When teens face this type of situations they should not feel like it is the end of the world for them. “They were denied access to education and rehabilitation programs and left without help or hope” (Garinger 1). Without the help they need, how will they learn to deal with everything and understand that what they did was wrong. As a kid growing up we get lectures from your parents telling us right from wrong and without the help they could fall into a bad road. “As a former juvenile court judge, I have seen firsthand the enormous capacity of children to change and turn themselves around” (Garinger 2).
As one grows older they will develop and figure out in the world what is right and wrong, whether it be from experience or being told. They will figure out as they grow who they truly are and what they want to be. Looking back on high school, how many mistakes were made just from being young and naive? What is truly vexing is that many teens that commit heinous crimes come from bad family life and could have been helped and deter from acting rashly and committing crimes. In many cases kids are victims of abuse and have tried getting help, but are ignored, resulting in death of family members.
In an age where juvenile crime has escalated from simple truancy to more serious crimes such as mass school shootings some would agree it is time to abolish juvenile courts or modify the system at the very least. Because of the seriousness of juvenile crime in this day and age, most states have already lowered the age limit for juvenile court jurisdiction from 17 years and are prosecuting more children as adults depending of the seriousness of the crime. Some criminal justice and child welfare scholars argue that younger children do not have the mental capability or experience to weigh the consequence of committing a crime and much less understand the implications of a criminal record in their future. Furthermore, they note that most juveniles grow out of criminal behavior as they mature out of the system and in
Many citizens, especially child activists are protesting a recent increase in children being tried in court as adults. Parents are especially mad if their child commits a violent crime, then after is put into an adult prison for an extended period of time. Kids should not be tried as adults for many reasons, including that there are bad role models in jails and that kids ' brains are not developed. My first reason kids should not be tried as adults is that their brains are not fully developed. It was found that the frontal lobe of the brain, the part that helps think about your actions does not fully develop until you are 25 years of age.
There are many different statistics that show different percentages of juveniles being tried as adults. Many people would say that we should be protecting the children and not taking out vengeance on them and they are too young to take on such a weighty legal responsibility. If the child is old enough to commit the crime, then they should be punished for it. Several reasons explain why they should be tried like they will understand the
Even though the kids ages eight and eighteen are training, fighting, and carry very powerful guns that could cause destruction. The kids are victims. These kids are victims because most of them are being forced to do this. People state that child soldiers are criminals because they’re not getting prosecuted for all the actions that they are doing. But what people don’t know is why the kids keep doing all this crime in wars.
The juvenile justice system in New Orleans is very complicated . Many unfair situations occur every day, the system is set up for juveniles to fail. The justice system for juveniles needs to be changed because they are put on trials as adults, they do not get the proper education that they need and it leads them to becoming real criminals. How is the juvenile “justice” system really justice towards the juveniles? Juveniles in the justice system need an alternative to incarceration because incarceration has been proven to increase criminal activity instead of providing a rehabilitation system for the juveniles.
From school age children to the elderly, being a victim yourself it can be passed on without even knowing what you are doing. Many child abuse cases are a product of being abused at some point during their lives by a parent or another person. Also, theft often starts during younger years as a result of lack of material things other children may have. But either way it all falls in the category of crime and if caught the label of criminal will then follow you. Children are labeled as a “Bad child” or “Troubled Kid” in their toddler years and because of this they may feel this is all they will ever be.
Criminals prey on neglected children, ones who are looking for a place to belong, a place where they are given attention, even if it means putting themselves in danger. These children begin to grow up, not surrounded by loving mothers and fathers, but by greedy and dangerous criminals. They learn their habits from them, and, not knowing any better, they continue the cycle of crime for years to come. (Does Child Abuse...Crime?) The only hope for the future of our children is to become educated on the nature of these violent crimes, and to become a voice for the voiceless.
Some people may think that kids are just kids, no matter what they do, they are just too innocent to actually mean it. Many kids committing crimes such as murder resulting of life threatening decisions. Not knowing whether to trial these kids as adults or as the kids that they are. Kids are being claimed to be “adults” once they commit a crime but are being treated as kids when otherwise. Juveniles are being accused of violent crimes to be trialed and sentenced as adults with life in prison.