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
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.
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.
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?
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”.
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
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.
Over the years kids have rarely been trialed as adults and or been sentenced to life in prison. Today however many kids are being sentenced as adult and getting life in prison and some kids are as young as 12. In the United states it has came to be “normal” for children to be incarcerated for life with no chance of leaving. Kids in prison are not having a normal brain development and are have psychological issues.
Greg Ousley Greg Ousley at age 14 was convicted of the murder of his two parents Bonnie and Jobie on Feb. 23, 1993.On June 26, 2012, the supreme court was to make a decision on his whether he should be released, and it was decided that he will stay in prison. Greg has spent 24 years in prison thinking about what he has done and there should be a decision to be made in March 2019 having to do with his case. In my opinion, Greg should be released and paroled in 2019, Although he has a life sentence I think it is best that he connects with the real world out of prison. At the age of 14, Greg Ousley's brain had not been developed to fully understand the consequences of his actions. Before he murdered his parents there had been signs that he was struggling but there was no acknowledgment towards him, therefore, he is not fully at fault.
There are certain instances of juveniles being tried as adults and sometimes ending up getting a life sentence without a chance of parole. I find that pretty harsh because there have been some cases where the juvenile meant no harm, they were either confused or brought along by gang members and they end up being charged along with the gang members for just being with them when a crime goes down. I believe that juveniles do not deserve to be given a life sentence because for one they are still maturing, they can learn from their mistakes and make amends, we still have to combat crimes like intended murder committed by a juvenile with extreme punishments especially if they are well over the age of 16. In the article published by the New York Times on March 14, 2012 “Juveniles Don’t Deserve Life Sentences”, Garinger discusses that juveniles deserve a second chance since their brains are still developing.
Some people believe that minors shouldn’t get life in prison because they are “just kids”, others believe that minors should get life in prison if needed to. I highly believe and agree with those who believe minors should get life in prison,because if they had the courage to commit a big serious crime then they should also have the courage to accept the consequences given to them. If you really think about it,if one doesn’t give them a serious consequences due to their action they’re going to think that it’s okay,that the court system will take it easy on them because just because they are “just children”, which it shouldn’t be like that. Criminals are criminals whether they are children or adults. Age is just a number but their crime is
In my opinion the film is biased, but I do agree with the fact that the kid prison system is corrupt. I disagree with the fact that at the age of 16 or 17 you can be tried as an adult in adult court, there is a reason that they have a kids court. On the other hand, I disagree with the film and the fact that there was so much talk about racial discrimination. There are over 54,000 kids in jail, and most of those 54,000 kids are not even in there for a crime. Skipping school, missing curfew, not obeying guardians rules, sneaking out, etc. are all reasons that kids are sent to jail.