Ethos is a rhetorical device authors use to establish their credibility to speak authoritatively on a topic. To strengthen their arguments, they also use logos, or logical arguments and scientific data, and pathos to create an emotional reaction in the audience. In the ERWC Juvenile Justice unit, four different authors, with four different levels of ethos, discuss whether or not juveniles who have been charged with murder should be tried as adults in the adult court system. Most argue that minors should be tried in the juvenile court system, while one demands that adolescents who massacre innocent victims spend the rest of their lives in prison. After closely reading each author’s opinion, it is clear that Lundstrom has the most ethos in
Crimes are happening around us whether we pay attention to them or not. Those crimes as dangerous as murder are committed by all ages but should younger criminal in their juvenile age received the same punishment as older criminals. On June 25, 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that juveniles committed murder could not be sentenced to life in prison because it violates the Eighth Amendment. (On-Demand Writing Assignment Juvenile Justice) Advocates on the concurring side believes that mandatory life in prison is wrong and should be abolish. However, the dissenting side believe that keeping the there should be a life in prison punishment for juvenile who commit heinous crime regardless of their age.
Juveniles this age don’t even have a fully developed brain and also can’t fully understand the circumstances they’re in. Juveniles can be good kids inside and out, but if they somehow manage to be involved in a heinous crime, they suffer the chance of being incarcerated for up to life. With that being said, courts should not be given the power to grant juveniles with adult sentences because the environment around adult prisons are far too violent for people under the age of 18, therefore, proposition 21 of 2000 and other sentence enhancements should be abolished to lessen the severity of juveniles’ punishments and instead give them a bigger chance at rehabilitation. When juveniles receive such harsh sentences, such as sentences adding up to the majority of their life in prison or their life as a whole, more often than not they tend to lose hope. They really don’t have much to look forward to.
However, the life of the person was spent lonely without the family that implies the no meaningful use in the life. The story ’15 to life: Kenneth’s Story’ is based upon the child or juvenile injustice to the imprisonment for their commitment of crimes. The structure of the film is that the crime committed by a person in his childhood or being the juvenile, and about the impact of crime in the remaining part of his life in the prison and whether his life is changed after the imprisonment. The main thesis of the film is developed on taking consideration of the rules and laws of the U.S and their justice towards the juveniles. The Kenneth Young after imprisonment trying to set free from prison since he is rehabilitated.
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 should be trialed as adults because they cannot commit more crime when they are in jail, hey cannot commit worse crimes, and itm is safer for the community. I think that juveniles who are under 18 should get trialed as adults. In 2012 the supreme court ruled that Juveniles under the age of 18 can not receive a life sentence or be put to death without parole (lauck). But what if some one under 18 committed a crime that a 23 year old committed why should one get life or be put to death while the other one gets a smack on the wrist and gets away scot free, the under aged person can be just as bad as someone who is over 18. I think that juveniles under the age of 18 should be trialed as adults My reason for why I think that juveniles should be trialed as adults is when the juvenile gets out in 6 years after he/she committed a first degree murder which he should have gotten life for, who to say that he won't commit another
There are other alternatives beside adult court for juveniles who commit serious crimes. Many minors who commit serious crimes and are put into adult jails under complete lockdown are driven to insanity, provided not all the children who killed did it just because; for a lot of them it was self-defense, and if you put them in a separate section in juvenile hall with other kids who committed crimes like their own then they can have positive interaction but still be kept under lock and key. Should those youth who were protecting themselves be condemned to living in solitude for the rest of their lives for defending his/her self? There are always alternative choices. There is always a right and a wrong even if the lines are blurred.
The justice system in the United States of America is not fair. Michelle Alexander writes a great article “Locked Up In America” describing how people gets into the justice system and how their life is when coming out of jail. People that are convicted of any crime they are labeled as criminals and felons. Criminals does not get properly punished for their crimes if they did they wouldn’t be so many people going in and out of jail. The justice system should have different ways of punishing a person according to the crime they commit, just by putting them in jail and assuming that is going to change them is not a good way of going about that.
However there are some disadvantages on releasing them so soon without at least a couple of days behind bars because then they’ll think they got away with what they did and they’ll begin to do it again and not learn from what their crime was. Studies have shown that letting juveniles get away with the crime isn't the best thing to do they keep committing the crime again and again. Another disadvantage is the rate of crime in the society give juveniles a second chance or should they not?! \ Although juveniles should not be in jail they should be put into an academy. Jail cells can be a bit solitary and confined, and are intended to be a punishment for adults not teenagers.
“The most recent estimates suggest that between 200,000 and 300,000 youths under the age of 18 reach adult court each year through this mechanism alone,” (Chambliss 135). This is showing that there is a large group of kids that are being tried as adults by the adult court. Therefore, they must have some reasons. One major reason is that the safety of the society should be important than the benefits a child can receive in juvenile courts (Youthful 1). Second the rate of reoffending is lower if placed in an adult court and prison then if tried as an child .