Juveniles should be charged as adult not only because of their age but because of the crime they committed. According to all cases of teen killing there is 1,300 that has been sentenced as an adult to life. Is not right to put a child behind bars because they're brain is not fully developed so they're not mature, but a crime is a crime. At the young age of 12, 13, 14 even younger kids most of them are expected to know what they want to commit themselves to to make a living. If kids are given that much responsibility and such a young age, then why can't they comprehend the consequences of violent crimes such as armed robbery and murder?
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. We must repeal the juvenile system due to its copious faults. This system does not work which is why juveniles need to shape up. Juveniles should face trial as adults when they commit serious crimes because age does not justify crime and victims often suffer from these crimes forever. Whenever people say that juveniles should be subject to lesser sentences seeing as they are children, it makes no sense.
He got a life sentence which he deserved because he killed a defenseless toddler maybe for jealousy but whatever the case may be, it 's kids like this who are old enough to know what they’re doing but still do it. I don’t believe it when people say that the kids brain is not fully developed, although it is true but it 's developed enough to know from right and wrong and if a 13 year old kid doesn’t know right or wrong then they need help. In the story “On Punishment and Teen Killers” by Jennifer Jenkins explains that “a teenager murdered her and her husband...she was pregnant with their first child. She begged for the life of her unborn child as he shot her. He reported to a friend, who testified at his trial about his ‘thrill kill’ that he just wanted that he just wanted to ‘see what it feels like to shoot someone.” he is serving life sentence now but how can a child be justified for something like that.
Derek did say a couple times that Ben was a mean to people he didn’t like such as Jacob and himself. What was the most damning piece of evidence against Jacob? Was there anything that you felt exonerated him? At First I thought that the knife that Jacob had was a piece that was very hard to disregard, however I feel that the story that Jacob wrote resembling Ben’s murder from the porn site that he always goes on basically was his confession in a sense. To write a story about a murder right after he’s very skeptical, but to know details of the story based from the murder is something that need attention because its shows that he could have been involved.
Yes, everyone feels bad that a thirteen year old is going to prison, but do they feel bad that the victims’ parents will no longer be able to see their son or daughter again? The families that are emotionally hurt have to live with the sorrow forever throughout their life, whereas a criminal is still given the choice to live, even if it is in a prison.The criminal’s parents are still allowed to visit as well. So why feel bad for the young criminal but forget about the victim and his or her family? Without justice, the world would be chaotic. If a criminal is given the chance change, how will one be completely sure if they did change or not?
If teenagers start learning from a young age about crime and how their life might be if they continue through that path they might change it around for themselves. Since there are some that are just somewhere at the wrong time or hangout with the wrong crowd and get sucked into somewhere they would have never imagined. Then they get labeled as a criminal and they themselves start believing they are one as well, and they start becoming something they never thought they would be. Another reason I decide to choose this was for myself to become more aware of the programs that are available to inmates and to help them in any way to get educated and they could believe in themselves as
Nowadays kids are being charged as adults more and more for convicting crimes under the age of 18. Lory Reynolds stated “So many kids end up in the juvenile justice system before they’ve been able to get help.They end up getting help through the juvenile justice system, and that 's wrong. A kid shouldn 't have to commit a crime to get the help they need.” Juveniles are being convicted as adults for committing violent crimes such as assault, murder, sexual assault, etc.. There are three articles that talk whether or not juveniles should or should not be convicted as adults. Juveniles should not be convicted as adults for violent crimes because kid’s brains are not yet fully developed until they become adults.
They also believe that that some of these teens are committing crimes because they are going through a rough time in there and when they commit to these crimes they don't know what they are doing and later on regret it. They are not fully grown to understand the crimes they're committing. Although some people believe that kids don't know what they are doing when they commit these crimes, they also have to think about the consequences. If they murder someone just because they don't know what they are doing or because they are going through a “rough” time, they just make the situation worse. They take away another person live that didn't deserve to die and a family has to pay the consequences because they are the ones that have to deal with
A common issue in today’s society is the increasing number of young people who are being sentenced for joint enterprise. There are many arguments for and against this law due to many not wanting innocent people locked up for a crime they witnessed, or being sentenced for observing dangerous and illegal actions which isn’t actually their fault. I believe joint enterprise should no longer be used. The reason for this is because I personally think only the one who commits the crime should hold a punishment. I do believe those who took part deserve to be punished too, just not as severely.
It weakens the faith the public has for the justice system as well as poses safety issues; when innocent people are put away, the real criminals are still out there. Luckily, it is known what causes wrongful convictions and how to fix them. Many wrongful convictions are due to mistaken eyewitnesses, jailhouse snitches, or false evidence. I think many of the wrongful convictions could be solved with harder evidence, more information. A case should not rely on a single eye witness but multiple.