I am choosing to write about Aileen Wournos, and how I believe she committed crimes because of the developmental theory. As many know, Wournos had a very difficult and strange life. Beginning with her father being incarcerated for crimes against nature (child sex crime), being abandoned by her mother at age 4, all the way to having sexual intercourse with her own brother. As one thing led to another traits started to develop, leading the way to her murder spree.
What if your loved one was savagely killed by a teenager with no remorse? Juveniles should be convicted as adults for ferocious crimes because even though they are “kids” they kill innocent people and should get punished for the crime they committed. Teenagers commit gruesome crimes like murder and knowing what they are makes the situation far worse. In the article “Kids are Kids-Until They Commit Crimes” the author Jennifer Jenkins talks about the teenagers that committed gory murders against innocent people that didn’t deserve to die like a road animal. For example, a 13 year old shot to death an english teacher.
He only managed to get a 5 year probation because he convinced the judge he needed therapy. Along with murder, Jeffrey was charged with necrophilia and cannibalism. He committed necrophilia on 3 victims; Raymond Smith. Errol Lindsey and Oliver Lacey. He committed cannibalism on Ernest Miller and David Thomas.
However, when emphasizing on the main theme of the devastation felt by the victims during the incarceration of the kids in the “kids for cash” scandal, the author juxtaposes repeatedly the victimized “good kids” with the “bad kids” that awaited them in the juvenile detention centers. Ecenbarger wrote that some girls were tough at the camp and were teenagers from the inner city convicted for violent crimes. However, others were also in the detention camp for stealing the credit cards of the fathers to purchase clothes and for bringing pocket knives unintentionally to school (Ecenbarger, 2012, p.9). Similarly, the author wrote that “there was no sinister gang that inspired Paige who is fifteen years old to throw a sandal to her mother when they had an argument…Paige did not understand why she was being interned at the detention camp with
Not only is she memorable for her crimes, but after she was committed. Aileen Wuornos, is a bloodthirsty killer. Wuornos’s childhood was horrible and didn’t make such a good path for later in life. Aileen was born on February 29th, 1956, in Rochester, Michigan (“Jenkins” 1). Her father was incarcerated at birth.
In my opinion from reading the conviction of Hiawatha Robinson case, I honestly think that he was guilty of the murder of his 8- year old daughter Hiawayi. The FBI and police had gathered so much information on Hiawatha that they could finally charge him of 1st degree murder of his daughter. The FBI had fingerprints, phone records, and even witnesses saying that Hiawatha was the last person to see his daughter alive. To murder your own daughter I think you have to be heartless and evil, especially a child he age of eight. Everyone expects Robinson to be sentenced to life in prison, meaning if he was eligible for parole he would get it after spending 24 years in prison first.
Arthur Shawcross admitted that he murdered 12 female prostitutes in New York. He also sexually assaulted a 10 year old boy and murdered him after luring him into the woods. He then raped and killed an eight year old girl, and was convicted of manslaughter. Ted Bundy was a rapist who kidnapped numerous young women and girls during the 1970’s. Ted Bundy approached his female victims in a public place and led them to
Which leads to Jack the Ripper being a possible role model for Sutcliffe, although Jack the Ripper is an unidentified serial killer known for the brutal murders of prostitutes. The murders started in 1888, discovered with their throats being cut out prior to abdominal mutilations. With the removal of the organs, it came with the proposals that the killer had surgical knowledge. In another case, he removed the sexual organs with one clean stroke of the
His mother Cathleen Maddox was had gone to prison several times for armed robbery, where Charles said he often visited her daily, and hoped to gain a connection with her. While his mother was away he lived with his aunt who set a strict religious and living environment for the young boy, which often caused him to rebel, and act out. Between 1942-47 Manson began lived with his mother, and many his mother’s assorted lovers. Being Unable to place him in a foster home, she allowed the courts to put him in an all-boys reform school. After running away several time to try and reunite with his mother, she denied him multiple times which triggered something in the young boy.
Murdoch spent most of his time in juvenile prisons where he was sexually assaulted. The three Murphy brothers were also accused of the crime. Michael Murphy was aged 33 at the time of murder. Gary Murphy has a hearing impairment which affected his schooling which forced him to leave school and work.
As he faced justice through the court system, advocates unnecessarily argued that he was only a child and too young to serve as an adult. To show that an individual’s age should not be used as an excuse to justify their actions, Weir states “Some juveniles commit crimes so serious, so heinous, that public safety mandates — and justice demands — full accountability in our criminal justice system. There are those who argue this is unfair and unjust. They say the juvenile brain is not fully developed until well into the
People argue that some juveniles are “too young and they don’t understand” but either way, they still broke the law and should be fairly punished. A fact stating “There are approximately 6,000 juveniles in adult jails and prisons in the United States” shows that people who have broken the law with felonies have been confined by law, no matter the age. People need to learn before they act in a similar manner, again. A similar case is a boy named Craig Price from Rhode Island who had committed multiple felonies, such as four murders and was charged as a minor, meaning he was arrested around age 16 and would get out and have his criminal record sealed at age 21. Because of this, a law was changed so that juveniles could be tried as adults with serious crimes.
Jacob Ind fifteen year old boy murdered mother and stepfather, reason being he was sexually, physically and emotionally abused by his mother and stepfather. Jacob had told his friend about the crime he has committed. Jacobs friend the next day told the principal, then the principal who which told the police about Jacobs crime. Jacob is going to charge with manslaughter in this trial with also second degree murder. Jacob is now under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
In 2009 Robert H. Richards IV a white father and heir to DuPont a chemical company, was arrested for sexual abuse of his wife, and raping his beloved 3-year old daughter. Instead of getting sentenced to jail like any other person that fails to meet the law requirements, he was put on probation because the judge thought he wouldn 't fit right in prison. Meanwhile Sanesha Taylor a, homeless black mother was arrested for leaving her two children, aged 6 months and 2 years in the car, so she can attend her job interview. She wasn 't as lucky as Mr. Richards though. She had her life turned upside down just because she was poor AND a minority.