In America’s society, there are an estimated 1.2 million violent crimes committed every year. Adults are not the only individuals that are committing violent crimes. Juveniles are estimated to be involved in twenty-five percent of all violent crimes. Along with these crimes comes the decision on whether these juveniles should be tried as minors or adults, which has created an immense controversy around the United States. Certain juveniles are tried as adults because they must be held accountable for their actions, it brings justice to their victims, and because those individuals have a moral sense.
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.
Commonly, everyone thinks that the age that kids start to show personality traits that corresponds with an adult is between 14-20. Growing up and becoming an adult is a hard thing to do, but it is also one of the hardest things in life. Many authors use this concept as a main idea in their novels. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the author expresses the responsibilities of being an adult and maturity, by the way the main characters develop throughout the story.
We are in the 21st century now, I don’t think it’s very fair if children are charged as adults due to the fact that their brains aren’t very developed just yet. It’s shocking the amount of children behind bars for life, due to crimes they committed as children.
The book “The Outsiders” has two rival gangs the Socs and Greasers, the rich and the poor. And how they are different than how society perceives them as. The Socs are shown in societies eye’s as law abiding, town heroes are actually just rich hoods who, find enjoyment in ganging up on Greasers and causing mischief. The greasy hoodlums known as Greasers are poor, young heroes in disguise that have feelings. They live in rundown neighbourhoods with a lacking education. Society views Greasers as low down dirty hoodlums who cause trouble for their own enjoyment and, that Socs are viewed as perfect angels, heroes of society even. the Socs are not blamed for anything, whenever they do something the adults always assume it’s because the Greasers did
Society is simple. One does not get to choose when he/she grows up. Society tells him/her when to grow up. Society reveals to its children, when the proper time is to grow up. Usually, it is too soon before a child is ready.
When children and teens commit a violent crime such as murder, courts convict them as adults. This means that children as young as eight have been tried as adults in court. Eventually, these convicts will be housed in jails with adults. Despite the federal law stating that juvenile and adult inmates must be separated, most states do not comply with these rules. Furthermore, a law that varies throughout the states is the age in which courts send the children to adult or juvenile prisons. These cutoffs range from 7 to 14 years old. At any rate, the current situation is one that has sparked many moral and ethical beliefs to surface, resulting in debates that have yet to be resolved. Children who commit violent crimes should not be tried as adults, because proper educational services are typically not affordable, children are more susceptible to harming themselves
There was a strong correlation between the perceptions of children and how they were disciplined. Since children during the 16th century were viewed as sinners who needed to be fixed through education and strict discipline, parents would harshly control their children through threats and beatings. As seen in Doc 1C and Doc 2C, children were “sharply taunted, so cruelly threatened...sometimes with pinches and bobs” (Doc 1C) and often “cast [on] the ground and spurned and kicked” (Doc 2C). The circumstances children had to undergo were jarring and savage. Children, in return, viewed their parents as their masters whom they must obey. Doc 1C comes from the perspective of a woman sharing her childhood experiences. She stated that she must honor
We are living in a society that thinks, acts and decides the way they live differently. Each individual has the capacity to decide and the ability to make their own choices. Around us we can see many things happening. One of them is the juvenile violence that each day the amount of crimes raise, and make the Supreme Court want to treat juveniles as adult when they commit a violent crime. But in my opinion they should be treated as adults according to the way juveniles think, act and they make decisions by themselves.
During the progressive era there were many things being fought for and some completed. The government starts working with the people rather than against. We grew both economically and culturally. These periods push the United States to be bigger and better. Over a long-time period and several events, the United States is changing.
“...adulthood is marked by qualities of character such as responsibility. [...] When children and adolescents take on a level of responsibility that is understood as more typical for those at older ages, [...] young people begin to feel like adults. Certain responsibilities during childhood and adolescence can be expected to challenge cultural understandings of these life stages as relatively carefree and dependent upon others.”
In the movie, “The Breakfast Club,” The principal gives the student an assignment to write an essay about “who you think you are." A teenager is someone that is in the age group of thirteen to eighteen. At that age, how is a teenager supposed to know who they are when there are so many stereotypes. As a teenager, I believe that teenagers are unfairly stereotyped.
There are many things in the world that could make a society better. Many people look down on some adults because they don’t think that kids and young people could make a difference in society. They laugh when a young person say that we want to make a difference because we have to stereotype that we just go out and smoke, take drugs, and never want to pay attention to the society. Many grown ups do not think that kids cant do it, they just want their kids to be normal and go to school just like the other kids. Young people came make a change in society by their Jobs, Community Services, and voting. There are many ways that kids can make a difference.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child shows a child’s right to his or her own views in all matters and the right to the freedom of expression. This includes the right to receive and be part of information about themselves. All people around children need to make sure that rights are upheld and matters affecting children are looked after.
Childhood is way better than adulthood. Being a child comes with little stress and you have ten times the fun you do when your an adult. When you are a child you can enjoy life and have fun with your friends and you don't have to worry about paying bills. Children won't have to worry about trying to support their family. They just have to worry about being a kid and having fun playing with their friends. If they want to go out to eat they just have to ask their parents for money.