As mentioned before, the majority of juveniles who are admitted to adult prison tend to develop aggressive habits and become suicidal because of the environment they’re in. There is no way that a person can get better when his or her surroundings are unsafe and where they don’t get the attention they need to get better. Chances are that juvenile will probably get worse. Rehabilitation needs to be in a safe place like a juvenile detention
The justice system has completely failed us. Many young men and women are incarcerated for years or their whole life for the wrong reasons. Some kids are charged as adult for a crime they commited which means they murdered someone or worse. Study found that some 10,000 children are housed in adult jails and they’re five times more likely to be sexually assaulted in adult prisons than
Have you ever wonder when you heard about a young teenager committing the crime and breaking laws? Now in days, there are about 1.4 millions cases of delinquency in the United States, which most of them are under age of 18. Many teenagers also commit a crime during their school hours where they sell tobacco, drugs, alcohol, and having sex, which led them to cause more crimes growing up. Parents shouldn’t be held responsible for their children crime because teenagers act different aways from parents, peer pressure, and if the teenager commits the crime they should pay the price. Many teenagers are acting differently away from the parents because many of them be hanging out with friends that cause to act different (Pokhrel).
Is a juvenile capable of committing a horrible crime, such as murder? The answer to that question is, unfortunately yes. There are many juveniles that commit these crimes, but there is question that is asked. Should they be punished as juveniles or as adults? I believe that sentencing juveniles to life in prison as if they are adults is not appropriate or fair because they are biologically different and can be rehabilitated.
60% of juveniles get convicted are tried as adults with life in prison without parole and without trial. The article “Kids are Kids Until they Commit Crimes” by Lundstrom states that kids will always be kids which means that they can't drive, drink, smoke, etc but as soon as they commit a crime most of them are tried as adults and most of the kids are on there first offence and that too many people is not right if they can't do half of the things adults can do they why do the sentence them as adults. Most kids don't know right from wrong, so why treat them as adults if they're just kids. Kids do lots of bad and stupid thing and mainly because they're not old enough to understand. Therefore you shouldn't have to punish kid as if they’re adult it not right.
They said, “The Juveniles Law protect criminals more than victims.” However, they are also victims of bad neighbors and environment. About the California’s proposition 21 results, it was very counterproductive. Juveniles who serve time with adults has a higher recidivism rates than those who serve with other juveniles, and they are abused in the jail sexually and physically by adult prisoners (97). Even though they committed crimes, this society should not allow let juvenile criminals to be abused by adult prisoners. Psychologically juveniles have uncomplete identities and they are influenced by society where they belonged.
Delanie Okenfuss LA 2/3rd hour Word count 683 Argumentative Essay Wednesday 16, 2016 They’re Still Criminals Under age crime has got out of control!Juveniles are becoming more violent as the days go on. Should juveniles be tried as adults in court? Many say that would help the crime rates and would keep them off the streets.There are also people that say they're still kids, no matter what and should not be tried as adults. If they would get tried as adults, they would still get a judge's input.This could be a way to decrease the crime rates. It is a shame that people at young ages decide to turn life into juvenile criminals.
In this essay, I will be arguing that juveniles should be tried as adults in cases like murder. I believe juveniles should be tried as an adult because as human beings, we are in a state of mind, even if we are not fully developed, the victim's family will be in total grief and if they aren’t tried as an adult they will not understand the full consequence and will perform more crime and if they are tried as an adult will better themselves in prison. Juveniles should be tried as an adult because they are in a state of mind, meaning they know right from wrong even if they’re not fully developed age wise. Thompson states, “Even though normal teens are experiencing a wildfire of tissue loss in their brain, that does not remove the accountability”.
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
Juveniles should be convicted as adults for violent crimes because they know what they are doing. They should of thought what they were doing before they did it. In the article “Kids are Kids” the author says charge kids as adults when they commit a crime. Kids can. Also commit big crimes bigger than most adults.