Essay On Should Juveniles Be Tried As Adults

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Should juveniles be tried as adults Should juveniles be tried as adults? If a sixteen year old kills both of his parents with the full intention of doing it should he be tried as an adult. Is there a big difference between an eighteen year old and a sixteen year old? Does being sixteen make a person have a different way of thinking? Do they not know if they are doing something wrong or illegal? In 1971 two boys by the age of 7 and 10 killed a toddler by beating him with a brick and then tying him to a makeshift cross and left him in an alley basement. There is many debate on whether these boys should be tried as an adult. And there is still debate on whether juveniles should be tried as an adult. I think they should. Kids can be very dangerous…show more content…
In the article Children in prison. “Children are five times more likely to be sexually assaulted in adult prisons than in juvenile facilities and face increased risk of suicide.” These children are treated like this because they are smaller and more vulnerable. That makes it easy for adults to take advantage of them. This is not a right way to be treated for children but most of these juveniles deserve it. This is most of their punishments for committing crimes as bad as murder, assault, and rape. Some of these kids need to be under supervision so most of this don 't happen. There are certain backgrounds and reason that these children have that puts them into a situation where they have to commit crime this is brought into light even more in the article. “Many young children in America are imperiled by abuse, neglect, domestic and community violence, and poverty.” But this is no excuse for the young juveniles actions. When these kids fall into a life of crime and violence they know the risk and the punishments. The states and psychiatrist want to be able to rehabilitate these kids. “Sadly, many states have ignored the crisis and dysfunction that creates child delinquency and instead have subjected kids to further victimization and abuse in the adult criminal justice system.” This is what the court system wants and this is what I agree
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