In the article “Kids Should Never Be Tried As Adults” the author says, “Think of [9 year-old] Cameron Kocher, who couldn’t even stay awake for his pretrial motions. Imagine Jordan Brown, now of all of 12 years old, advising his lawyer on approaches to cross-examining witnesses, or discussing pros and cons of pleading guilty,”(Robert Schwartz). This evidence that a child should not be talking about pros and cons and cross-examination at such a young age because they do not understand such things. These children were still in the age of innocence where they should be playing with toys instead of being at risk of spending over 10 years of jail time for something they did without understanding the consequences. In the same article the author states, “ In the early part of the decade, researchers for the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice found that…[Teenager’s] capacities change significantly over the course of adolescence.
After all, the victim’s life will never be returned, and the family will permanently lose their loved one” (“7 Top Pros and Cons of Juveniles Being Tried As Adults”). When teen felons choose to act without thinking, they are putting other people’s lives at risk. They need to be charged as adults because the victims of the crimes will not be given the justice they deserve when they have to worry about that criminal harming them again. Although some people think that sending a juvenile through adult court gives them no hope, they should have given this a little thought before committing the crime. Teens need to think about the consequences and how their actions affect others before they act.
Children are not permitted the same rights and responsibilities an adult has. 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) The reason why is because their brains are still changing they are still going throw a change they are still growing.
Also if kids can't drink, drive, or go to R rated movies why can the be tried as adults it makes no sense kids will always be kids no matter the situation they are in you can't treat them as adults for one simple mistake that they made. Just because they're kids doesn't mean that they should not have a trial everyone should have a trial dispise their age and they should have a fair one to they have to look at evry thing about the
“ A child’s mental abilities are not fully developed. He should not be punished in the same way as an adult.” Do you support juveniles getting convicted as an adult ? They are just kids and shouldn’t be in a place where it is dangerous and can scare a child life up for good. Kids mimick off of things they see in their life and the parents should be responsible for their behavior. In the article “ Kids Are Kids” by Marjie Lundstrom says “A child was mimicking Tv programs about a little girls who rob a bank was given a 26-years-to-life prison terms.” This quote states how this child was watching something inappropriate changes a child’s mind and thinks it’s ok to do whatever they saw which makes them commit these
But most will not rehabilitate and will continue their life of crime if they are granted this. The age of a person should not be a factor, the unknowingness of their actions of what is right and wrong will always be present when they commit a crime, and the “underdeveloped brain” argument is also not very true. Teens that commit heinous crimes such as murder, rape, and other similar crimes should be sentenced to life in prison. But with the possibility of parole should be present, and for the most heinous crimes. It is not likely that parole would be given.
I believe that teens should know the right from wrong. They should know that murdering for any reason is wrong, there are other ways to solve things. Some people argue that teens shouldn't be sentenced to life in prison because they are still young and can mature. Their is no real way to know if these teens that committed these crimes have matured. Studies show that teens brains are not fully developed until the age of
Some people believe that juveniles shouldn’t get sentenced to life in prison because of brain studies, age, and the way of living. Recent brain studies have suggested that teenagers suffer from brain-tissue loss, this might be the reason why they commit idiotic decisions. In Gail Garingers article “Juveniles Don’t Deserve Life Sentences” she states “Young people are biologically different from adults.” Then she talks about the young adolescents being sentenced to die in prison. Also how there is a myth about the superpredator and how children are hopelessly
Imagine having your child being taken away. Imagine all the pain and suffering you would go through having to see your child who isnt even 18 yet in handcuffs in a court room fighting for their freedom. I believe teenagers should not go to jail and be charged as adults if they are between the age of 13-17. It is bizarre to put someone in jail who isnt even considered an adult yet. The intention of this essay is to open your mind and let you see that by putting a child in jail not only are you damaging their future, they arent old enough and you have multiple ways to penalize them.
Children that are tried as an adult and receive a guilty sentence will put the adolescent at risk, the child will not have a punishment limit, and the hopes of the child will be corrupted. The adolescents still have a whole life to go through and having the child tried as an adult will be a risk. Most people think that if a child is roomed with an adult then everything will be fine because the adult will protect the child; what the people do not know is what the criminals can do. In Parsell personal experience, he stated “I [also] had been raped in prison at 17…On my first day, I was drugged, gang raped, and turned into sexual chattel” (The New York Times) and what sexual chattel signifies is turning an innocent person into an