There have been many times over the years where a child commits a crime and they either get the punishment of a child or they get the punishment of an adult depending on their age, or depending on what the crime they committed was. If you send a child to adult prison it is a lot more harsh than juve so they have to be kept from the other inmates because it is too dangerous for them to be around them. The children transferred to criminal court were less likely to commit the same crime than those who went through the juvenile system. The children who re offended offended sooner and more often than the children who were tried in the juvenile court. In some states if the child is convicted in criminal court they can plead insanity and get out of the of the sentence they would be facing.
Many adults believe that these juveniles are just sweet innocent adolescents, and their sentences should not be as harsh as an adult. Juveniles like Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier are examples of minors that were tried as an adult. These two individuals voluntarily stabbed their friend an agonizing 19 times. Luckily the victim survived the attacks but now has to live with the horrors of the attack on a daily basis. Had Morgan and Anissa been sentenced in juvenile courts, the victim wouldn't get the justice deserved, and the attackers wouldn't be held fully liable for their actions.
Life Over the years minors are being sentenced as adults and sent to adult prisons, however they should be juveniles should be tried as adults because they committed adult like crimes and they need to be punished for it and spend the rest of their life behind bars just as the saying goes “you commit the crime now you do the time. Minors should be charged as adults based on the crime they commit.minors should not be tried as adults because of their size and will not fit in with adult inmates.if a minor takes another person 's life they owe that person family their life.minors should go to adult prisons so it can sink in there little brains what they have done.minors who take a life should be
After reading the article, I do agree that juveniles should be segregate from the adult prison for protection. However, I don 't agree with the solitary confinement and being restrained in small spaces. Most of these juvenile offenders have nonviolent criminal charges. Solitary confinement can cause all kinds of mental and psychological problems for juveniles. There have been cases where juveniles committ suicide while in adult prison because they have experienced physical abuse, mistreatment by staff members and long stays in solitary confinement.
Although the actions of the students of the Sayreville hazing incident suggests that they thought and acted as adults, this incident of their high school careers should not be used to ruin their future in colleges and life. As most of the students who were involved in the hazing were minors, they could be tried in a juvenile court and have their records closed. According to the New York Times ‘s article on the matter, it stated “A conviction in adult court results in a criminal record, and generally, longer prison terms” (DOYNE). If the students were tried as adults, they could be faced with longer prison sentences and have a criminal record. 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).
Rape is an arduous subject, especially for children, parents understandably hope to shield their children from it. However, according to R.A.I.N.N, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, 44% of sexual assault victims are under age 18. Whether people acknowledge it or not, the reality is this is a tragedy that happens to children. Ignoring the problem doesn’t change this fact. The Orange County Rape Crisis Center has ways to talk about rape with children at any age.
She just stated the program coordinator told her the percentages, so credibility wasn 't verified. The counter argument is the same could be used for males in prison. Males who commit nonviolent crimes should not be incarcerated but enrolled in these special programs also. Men are needed for support of children and prison aren 't designed only for males because males aren 't the only one that commit crimes. O 'Brien seem passionate about the article and expressed ways that women can be enrolled in different programs instead of being incarcerated for nonviolent crimes.
The juvenile justice system in America has seen many trends in the incarceration of youth. Initially, the system was created to help children who were left abandoned, neglected or abused. However, with the demands of stronger juvenile laws, the correctional facilities have become more of a prison, than of a rehabilitation center. Unlike the adult justice system, the arrested minors often go through a series of steps such as intake, determination of jurisdiction, adjudication and disposition. Today, with the rise of juvenile crimes, more than a million minors are set into the juvenile justice system for even the smallest of crimes.
In 2012 it was recorded that around seventy - nine percent of male inmates were engaged in having sex and inappropriate relations with female officers and staff. In fact, guards are getting pregnant by inmates on multiple occasions, and still work at the facility. Gang members need to have people on the outside that can bring them the resources they need into the prison. The females that have relationships with inmates smuggle in many good through various ways; they put items in there hair, in their underwear and internally and with a constant flow of people going in and out of prisons it is not that hard to do
“Imprisoning kids to ‘teach them a lesson’ is an almost surefire way of teaching them how to be more criminal” (Rozzell). In an effort to reduce juvenile crime, some states passed harsher legislation on juvenile crime, but in many cases, states did not get what they wished for. Criminologists analyzed the effects of New York’s Juvenile Offender Law, which lowered the age a minor could be tried as an adult in certain circumstances. Compared to a control group in Philadelphia, there was no effect on the levels of serious juvenile crime. When Idaho passed legislation in 1981 that minors be tried as adults for serious crimes, researchers found that juvenile offenses actually went up.
Chapter eight of my book talks about Sexual Assault. Rap, sexual abuse and assault happens more than we think and not just among women, however, men as well. The odds are that the person who abuses you is likely someone that you know. Many sexual abuse cases involving children is unreported as a result of being scared, ashamed, guilt or threatened, same goes for being raped or attempted rapes. There are several myths about rap in the manner that women provoke or wanted to be raped, cry rap to take revenge, women wanted it since they did not resist and many more.
So, teenagers will make stupid mistakes at that young age. Instead of giving the teenager life in prision they should be sentence to centain years in prison like 40-50 years maximum years that way they served their time in jail and still can enjoy the rest of their life. Also, children that are sent to adult prison are at great risk for being abused. If adolescdents suffer horric abused when sent to adult prison, then children are five times more likely to be assaulted as well. A child will not be able to protect his or her self
I do not think it’s a good idea to incarcerate juveniles because there is a large amount of evidence that shows the negative effects this has on the juvenile. This incarceration can stunt their growth not only physically but also mentally. There is also evidence that shows that incarcerating juveniles can cause them to become more criminal. However I also believe that it is important to create a safe community for everyone.
Have you ever thought a about what actually goes on in Juvenile Detention Centers? How the young teens are treated by the guards and other cell mates? If you really think about it, most people in this generation don’t understand how bad it is getting. Being a teen doesn’t mean you are an adult and every teen makes mistakes. From the point of view of the young prisoners in those detention centers, when you get in trouble or you make a mistake in the “outside world” people get over it.
Life in in american prison is a brutal experience. Tensions run high as criminals are confined to to cells and given minimal interactions with the outside world; admittedly for some convict a life sentence is due punishments, but for juveniles with life sentences their actions as a teen can end their life before it even begins. For juveniles who have committed a violent crime, (defined as robbery; murder and non-intentional manslaughter, rape, and aggravated assault by the FBI), life sentences are fairly common. In fact, in a paper written by Stella Steele, a BSA analyst and investigator on the “Disparities and Harshness of Youth Sentencing” touched on the subject of juvenile sentencing. She demonstrating the high rates of harsher punishments