A child doesn’t have the same standards as an adult has. A good example is children don’t get to join the military as an adult could they must be 18 years and older to join the military. Teenagers don’t make the same decisions as an adult would. “With appropriate treatment most children who commit crimes, even the most violent crimes, can be rehabilitated and become responsible adults. ”(Berger)
Juvenile Offenders Are Not Innocent Children A teenager kills his parents, another even younger boy kills his teacher by bringing a gun to school and fatally shooting him. Do these juveniles deserve a second chance? The simplest answer is, no. There are juvenile offenders that have rehabilitated and maybe do deserve parole.
The opposing side displayed that research suggested adolescents squeezed through the adult system are more likely to come out as violent career criminals than similar kids handled on the juvenile side (Lundstrom 88). This is false, due to researching more about each child it has came to my knowledge that a majority of kids released had a tendency to go back in to jail for committing other crimes such as theft or assault. Speak of Alex King, whose’ story of “Angels of Death”,
Others, will play the victim by arguing that they felt their life was in danger and committed the crime out of self defense. Juveniles also argue, that they are unaware of the consequences of their actions. Whatever the reasons for a juvenile committing a heinous crime, they are still responsible. Age and immaturity should not be reason why a juvenile should not be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. I believe that juveniles should be held responsible for their action and thus, be sentenced to life in prison.
I believe that a life without parole sentence for teenagers who commit first or second degree murders is unfair because a teenage brain is not fully developed until the age of twenty five, teenagers make impetuous decisions without considering long term effects, and teens do not have the rights of adults, so they should not be punished as an adult. Many teenage brains are not fully developed until the age of twenty five. In the article “Startling Finds on Teenage Brains”, the author Paul
Juveniles are biologically different from adults. Throughout their life, the brain undergoes many changes. Many changes are reasonable, “… language systems grow furiously until age twelve and then stop… Mathematical brain systems grow little until puberty…” (Thompson, paragraph 6). This shows that the brain is developing
There are reason why they committed these crimes, Jacob Ind wanted his parent dead because of the years they abused him. Torey and Brian committed the crime because they were inspired by a movie and natural killers. They also wanted to see what it felt like to take someones life. Many would say that these teens are still kids and don’t know what they are doing. I believe that teens should know the right from wrong.
Black on black crime is a major problem in Kansas City Mo, and St . louis Mo. a lot has been going on with black on black crime for the last 3 or 4 years. What can we do as black people to take a stand to this maddest and say enough is enough. Black on black crime has went up 17% in missouri the last 3 years. Why can’t the police stop this instead the police don’t care about us they would rather us kill each other instead of us coming together and making peace with one another.
Unfortunately, 1,852 minors were incarcerated into juvenile correctional facilities in 2018 (Prison Policy, 2018). This does not include the number of minors who were tried as adults or the cases that were never recorded. With the rates of juvenile crimes alarmingly increasing, it’s important to investigate possible factors and whether or not the individual should be tried as an adult. There are many situations and reasons in which I feel minors should not be tried as adults.
Nathaniel shot the boy and imagine the horror and sadness on the faces of the boy’s family when they learned that he would no longer be with them, that their beloved brother, son, or grandson who had yet to live his life was dead. In another article on juvenile justice, it was written, “If offenders believed juvenile courts wouldn’t hold them fully responsible for their crimes, they would be likely to commit serious crimes.” Kids needs to know there are consequences. If they only received a warning or a lighter sentence, they would not care and would be a threat to others. In order to prevent more serious crimes from happening, the youthful criminals need to be stopped early on and learn that adult courts would hold them fully responsible for their
Sometimes it is best to understand the law first before obeying it. When one thinks a law is unjust, they will go out of their way to go against it and do something about it. At a certain point, one doesn’t have to act accordingly to what they don’t believe in, but they can’t do whatever pleases them. There has been many controversies involving the act of non violence civil disobedience. Although most feel like breaking an unjust law might be the best solution to what they think is right, in reality, I agree to the fact that people are afraid to face the consequences that are given after their actions.
Picture this, a child sitting in prison, alone, scared, regretful, and he/she has a whole life ahead of them that will go down the waste for something they did that they might not fully understand why they did it. Age, brain development, environment, and immaturity are all the factors that should be recognized before they go and try juveniles as adults. Children have so many influences and faults that adults do not have as much of. Juveniles should not be allowed to be tried as adults.
In America there is an large number of American teens that are serving life in prison without a chance at parole, but it is with good reason although people may argue the fact that teens still have undeveloped minds I think they have the common sense to know that in no way is it okay to take away someone's life away and some people say that everyone deserves a second chance and they learn from there mistakes but how comfortable would you be knowing you next door neighbor is a murderer? Also you have to take into account that that person apparently thought someone else shouldn't be able to live another day on this earth so why should that person be able to ever walk free on our earth again, doing such actions as if they are a god of some kind is unfathomable, but a big part in the sides is perspective because people like me who want to live in the
The publication by Christina M. Gaudio is critical of the War on Drugs and focuses on its effects on juveniles. She takes time to outline the issues that are present with our current system, and specifically how the system is particularly unjust to juveniles. Gaudio details how the juvenile justice system operates state and federally, then she gives a brief history of the Drug War, the Drug Wars effect on Juveniles, its overall effectiveness, and possible solutions to what she sees as the problem. The Drug War is extremely costly to the taxpayer and is in many respects failing.
In my opinion the film is biased, but I do agree with the fact that the kid prison system is corrupt. I disagree with the fact that at the age of 16 or 17 you can be tried as an adult in adult court, there is a reason that they have a kids court. On the other hand, I disagree with the film and the fact that there was so much talk about racial discrimination. There are over 54,000 kids in jail, and most of those 54,000 kids are not even in there for a crime. Skipping school, missing curfew, not obeying guardians rules, sneaking out, etc. are all reasons that kids are sent to jail.