the majority of incarcerated children. As well as being in the minority, girls have been viewed throughout the years as being “wayward”, but not criminal like male delinquents (Thibodeau, 2002). Male juvenile delinquents have historically had several avenues for rehabilitation, including boarding schools, job placement, and reporting centers ( Green, 2017). Female delinquents are more likely to be