Many people have disregarded the fact that children too can commit despicable crimes; crimes that not even adults would think about committing. Juveniles have had their era in in being able to manipulating courts to give them a lighter sentences for their so-called “mistakes”. These juveniles have made puerile excuses to try and exonerate their actions by blaming their impulses, rather than taking accountability for them. Juveniles should be tried as adults due to being aware of their crimes and having an intention to kill, however, brain development and maturity can play a role into the reason why teens kill. With being tried as an adult juveniles should be granted the opportunity of freedom pending on their rehabilitation status and if requirements
The Greasers did not have a curfew.On the other hand, not having a curfew could lead into drugs, and gangs. The Greasers did not have a curfew, and they attend drugs and having gand fights. When teens don’t accept a curfew, they will stay out as behindhand as possible, which leads to breaking the laws with friends. The article states that “Cities and towns should have curfews.A curfew allows less time to get in trouble with gangs, alcohol, and things like that.” Having a curfew leads to not dealing with illegal things. When a teen does not have a curfew, it leads to frequently seeing cops.
As a result of my study on gangs, I have discovered that the reasons people join gangs are because they have an addiction to drugs, have uncontrollable emotions, face experiences with failure and have unhealthy relationships. I agree with these causes of why people join gangs and also believe those causes can be prevented. By making good decisions, I believe people would not join a gang. Other people might say that becoming involved with gangs cannot be controlled due to family and ethnic cultures endorsing it, but this is unreasonable because of all the preventions to the causes. The addiction to drugs is a cause of joining gangs, because once a person gets hooked they will take any necessary means to receive these drugs.
A broken finger is a minor, non-life threatening injury, and could have occurred while the prisoner resisted the officers. If the prisoner decides to file a petition in court, he could use the Whitley v Albers case as a precedent and the eighth Amendment’s cruel and unusual punishment along with excessive force to argue his case. 2. A prisoner was prescribed medications that made him feel unpleasant, but prison officials forced him to take the medications regardless of his protests. This inmate has a case against prison officials
Hubner’s intentions with this study and Last Chance in Texas is to allow others that read the book to recognize the meaning behind a juvenile’s criminal actions. This could be a guide book for a potential probation officer to understand unique ways for them to treat their offender with the motive to not focus on punishment. The potential probation officer and use the ideas of the criminal finding a way to put himself in the victim’s shoes and understand how being a criminal harms more than just the person that was intended to be hurt. The audience of this book varies. The book was poorly written without as much detail, so the stories written down could not have a false accusation that the stories documented from the students in this book
The characterization of Blackie is another way the author shows his belief that people aren 't just good or evil. He characterizes Blackie as not a completely good person. Blackie is not completely good since he is the original leader of the Wormsley Common Gang, which means he encouraged people to commit crimes. Despite not being completely good, he still has some morals as proven when he did not physically hurt Mr. Thomas, which he could have. Blackie 's action by encouraging the gang to commit crimes and Blackie has morals proves that Blackie is good but not completely good.
Arguing the reasons why people do the things they do, comes from their mental state. Human development throughout their lifetime leads to the choices they make in the future. If a person has had a troubled childhood it is most likely that they would grow into a troubled adult which leads to a vicious cycle, as this adult would be be a troubled parent too. Regarding the Oscar Pistorius trial he claims that he suffers from anxiety disorder which makes him impulsive to his fears, but reports prove that Oscar does not suffer from any mental illness. Examining mental state, emotions and the development of the accused is just as important as the physical evidence of the crime scene.
Aside from the characterization of Trevor, the author uses the characterization of Blackie to reveal his belief that people aren 't just good or evil. The characterization of Blackie is another way that the author shows his belief that people aren 't just good or evil. He characterizes Blackie as not a completely good person. Blackie is not completely good since he is the original leader of the Wormsley Common Gang, which means he encouraged people to commit crimes. Despite not being completely good, he still has some morals as proven when he did not physically hurt Mr. Thomas, which he could have.
Although some believe that criminals do not deserve the same rights as civilians, the transition from the real world to life behind bars is taking enough rights away on its own. Prisoners should be protected from cruel and unusual punishment, sexual harassment and sex crimes, and poor living conditions. These crimes behind the walls of prisons make it difficult for inmates to adapt and feel safe. Their safety is being neglected, not only by other prisoners, but by the workers themselves (Hunter). Staff members get away with these crimes so easily; in return, they provide resources to the prisoners that are challenging to get such as cigarettes, extra telephone cards, and helping them pass drug tests.
Due to the narrators anxiety it made her commit the crime and while it has been established that she is mentally ill, in this state it only incites her anxiety and pushed her to commit this crime. Now some people may incorrectly believe that she is not insane and deserves juvenile punishment. They may believe this because the narrator did know what she was doing, “with what dissimulation, I went to work” . However, this is simply not the case because the narrator did not have mens rea and in order to have actus rea, mens rea is required. To prove this, “I think it was his eye!
How do that sound? A kid being charged as an adult for a crime, he was more and likely manipulated to do. Kids don’t just act out in such behaviors for no reason. Something’s either wrong, lack self control due to functions of the brain or influenced by our adults and were trying to send them away, instead of getting them help; he is just sentenced to life. Kids should not be tried as an adult because their brains are not fully developed,
These attributes can be something that a person has no control over, such as their race or socio-economic background. Criminalization is not often based on laws, but instead revolves around customs that others have been understood as good or bad, which can later lead to laws. This idea consists of the reinterpretation of everyday actions or ideas and vilifying them (Merry 14 -15). In the cases of children there exists the idea that a child who commits a violent and heinous crime will only become more violent and will continue to commit crimes. Therefore, once a despicable act has been committed by a child he or she becomes labeled as a violent criminal.