A 17 year old made the decision to drive drunk and killed an innocent live and since he can't get life in jail or be put to death he will get out in a few years, and what does this mean for the community, who's to say that he won't make another dumb decision that could kill someone else or himself. If juveniles who killed someone were sentenced to life in jail or sentenced to death it would make the community safer because then they will know that someone who has done something extremely bad wouldn't be able to do anything like that ever again, it would be safer the community and the citizens within it. When they get out of jail they can get mad at someone and possibly kill them, i think that when the supreme court made the rule that juveniles under 18 cannot be put to death or have a life sentence they should have also thought of peoples safety not about how anyone under 18 has their whole life ahead of
As a president, I would attempt to eradicate the death penalty. I would do this by letting the people know that it is a risk to have the death penalty because an innocent person could get convicted because he/she was at the wrong place at the wrong time making it look like he/she is guilty. I would also say that being in prison for life is worse than being put out of your misery, and if some were a serial killer I would want them to do the most time in prison they could have. With this information hopefully the people would reconsider how inhumane the death penalty
It has given more of a story to show and probably has changed many people’s mind about it. The moral capability of it is extremely important and I understand that but if you brutally murder two kids why would you only be held in prison for life. I think that if there is a death row case it should be someone with a good lawyer, not someone with no experience and will lose the case. They deserve a higher court system rather than a small town court.
There is no way to know what exactly death feels like, but it's an indisputable fact that the process before an execution can have extreme effects on a prisoner's mental health. How would you feel if you knew you were to be executed in 72 hours time? Not only do executions affect the convict, but also society as a whole. During the 17th and 18th centuries people became so used to public hangings that eventually they came to enjoy the display.
I don’t want more crime just because people have stricter gun laws. Taking away guns may cause people to go to other ways of committing violent crimes. I also think if we have don’t have more gun control laws, then gun deaths would reduce dramatically. American children under age 15 were nine times more likely to die of a gun accident than children in other advanced wealthy countries. About 200 Americans go to emergency rooms every day with gunshot wounds (Frum).
They also think that they should have to pay for their actions and face the consequences for killing an innocent person or people. Although giving someone a life sentence is a financial burden for the state that the person is being held in, most americans feel it's something they are willing to pay extra for on taken to ensure the safety of their homes and where they live. When holding someone on death row it costs the state over 1 million dollars per person and that money is usually taken out of taxes or government money. Over all death penalty supporters feel like keeping a killer alive with there tax money isn't fair to them and they shouldn't get the satisfaction of living their own life even if its a crappy one cause they took that from somebody
This power and freedom have caused other people to lose their freedom. With the prevalence of mass shootings in our free country, we need to enact tough, strict laws on guns to prevent any of this from happening again. The occurrence of these mass shootings relates on how fast it takes to possess a firearm. Stricter laws may increase the amount of time it takes to buy a gun. Although, 2nd Amendment activists believe that gun control is unconstitutional, thus delaying Congress to enact any laws.
The death penalty has also put innocent people to death. Approximately one hundred and thirty innocent people have been put to death by the death penalty since 1973 (Ethics, 2018). Housing inmates for life would contribute to the overcrowding problem, but financially the death penalty does not make sense. Solving the problem of mandatory minimum sentences, the war on drugs, three strikes laws and other failures of the prison system would make room for life inmates and not use the death penalty. The cost is extremely high, and it is not worth the risk.
This evidence shows how teenagers do not think properly just like young teens, they have a completely different mindset. They do may not think of the consequences, or may have a weaker mental barrier to block all the hate or stress. The brain is “not yet adults” so we should not treat teens as such. The sentencing of life in prison without parole is the same as just taking someone’s life and turning them into a lifeless being. Even worse is if they give them a 20 year sentence and they are back on the street without a high school diploma, college degree, or education.
Although prior problems may also affect the reasons for suicidal ideations of adolescents, it is suspected that factors such as social workers workload, the crowding of the foster homes and the surroundings of the foster homes could possibly play a role in adolescents not receiving the proper help that they need. For instanced, it is noted that the recommended number of cases of social worker should have is seventeen, however in some states social workers could have twice or even three times more cases than the recommended seventeen. Also, 80-90% of foster care cases can be linked back to substance abuse. By knowing this information America, there should be new improvements with the way that substance abuse is treated. If repremations were made pertaining to substance abuse, and the treatment of social workers, the amount of adolescents in foster care would decrease, and the foster care system would in fact better itself due to new strict regulations on how many cases a social worker can handle at a time.
The existing child protection system is a derivative of the Children Act 1989 which was introduced to reform and explain clearly the laws of child protection. It defines the meaning of ‘harm’ as impairment of health which could manifest itself by mental or physical illness; impaired development such as emotional, social, physical, intellectual or behavioural; and ill-treatment such as mental or physical abuse(NSPCC, 2012). NSPCC inform. (2012). An introduction to child protection legislation in the UK .
Inmates should be allowed to fight their stay in solitary confinement. Even throughout the prison system inmates still hold their Rights to be heard. A well-presented case against a stay in solitary confinement should be heard and it should also determine whether the inmate needs to continue being in solitary or not. Solitary confinement is effective but cruel at the same time, this can cause many problems such as lawsuits, possible deaths or mental illnesses from the prisoners who have stayed in solitary. The inmates who have stayed in solitary confinement have a right to appeal, just the same way these individuals have a right to appeal their conviction they can also appeal and fight against their stay in solitary confinement.
“I found solitary confinement the most forbidding aspect of prison life. There is no end and no beginning; there is only one's mind, which can begin to play tricks. Was that a dream or did it really happen? One begins to question everything. ”This is a quote from Nelson Mandela who spent 27 years in prison and many of those years in solitary confinement.