The social learning theory is one of the most widely used modern theories to explain violent behavior exhibited by juveniles. According to the theory, the behavior of individuals is learned and influenced primarily through their own personal experiences and relationships (Finley, L., 2007). Theorist Edwin Sutherland created the theory of differential association, stating that criminal behavior is learned, that it was a process, and that learning occurred in primary groups (Finley, L., 2007). For example, kids that learn from peers that are involved with criminal activity, are more likely to eventually commit criminal acts in the future. Sutherland created nine propositions which explained his theory outlining socialization that delinquents experience in forms of interactions with peers.
Therefore this shows the capability the child has in being aware of what he was going to do. In addition, “..juvenile justice systems have already lowered the age at which children could be transferred to adult courts sooner” (Garinger 93). This may have occurred due to many kids being tried as adults with first-degree murder due to planned events. Convicting a child to adults signifies that a child has done things compared and similar to adult action. Once a child is tried as an adult they are isolated and do not receive the attention they need.
Children that are tried as an adult and receive a guilty sentence will put the adolescent at risk, the child will not have a punishment limit, and the hopes of the child will be corrupted. The adolescents still have a whole life to go through and having the child tried as an adult will be a risk. Most people think that if a child is roomed with an adult then everything will be fine because the adult will protect the child; what the people do not know is what the criminals can do. In Parsell personal experience, he stated “I [also] had been raped in prison at 17…On my first day, I was drugged, gang raped, and turned into sexual chattel” (The New York Times) and what sexual chattel signifies is turning an innocent person into an
Their brain’s are still developing and they see life differently from adults. If they are in prison they have a chance to see what they did was wrong and that if they get help, they can change. So I ask you, do you believe a juvenile, your daughter or your son, should serve life in prison for a murder they committed? Or should they be given a chance at
For instance, if the child did mature actions like planning the crime, manipulation, and just even knowing between right or wrong of the situation. Things like these can make a child's action seem like an adult played part in the doing from how mature the actions are. Even then there should still be a reason for any child to be sentenced as a juvenile and not an adult.a great example of this is in the article "On Punishment and Teen Killers" it says "He was was not mentally disabled in fact was quite intelligent. But he got a rush out of breaking the law and ultimately started work on his other plan for mass murder at a local bank"(ERWC, 91). Since the kid was very knowledgeable of what exactly he was getting himself into then i do see him as very mature and not kid.
What if a kid committed a crime and didn't get sentenced as an adult for a murder? If you don't agree that kids or even teenagers shouldn't be sentenced to jail i think you're wrong because what if they did the crime to your kid or a family relative. I believed that they should be sent to juvenile hall or jail because a teenagner should be able to think what they’re doing and have the mentality that they're doing something really bad. For a kid it is a 50/50 because i also believe that they should know what they are doing is bad but then again they are kids. Teenagers should know they are doing because I know what am I doing but if they don't they need some help or they are really not teenagers.
Teenagers who commit adult crimes should indeed be tried as an adult. I believe they should be accountable for their actions and tried as adults. Babies as young as 6 months seem to know when they are doing something wrong or right. Many people don’t agree, but put it this way, if a teenager hurt one of your family members and there was no justice to what they did, but keep in my mind you will never see your child or family member anymore you just want to get justice for the person who dared to hurt your child. Many people use the phrase “ They inherit it from their parents” (Jessica p.1).
“ A child’s mental abilities are not fully developed. He should not be punished in the same way as an adult.” Do you support juveniles getting convicted as an adult ? They are just kids and shouldn’t be in a place where it is dangerous and can scare a child life up for good. Kids mimick off of things they see in their life and the parents should be responsible for their behavior. In the article “ Kids Are Kids” by Marjie Lundstrom says “A child was mimicking Tv programs about a little girls who rob a bank was given a 26-years-to-life prison terms.” This quote states how this child was watching something inappropriate changes a child’s mind and thinks it’s ok to do whatever they saw which makes them commit these
Criminal profiling, also known as offender or psychological profiling has been defined differently by different scholars. It is defined as "an educational attempt to provide investigative agencies with specific information as to the type of individual who committed the crime". (Vernon J. G.,1996) It refers to criminal investigation techniques adopted to set up the profile of the offender who is more likely to commit certain crime by gathering evidence and information from the crime scene, victims and witnesses. (Norbert E., 2007) Whereas David Canter sees it as "criminal shadow" and says that psychological traces or patterns are often left behind by criminals. Adding more, he stated that personalities of criminals can be monitored through his
There are many concerns that surround sending youth to adult court for committing violent crimes, with the argument that these juveniles are not fully in control of their actions. The sympathetic approach towards maturity and situations, has been the juvenile justice systems only approach to juvenile crimes. Time and time again juvenile courts continue to push the idea of rehabilitation through the use of counseling and in some cases detention homes, hoping that the resources given to these youth give them enough more support within the system rather than punishment. Despite ones home situation and upbringing, juveniles should be held accountable to determine the difference between right and