From example a young boy named Lionel Tate, who was 12 years at the time his crime was that he beat up a six year girl to death. He was charged as an adult and charged as first degree murder. Now a days young children cannot be charged as an adult because the court ruled a law on June 25, 2012 that no children under the age of 18 cannot be charged as an adult. So it 's okay for a child at the age of 14 to kill their parents and not be charged or for a 13 year boy to beat their father to death? So these kids were charged as adults, but that 's been because the court didn´t ruled the law until 2012 that they can’t be tried as an adult.
Juvenile justice is a contentious topic in our society. In just twenty-three days, during the month of January, eleven school shootings occured. Although, the media frequently demonizes these juvenile murderers, as a informed citizens we have a moral obligation to examine the premise behind the actions of the accused because our children are our future. While juvenile and adult murderers deserve punishment for serious crimes, juveniles are capable of reform; therefore juveniles should never be sentenced to life without parole. Adolescents are biologically different from the general population which disproportionately increases the rate in which they commit crimes.
Juvenile Justice Should juveniles get treated as adults that’s one of the biggest controversy in our nation now days, with many juveniles committing crimes that are inconceivable according to their age. Judges have the last word on how to treat this young people. Many people argue that “the teens that are under eighteen are only kids, they won’t count them as young adults, not until they commit crimes. And the bigger the crime, the more eager this people are to call them adults” (Lundstrom 87). This is why people can’t come to a decision as how these young people should be treated like.
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 trialed as adults because they cannot commit more crime when they are in jail, hey cannot commit worse crimes, and itm is safer for the community. I think that juveniles who are under 18 should get trialed as adults. In 2012 the supreme court ruled that Juveniles under the age of 18 can not receive a life sentence or be put to death without parole (lauck). But what if some one under 18 committed a crime that a 23 year old committed why should one get life or be put to death while the other one gets a smack on the wrist and gets away scot free, the under aged person can be just as bad as someone who is over 18.
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.
This teenager planned to take two lives, but deep down he only wanted himself to die. Leo can’t achieve either, which obviously upsets him. After calling Mr. Silverman, he waits and tries to kill himself again. “It sounds so stupid and pathetic and little-kid whiny that I push the P-38’s barrel into my temple again.” (Pg 90)
In the past, offenders of all ages have committed crimes (some as young as 8yrs. old). Many people question “how can a person at a very young age be able to commit a crime and understand their plan of action?” Many of the youthful offenders have been inspired to commit the crime through either watching the news about a criminal case, on television, or even as well as releasing the pain the offender has experienced during his/her life. Many of these youthful offenders are suffering from mental disorders, just like this tragic event that took place on February 1996 in Moses Lake, Washington, at Frontier Middle School.
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.
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.
Jenkins also expresses that if an adult were to be sentenced the same way and for the same crime as Sigg, there would be no remorse because his age. This just unfair in every manny. The number of years an individual has lived on Earth should not, under any circumstances, be used at any time to accomplish something, such as getting out of trouble with the law. In addition, in his essay “Some Juvenile Killers Deserve Adult Justice”, Peter A. Weir proves this by arguing that juveniles use their age to condone themselves. In the month of November in 2013, Austin Sigg was sentenced to life and an additional 86 years in prison for murdering 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway.
They believe that heinous crimes committed should be tried the same, regardless of age. Heinous crimes are unacceptable and shall always be treated with severe punishment; however, life without parol is not a reasonable punishment for juveniles. Punishing juveniles without parole or a sense of rehabilitation takes away their life. It takes away their chance to learn and change, to mature and grow. Alonza Thomas was fifteen when he was charged with armed assault and robbery.
Kids ranging from 8-15 years are tried as a juvenile and to transfer the case into adult court, they would fill out an application to do so. Kids committing crimes such as armed robbery, rape, or even murder should be tried as an adult. This type of allegation will not go unseen just because he/ she is a child. Even though these criminals are children, they will not or should not be exempt from the law or juvenile justice system.
Another scene where he was fearful was when he hesitated to kill Bob. He was fearful of what would happen if he did. he would never see the gang again and would get tortured in the electric chair. The fear of killing a boy his age would haunt him forever. Lastly, he shows he is fearful when people were going to die.