Pros And Cons Of Justice For Juveniles

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Justice for Juveniles “Approximately 2,570 children are sentenced to juvenile life without parole or "JLWOP" in the United States.” (END JUVENILE LIFE, para. 1). Juveniles should have an appropriate trial prior to a life in prison. Some observe life punishment as justice in our country. However, sentencing teenagers to a life in prison without a proper trial is not justice but cruel punishment. Multiple citizens may believe it is best for America’s safety to have these individuals in jail for life. On the other hand, we should focus on what is best for the country as a whole. This may include giving a second chance to those who have committed crimes in the past. Adolescents should not be sentenced to life in prison without a proper trial, due to their maturity level, they will change as adults and should be given a second chance. Not every teenager is innocent because of their maturity level, but it plays a role in their actions. Research shows that, “adolescents are less mature than adults in ways that make them more impulsive, more short-sighted and more susceptible to peer influence, all…show more content…
They do not think about the consequences before they get involved in the wrong situation. Although they are responsible for their actions they are still under their parent and deserve a fair trial. Also, teenagers will change when they are older adults. This does not mean that they should not be punished to jail time but should prove their responsibility before released. By showing they have changed into a responsible adult, they have proven that they will not participate in the same events. Lastly, Juvenile should be given a second chance. One mistake and their life is over. Put your place in their shoes, after many years in jail, relaying the same event over and over. You regret the decision because it cost your life. Would you want a second chance on living your

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