A person generally knows what society accepts as right and wrong by the time they are a teenager. They also know that violating those societal values has certain punishments. Juveniles are not so smart to not exploit their age as a way of abrogating their responsibility for their actions. It appears that our justice system has bought into that particular fallacy. It is my opinion that when a person is mentally capable of understanding both the law and morality that they are capable of being, and should be, tried as an adult.
Juvenile Transfer to Adult Court Introduction Children represent the future. They are greatest resources and the hope for a much better tomorrow. In the other side, some people think that youngsters invoke concern, since some kids lack self-control, ethics and morals. Those kids usually ended up in our criminal justice system. There are special courts inside our criminal justice system designed for delinquent juvenile offenders.
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.
She uses emotional appeal rather than concrete facts, such as “they are less mature, more vulnerable to peer pressure, cannot escape from the dangerous environments, and their characters are still in formation. And because they remain unformed, it is impossible to assure that they will always present an unacceptable risk to public safety.”(6) She uses loaded language to create an emotional response to her readers, creating sympathy for the juveniles. She also claims that, “as a former juvenile court judge, I have seen firsthand the enormous capacity of children to change and turn themselves around. The same malleability that makes them vulnerable to peer pressure also makes them promising candidates for rehabilitation.”(8) This makes the reader believe that, despite the heinous crimes the juveniles committed, they are still able to change. Gail Garinger’s claim of minors not receiving life sentences for the fact that they have the ability to change by using emotional responses in the reader makes her article the least credible.
Not many kids commit these critical crimes, but most of the ones that do, need someone to help and listen to them. Because of how rarely kids commit these serious crimes you wouldn’t need a whole building, just a small segment that offers the help they need. In an adult jail the kid cannot interact with anyone and cannot be housed with anyone, but if they had the an area sectioned off, then the kids would be able to have that correspondence with others An annex in the juvenile hall, especially for young adults who committed major crimes would be a good alternative to keeping, already unstable, minors in jail where they will be engulfed in complete silence and seclusion. Kids who commit dire crimes are a lot of the time sent to Adult jail, which catapults already fragile kids spiraling towards insanity, so an area set apart for just the serious cases will really help those kids feel safe and give them the protection they need while also keeping them away from the community. I believe this to be a great alternative to sending kids to go live, and die, in
If teenagers start learning from a young age about crime and how their life might be if they continue through that path they might change it around for themselves. Since there are some that are just somewhere at the wrong time or hangout with the wrong crowd and get sucked into somewhere they would have never imagined. Then they get labeled as a criminal and they themselves start believing they are one as well, and they start becoming something they never thought they would be. Another reason I decide to choose this was for myself to become more aware of the programs that are available to inmates and to help them in any way to get educated and they could believe in themselves as
In today’s society we depend on our youth because they are faces of the future and we need the best from them. Many of our youths come from delinquent neighborhoods and are more likely to adapt to that area. The term delinquency its self is broad term because how can we classify a youth as being delinquent if they never had a chance to be successful. Most youths that are sent to detention centers are sent because how they act in the home place, school, or out on the street. But how is it possible to send a child to a detention if they are mentally ill?
After taking in and considering all three variables, an individual decides to violate the law based on the benefits of the crime. Most juveniles or children are considered to be rational decision makers when it comes to committing crimes (Welsh Siegel,64).They weigh in whether they believe what they do will be noticed by guardians and choose where to commit crimes (Welsh Siegel, 64). Potential lawbreakers look for easy targets before striking. When there are more teenagers willing to commit a crime than there are activities, the number of willing teens ready to commit a crime tends to increase (Welsh Siegel, 65). Name of second theory
By repealing the juvenile justice system we can put in a new system that will work. Nothing beneficial is coming from it and juveniles do not gain the understanding that actions have a consequence. If juveniles who commit crimes began to face trial adults, receiving life sentences or several years, crime would begin to decrease. These minors feel they can do anything because they are young. Our society needs to come forward to teach our children a better way of living.
Psychologically juveniles have uncomplete identities and they are influenced by society where they belonged. Legally, if un-perfect identity who is huge influenced by society committed crime, the society has more responsible than individual for that crime. “Even if young person committed crime once, this society should prevent growing him up as a criminal. This society has responsibility for reformation of young man to a good man. That is the Juveniles Law’s will” (Bernard).