In today 's society, there is always stereotypes about juveniles not just the fact that they have committed a crime at any point of their life, indeed by the drug influence, background, or race. In an article called 'It seems that we can only be interesting if we are smoking, snorting or stabbing ', it stated, that “One stereotype of young people today is that they are all thieving, knife-carrying, troublemakers who waste most of their time dossing about”(Dominique Mitchell.) Judging them to expeditious to even realize if there was an explanation for all of this nonsense. Adults seem to exaggerate in any case as police officers can pull you off from the streets because of the way you dress. In any case, there have been news reports that indicate how people distinguish us and anticipate juveniles or non-juveniles presuming they are a threat to society.
As societal crime rate continues to escalate, the epidemic of homicides and mass murders remains a prevalent social problem. Thus, the emergence of serial killers has caused alarm among many criminologists and psychologists. Serial killers usually have an impulsive desire to kill for no particular reason, which makes it difficult for law enforcement and criminal professionals to understand their motives. Thus, the motives of serial killers have led to heated debates and challenged the nature vs. nurture theory. Many scientists believe that serial killers are genetically incline to commit murders, while criminologists associate violent crimes to childhood and surroundings.
It happens because people think they are doing the right thing by hurting other people. They believe that the person they are hurting was a criminal, and should punished. Most of the time, the victim is innocent and wrongly accused. People become angry and start using violence to inflict pain onto the person they are beating. The people behave this way due to peer pressure, and following the crowd around them.
Duncan’s case is infamous because of the murder and Beckstrand is eager to try his case. Humes illustrates that juveniles like Duncan are entitled to unlimited delays in the juvenile system. Duncan represents a teenager who seems to not care about his actions or the process of the juvenile court system. Beckstrand is faced with challenges of locating her start witness and arguing the case of Ronald Duncan. Hume is illustrating in the first chapter that there are people working to fight against the broken system, but because of the lack of resources, people such as Duncan will not receive a punishment suitable for their
Advocates often repeat, but truly misunderstand brain research on this issue”(Jenkins). This matters because the teens need to act in a maturely matter if they don’t want to end up in jail for the rest of their lives. This means that the teens are being convicted as if they were adults because they are committing serious crimes. That being said, that is not good for the country because the death rate and the juvenile rate keeps on increasing which is costing many lives of innocent people. I believe that juveniles or adults that commit serious crimes should be put in jail with life sentenced without
In this essay, I will be arguing that juveniles should be tried as adults in cases like murder. I believe juveniles should be tried as an adult because as human beings, we are in a state of mind, even if we are not fully developed, the victim's family will be in total grief and if they aren’t tried as an adult they will not understand the full consequence and will perform more crime and if they are tried as an adult will better themselves in prison. Juveniles should be tried as an adult because they are in a state of mind, meaning they know right from wrong even if they’re not fully developed age wise. Thompson states, “Even though normal teens are experiencing a wildfire of tissue loss in their brain, that does not remove the accountability”.
Teenagers in society today are committing crimes and thinking that they are just going to get a slap on the wrist but what they do not know is that these judges are now making examples out of them. The judges are now taking the crimes these juveniles are committing more serious than before and sometimes. Some judges are giving juveniles a break and giving them probation or letting them go on parole but putting stipulations on the probation like them must complete certain treatment programs, take certain class (anger management) to help them control their problems they are having (Young, Farrell & Taxman, 2013). Race plays a huge part in society when dealing with juveniles and them receiving a certain punishment (Morgan, 2014). For example,
Many have argued that teens should not be tried as adults because of having an immaturity to them and an underdeveloped brain in which influences the rational thinking of a teen. Although these arguments are very reasonable, to say that teens are not aware of their crimes, would only invalidate their statements. Juveniles are aware of their wrongdoings and they choose to commit foul play on innocent lives. These perpetrators had an intent to kill someone, they did so to feel satisfaction or to perhaps seek approval of someone. Furthermore, if teen killers are tried as adults, they should also be given the opportunity of liberation once they turn of age.
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.
Today, there is a worrying trend of increased violence in schools that involves the use of guns. The natures of these crimes have resulted in loss of many innocent lives. While people are still trying to come to terms with the heinous nature of these crimes and devastating consequences of their aftermath, there is a widespread debate that rages on, on what could be the solution to this crisis (Anderson 504). Numerous ideas have been suggest including arming teachers and other civilians in schools to enhance protection and reducing the number of firearms that are in the hands of the public (Baltimore Sun 505; Anderson 504). Among the various potential solutions that have been debated, limiting the number of firearms available to public is probably the best solution for addressing the current wave of crime in learning institutions.
Violence and Racism have erupted like a volcano in our society. Not only has it become a problem with the public, it has now become a problem in law enforcement. The very people who protect the public are mistreating citizens of their own country. Racist police brutality has become a controversial topic of modern times, with police killing innocent citizens. The stories have kept popping up so much that is starting to be recognized as a major problem.
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