Most people tend to critique adults and Juveniles differently and similar depending on the subject that is being discussed. What happens when they commit a crime should they be treated equally or should one be given a break because they are less experienced. In a case on June 25, 2012 the subject, whether a juvenile should receive a life sentence arose in the Supreme court. This Conflict leads me to believe that Juveniles should receive the life sentence they truly deserve not based on their age or their status of their mentality, but it should be based on the damage that they caused. Some people give sympathy to the juveniles who were raised in tough neighborhoods and argue that some teenagers grew up with crime around them, that they
Prisoner 's sentences for first degree murder shouldn 't be eligible for parole hearing after fifteen years in jail because there is a probability that they continue to commit felonies, and because the seriousness of the crime it is necessary apply the death penalty. The death
They shouldn’t do that because if the person was an adult, the judge will put them to prison for life, I really disagree with the court and judges, everything should be fair in the cases. In the article by jennifer Jenkins it says teens are being tried as adults and sentenced to prison I agree, but they talk about how the brain is not developing, but they took someone’s life away either way they should get punished no matter what it don’t matter what age you are. So basically what I am trying to say even if you 're young it doesn’t matter everyone should get the same sentence as an adult they don’t get nothing off easy period. Also here are the quotes of Jennifer Jenkins punishment and Teen Killers 16 and 17 year olds, are ‘thrill kill’ and ‘see what it would feel like to shoot someone” and The teens are being tried as adults and sentenced to prison and I don’t agree with that, But that’s what the court does. Judges should be fair and not feel bad for the
In United States, there are 73 13-14 year old chidren who have been sentenced to life in prision with-out possibility of parole and over 200 juleniles who have been condemned to die in prision. The United States is the part of the world that comdemn children in prison. The sentencing of a 13 or 14 year old to life in prison without parole is a curel punishment but also unconstitutional. Telling a child that they’re only fit to die in prison is cruel and it goes against the 8th amendment. Also, a child brain at that age has not developed yet or mature.
Imagine you are being sentenced to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole at the age of 14 . Your naive self was present during the scene of a crime where someone was murdered. You, yourself didn’t do anything, but the judge feels you don’t deserve to ever be a free man or live a normal life. In similar instances, this is the reality of many juvenile inmates, who are currently spending the rest of their lives behind bars. The controversy that surrounds adolescent punishment in the United States is constantly being justified.
But whether they are tried as adults or juveniles, teenagers convicted of sex crimes are required to register as sex offenders for at least 15 years (Michon). Some might say that because sexual assault is a heinous crime, those students should have been charged as adults. However, I feel that their actions should have been better monitored and watched over. I do not believe that trying these minors, as adults would benefit them or
American sniper Chris Kyle was murdered February 2, 2013. His murderer Eddie Ray Routh plead insane and blamed mental illness, he was found guilty of his crimes and sentenced to life in prison after the evidence of him ordering fast food after the murder was brought forth. An act he cannot perform with his “mental illness.” Ruth Lee Johnson J.D. graduate of Harvard Law school writes about the defense saying “Insanity is a legal term, not a medical term.” This gives the jury the power to determine insanity, opposed to a psychologist. Does the jury have the qualifications to make such decisions and even if some are truly insane how can you differentiate between them and those who want an easy way out?
I’m talking about this one, who had been a part of my life as long as I could remember, until one day he wasn’t. On October 1 of 2013, my Uncle Mike was taken to jail for an encounter with police over 10 years prior for the possession of drugs. So, yes, he did commit a crime, but that isn’t the whole story. I 'm not telling you this in some vain attempt to excuse his actions or portray him solely as a victim, because he did, in fact, always have a choice, but I hope by hearing this all of you will understand the direct impact that the marginalization, mass incarceration, and criminalization of African American men have not only on society, but on all African Americans on a very personal level. When my uncle was sent to jail, he left behind his wife, who would then have to essentially take care of two "kids," one being their 5 year old daughter, the other being my uncle.
Death penalty is worst than life sentence because with life sentence you still have the ability to breathe, walk, and talk. With the death penalty you aren 't capable of doing anything but lay there. 70% of the people who were executed were because of rape or murder. Nike got the slogan “Just do it” from a man 's last word before getting executed. Should the death penalty be accepted even though god said “thou shalt not kill”.
It is not right to let someone get off easy for a serious crime they have committed no matter what age they are. Even though Manny was 18 he should have faced more then 9 years in prison. Even though he grew up with out a father and was raped that doesn't make it right to hurt other people. Manny gave up and let his criminal side take over. He could have left the bad neighborhood he was in but no he decide to stay and now he has to pay for the prices of his