He got a life sentence which he deserved because he killed a defenseless toddler maybe for jealousy but whatever the case may be, it 's kids like this who are old enough to know what they’re doing but still do it. I don’t believe it when people say that the kids brain is not fully developed, although it is true but it 's developed enough to know from right and wrong and if a 13 year old kid doesn’t know right or wrong then they need help. In the story “On Punishment and Teen Killers” by Jennifer Jenkins explains that “a teenager murdered her and her husband...she was pregnant with their first child. She begged for the life of her unborn child as he shot her. He reported to a friend, who testified at his trial about his ‘thrill kill’ that he just wanted that he just wanted to ‘see what it feels like to shoot someone.” he is serving life sentence now but how can a child be justified for something like that.
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?
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.
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.
I do not think that juveniles should be tried as adults. I believe that juveniles should have another chance after they serve their time. There are certain jurisdictions that will try juveniles as adults. The offense committed by the juvenile determines the punishment. If a juvenile committee an adult crime, then he or she can be tried as an adult.
Over one hundred illegal immigrants whom were caught and released have continued to be charged with murders. Many of the criminals had already been charged with other crimes such as drugs and drunk driving before they were landed on the homicide list (Dinan). Since they are released having known of their past, this allows them to commit worse and more crimes without fear of punishment, which only adds to the increasing crime rate of the country. Many would say that taking the past criminal immigrants out of the country would not solve the crime crisis. This is true, however, it would be decreased and the people who commit the crimes would now have a greater likelihood of being caught and punished.
This also gives them the knowledge to know how problems or crimes are dealt with under the Act. Before the Youth Criminal Justice Act children in conflict with the law were treated similar to adult criminals, often receiving harsh sentences for relatively minor
Juvenile Justice Essay In the United States, there have been many cases where a juvenile would be found guilty and be tried as an adult. There are other cases where those juveniles are tried as adult forever. I am against charging juveniles as adults when they commit violent crimes, the juveniles lose many educational opportunities and the adult system is far too dangerous for the young juveniles. Juveniles are also young kids but only the fact that they do not get the same amount of education or experience that other teens gain. According to the article The Steep Costs of Keeping Juveniles in Adult Prisons by Jessica Lahey, the author states that the juveniles “lose more than their freedom when they enter adult prisons; they lose out on the educational and
At the end of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the children whose actions were chronicled in the book committed atrocities like murder and torture. Regular children somehow did things worse than anything that they ever could have imagined back at home. This begs the question of what prompted what once were normal children to snap: the circumstances or something that was inside of them all along. The answer in my mind isn’t as simple as one or the other. A winning combination of both spurred average boys into becoming killers, because without something dark being triggered in some of the boys, no one would have even thought about the horrible things that ended up happening.
Minors should be tried as adults because they made the same mistakes as adults. If they had the guts to break the law, they should have the responsibility to face what they did. Age does not matter because it's just a number. What matters the most is for justice to be served how it's supposed to be. I feel if a child decides to make a huge life changing decision they should have to suffer the consequences.
Today, teen offenders commit serious violent crimes. They should be tried by the adult courts, which were designed to deal with those crimes. Placing juveniles, along with everybody else, no matter the age, in adult circumstances is necessary. As a closing, criminals are criminals, no matter a juvenile. Crimes are crimes and should be punished as
There are many victims of unfortunate circumstances in the world today, yet some of these results could have been easily avoided. In the novel, Just Mercy, the author Bryan Stevenson addresses many cases in which children under the age of 18 are incarcerated within the adult criminal justice system. By treating children as adults in the criminal justice system their innocence and undeveloped person, become criminalized. These children become dehumanized and only viewed as full-fledged criminals and as a result society offers no chance sympathy towards them. Stevenson argues that children tried as adults have become damaged and traumatized by this system of injustice.
In one state the age of consent is 18 so a 17 year old there having sex with a 25 year old man would be illegal, but if you go to another state with a consent of age 16 it would okay to have sex with that 25 year old man. If we are to do this then we all should be equal with the law and not based on each state. Also stating that some minors are more mature and logical than others. Depending on the youth, some can give understanding consent. A minor might understand enough to make this very large step with full a mature aspect about sex.
Juveniles in the Justice System Murder is a serious crime and thus deserves a serious penalty. The consequences of their crime can be jail time, or in the most severe cases, death. The question that can arise is this: should a child or teenager be tried as an adult? Are they emotionally mature enough to understand what they have done and deal with the very real, adult ramifications? According to the Supreme Court, the sentencing of juveniles to life in prison constitutes cruel and usual punishment; which is illegal as referenced in the Eighth Amendment.
It is debated that juveniles are committing more serious and violent crimes because the youth think they can get off easy and take advantage of the system put in place. Those in favor of youth offenders being tried as adults believe that as juveniles are punished to the full extent of the law, future youth offender will think twice before committing a criminal act. In support of this, seventy-five percent of the transferred juveniles interviewed by Redding and Fuller (2004) felt that their experiences in the adult criminal justice system had taught them the serious consequences of committing crimes. As one juvenile explained, “[Being tried as an adult] showed me it’s not a game anymore. Before, I thought that since I’m a juvenile I could do just about anything and just get 6 months if I got