Thomson’s article “Startling Finds on Teenage Brains” allows readers to understand that unlike adults, juveniles undergo biological changes which increases the likelihood of them committing crimes. Compounding this evidence with society’s infatuation with violence as depicted in Jenkin’s article “On the Punishment of Teen Killers”, readers can begin to acknowledge that contrary to adults, juveniles who commit heinous crimes are not in complete control of their actions. Furthermore, as a society we should no longer stand to sentence juveniles to life without parole because juveniles are still “malleable”, able to be reformed which is made evident in Garinger article “ Juveniles Don’t Deserve Life Sentences”. As informed members of society we have to be bridge builders, who are capable of crossing between the adult and adolescent world. It is only through these bridges that we are able to rescue kids from themselves.
Should juvenile be charged as Adult? In the year 1994 a total of 497 juveniles were arrested. Now a days you hear about young kids doing adult crimes and not being charged as an adult because they are just kids. But really, some kids know from right to wrong.
Teenage Criminals Teenage criminals should be tried as an adult after they do an illegal event, or they take someone's life. When teenage criminals commit a crime, they should not be tried as a juvenile, but they should be tried as adults. (Need to put in hints at supporting detail). (Transition to 1st paragraph) Teenage criminals should be tried as adults when they commit a crime. When a kid commits a crime, they should be tried as an adult because they have either done something illegal, or they have taken someone's life.
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 are not met, convicts will have to complete the remainder of their sentence. People have long argued that juveniles who commit a murder should not be tried as an adult due the juvenile not being aware of their crime. Awareness, as defined by the Webster Dictionary, is “the knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists”. Having the perception to comprehend the occurrence of an event is not a dumbfounded characteristic.
Many people think kids that commit massive crimes deserve to be put in a adult jail house but don’t realize that they are young immature human beings. There has been many cases of kids being tried as adults and being sentence to life in prison. We can’t continue to put these young kids in adult prison, they should be put in juvenile hails where they belong. Kids are being shown no mercy when it comes to being put in jails. Kids aren’t allowed to do certain things because you need to be an adult, so the same rules should be applied we it comes to give children jail time.
In our society, crimes are being committed not only by adults but by juveniles as well. By law as soon as a person turns 18 they are considered to be an adult. So what if an adult and a juvenile were to commit the same crime yet were sentenced differently simply based on the fact that one is a child and one is an adult? Juveniles are committing violent crimes just as adults and should be given the equal treatment and sentencing as adults receive. Juveniles aren’t completely ignorant as everyone seems to think.
The answer is yes, for the following reasons: murder,multiple time offender, and rape. Murder Murder is one of the biggest reasons why adults serve life sentences. So why not juveniles? There are many reasons why a juvenile commits murder: Mentally unstable, have been repeatedly molested/abused by a parent figure,and does not know how to handle society.
A public defender says in a short documentary that, “We are seeing far too many young offenders entering the adult system who should be dealt with in the juvenile system”, and that a way some juvenile offenders are treated far worse than they deserve. Just because juveniles made bad decisions in their youth does not mean that they should be given a life sentence or put on death row, because they were just children who made some terrible mistakes. The people that think juveniles deserve the worst punishment they can get are probably don't understand that juveniles don’t really know what they are doing and it most likely isn’t always their own
in this short story, the author would like to denounce firstly the war and the conditions of leaving that known soldiers. Moreover, this story underlines the importance at this time of the duty in terms of the family. In fact, Druse, a young man has to leave his family to defend his state and at the end of the story, he kills his father under the pressure of the duty. Then, we can say that the duty has clearly a destructive power over family and a negative impact on relationships and life. Indeed, family is less important than military duty at this
Not everyone is the same, so it is not fair to say that all teenagers have the same mental capability at a certain age because we all mature at different ages. In the Article “Greg Ousley is sorry for killing his parents. Is that good enough.” published on July 19,2012 Scott Anderson explores the story of 19 year old Greg Ousley, who killed his parents and is now reminiscing on the events and is now telling his side of the story. Scott Anderson mentions that, “ his is or was a teenage boy who planned and carried out a crime so unthinkable that to most people it is not just a moral transgression, but almost a biological one.”
A 12-year-old boy and his 10-year-old sister were sentenced to 40 years in an adult high-security prison, for convicting a murder. To someone who doesn’t look at the age of these kids 18 years does not even seem long enough for murdering someone, but when you think about a child who just started middle school and is going to be in a jail with older criminals who have been committing crimes there whole life they are put in a traumatizing event that will have high consequences in the future. Like many children, these kids have problems with themselves or in their life that they couldn’t get help. While committing the crime the kids probably didn’t even realize what they were doing or what the consequences could be. These kids like are other kids who are put into high-security prison have no chance of fixing their life once they get out and are 45 times more likely to become super predators and commit worse crimes in the future.
You might think that adult prison may be too harsh on children, but if you heard the story about 18 year old boy Kendall Davis being charged for violent assault you would understand children being charged as adults. Do you really want a kid capable of doing that walking the streets and getting away with it. I will be talking about 18 and under children should be tried as adults! I have 3 reasons for my thinking first I have juveniles repeat offending, next I have longer sentences are better and last I have treating kids more like adults for their crime. In my next 3 paragraphs I will explain why children 18 and younger should be tried as adults.
Joint enterprise is growing problem in our modern society were teenagers are sentenced because they were present when the offender delivered the fatal blow. There have been arguments for and against joint enterprise and whether the law should stay or be abolished this is because too many young people are being condemned for just witnessing attacks or observing illegal activities. I do believe those who took part deserve to be punished too, just not as rigorously. Personally I believe that the offender who commits the crime should therefore be held accountable and should be punished for it. This leaves us wondering: are the wrong people going to jail?
When someone who commits a crime is determined to be mentally inadequate to be held accountable for the crimes they have committed, there are things that we do to charge them, but in a lesser way because of their mental capacity. Which begs the question, why are we allowing children to be sentenced to life, when their brains aren’t fully developed? When a child commits a crime we look over that, and stop seeing them as children. We shouldn’t sentence children to a life in prison when their brains are not only underdeveloped, but also missing a good portion of gray matter.