Juvenile Justice Should juveniles get treated as adults that’s one of the biggest controversy in our nation now days, with many juveniles committing crimes that are inconceivable according to their age. Judges have the last word on how to treat this young people. Many people argue that “the teens that are under eighteen are only kids, they won’t count them as young adults, not until they commit crimes. And the bigger the crime, the more eager this people are to call them adults” (Lundstrom 87). This is why people can’t come to a decision as how these young people should be treated like.
This theory believes that crime rates are bound to the environment in which they are found. It looks at how social disorganization leads to the crime, committed by juveniles and how parents and families influence their children’s behavior. Delinquency areas have lower levels of social control over their youths. Children do not listen to their parents. The findings of the theory dictates that parents often encourage rather than discourage criminal behavior.
If you lock them up they will still get into drugs and be by gang members. They don’t have a way out, but if you find a way out in the community and have a way to build them up that is good. They need a good education program as well, so they can continue and grow as individuals. Another thing we forget about is the psychological and social characteristics of juvenile offenders. Some juveniles suffer from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, anger, dissociation, severe personality disorder, and sexual problems.
When juveniles commit serious crimes they often only receive a minor slap on the wrist, possibly probation. These juveniles then continue to commit worse crimes as well as damage countless lives until they are put away for life as adults. The juvenile system is a place for minors who commit crimes, it has less harsh punishments and is easy going. In this system, there is a multitude of programs for minors to receive help, such as rehabilitation, psychiatric hospitals, in addition to counseling. Minors who have gone through this system come through multiple times due to the fact that they do not learn their lesson or receive the help they need.
For this reason, the underdeveloped brain cannot take the credit for why juveniles commit crimes. Author Gail Garinger says, “Today, few believe that criminal genes are inherited, except in the sense that parental abuse and negative home lives can leave children with little hope and limited choices” (Garinger 93). This is meaning that most juveniles commit the serious crimes because they see family members doing the same thing and follow in their footsteps. Others may also commit these serious crimes because they feel neglected at home and this is there way of calling for attention. The lack of maturity in the brain should not be a reason why juveniles can go into their community and take others lives away.
The boy was found guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. He lived in a neighborhood surrounded by crime, and drugs. He had problems with his mom at home, who was always busy and didn't spend time with the child. In conclusion, this a clear evidence that we as a community, are in fact involve on things that happen around us. We but no one else is responsible for what we influence to our children because as stated before, they learn from
When teens are out late, they are more likely to explore illegal activities. Enforcing a curfew for teens who drive could decrease the rate of teen crime today. Teen curfews help control gang activity by reducing the opportunities for members to get together, which helps cut down on the violent and drugrelated crimes that are associated with gangs. According to the Office of Juvenile Justice, “A proportion of juvenile violent crimes (15%) occur during the
1993:123-138, 1995:145-148). To begin with, in childhood people create a fundamental criminal affinity that communicates itself as introverted behavior and carries on into adulthood as criminal behavior. Moment, childhood reserved behavior disturbs the arrangement of afterward social bonds (i.e., social choice). In any case, these social bonds are not decided completely by childhood characteristics, and they have interesting, causal impacts on grown-up wrongdoing autonomous of individuals’ preexisting characteristics (i.e., social causation). In other words, social bonds to school, work, and family in portion reflect preexisting criminal penchant and in portion cause wrongdoing.
Even though it is said that reformatory school is not an effective way to stop these teenagers from stopping delinquency altogether, it is one of the way of teaching them how to be better as they are taught of moral and religion education in these kinds of schools which can at least help them realize what they had done wrong. Establishing crime committees and placed them all around the country can also help in preventing youth crime from getting worse other than putting at least one liaison officer in every school to keep an eye on problematic students in school. Other than that, according to Heroux, 2011, the “get tough on the kids and that will teach” system is a really non-effective way of getting rid of this problem. Using the hard way in teaching these teenagers is not the right way because teenagers are known to be rebellious and they will play it the hard way if we use the “system”. Hence, the government and the involved parties should know the right way in treating the problematic teenagers and altogether stopping this problem from become more
Treatment rather than Punishment Thesis Statement: Children, as innocents and infantile, are unconsciously doing unwanted acts that may violate our laws, therefore insufficient guidance from family, environmental factors syndicates, poverty and problem on education, which are the main rationales for their involvement on crimes should be given corresponding solution by the government. INTRODUCTION Juvenile delinquency means that a youth specifically those who are below 18 years old commits an act that is against the law. It can also be used as legal term for the criminal behavior carried out by minors. According to UNICEF, an average of 10, 500 minors are being arrested and detained every year – about 28 children every day, or more