But as a child they also need a second chance and support. The kids are barely even living there life and for a mistake they will finish living it locked up in a cell. Juveniles shouldn’t be sentenced to life without parole, they deserve a chance to reflect on their actions and
As an author explained, youth are among the groups which are usually helpless and vulnerable people without the rights to express their views and opinions, that can give an explanation why young offenders are treated in more harmful and unfair ways. Stop and search is a police power, part of the Police and Criminal evidence act to stop a person who is suspected of doing something illegal. Police use and maintain authority in public, ignoring manners in which this is done. Stop and search has been a conventional and problematic tactic in this, can be highly emotive and if misused it can be harmful to the trust and confidence of young people in the police. What is worrying more than 1000 under-10s had been stopped and searched in less than five years period, including even toddlers.
When someone who commits a crime is determined to be mentally inadequate to be held accountable for the crimes they have committed, there are things that we do to charge them, but in a lesser way because of their mental capacity. Which begs the question, why are we allowing children to be sentenced to life, when their brains aren’t fully developed? When a child commits a crime we look over that, and stop seeing them as children. We shouldn’t sentence children to a life in prison when their brains are not only underdeveloped, but also missing a good portion of gray matter. In the article “Startling Finds on Teenage Brains,” by Paul Thompson, he speaks about how adolescents lose brain tissue as they mature.
In the qualitative analysis of Murray (2012), parents are both an affirmative agent of socialization and of social control. While a parent is incarcerated they are either unable to maintain their influence at all towards to their children, or can only act in a restricted capacity. By means of parent are the role models to all children. If a parent is incarcerated it could change the perception of the chid to their parents. Bestowing to The Pew Charitable Trusts (2010), parents who go to prison or jail are unable to provide financially for their children while they are incarcerated, and due to the loss of income and institutionalized stigma that come with being incarcerated, they often have difficulty finding sustainable employment once they
One way to discipline delinquents or to remove them from society is to incarcerate them. Being surrounded by inmates whom you cannot relate to, not only on a mental level, but on a level of criminal activity is not the ideal setting for a juvenile to be placed in. When this occurs, youth then have to find ways to protect themselves. Which can result to further deviant behavior. "Studies have shown that continuing delinquent youth in correctional facilites will return to the same adverse environment".
Using this method to control a youth’s behavior or for a disciplinary reason is very common. Experts conclude this practice is both widespread and underreported. Staff use solitary confinement as a security management tool; until more effective solutions are available and implemented, youth will continue to experience substantial negative repercussions of being confined in a solitary cell. Facility staff need effective and easily-implementable alternatives they can use. Some of the psychological distress from spending time in confinement can lead to instances of self-harm, suicide,
The at-risk youth population is already functioning at a disadvantage to other youth in more affluent communities and socioeconomic groups. The writers for the Journal of Sport & Social Issues, Brian Wilson and Philip White, state, “Implicit in the more progressive approaches is a recognition that contemporary at-risk youth differ from less vulnerable youth because of their deeply inscribed senses of powerlessness and dislocation from stable social support networks” (4). This causes a serious cost to the stakeholder while having long-term negative effects of on the at-risk youth. Preventative solutions are imperative to overcome this growing
This is a very harsh punishment especially for someone who did not commit a murder crime. Many people in prison that has commited a murder crime or second degree murder and is offer life with parole, which is not fair. Committing a crime does deserve some type of punishment but punishing a young child for life in prison is not fair. Yes, the child should be punished for the crime they committed but it should not be a curel punishment, but a reasonable punishment. Also, by a child being in prison at a young age will reduces the child from graduating high school or even college.
May says that Scared Straight speaks to a particular complexity compared to other intervention programs (2014). Unlike similar projects, that endeavor to prevent the delinquent from re-offending through other treatments such as therapy, and support from peers/family, Scared Straight tries to pull youths away from becoming a juvenile delinquent by showing them the harsh reality of what it is like to be incarcerated. The delinquent is shown the adult prison and given a tour, in which they receive direct exposure and an experience with convicted felons on a very personal level. The program speculated that these young people will be frightened into living a life with no future criminal activity
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.