At what impact does society face or will have to face for allowing a juvenile to be transferred and charged in an adult court? Should the society allow the juvenile to be charged as an adult? If the answer is a resounding “Yes” society will see the court handle the horrendous crime committed from said juvenile with a harsher punishment with a slim chance of a way out. Violence is met with the punishment it deserves. Also, this punishment will also be a deterrent and set the precedent for others to see and understand the implications of violence.
Though I concede that an abusive or manipulative environment could have influenced their decision to purposely end someone’s life, I still agree with the minority that, to protect our society from their atrocity, juveniles should be given life sentences for murder. Juvenile killers should take responsibility for their actions because they have the mental capacity to make conscious decisions for themselves--no matter how impetuous--even if that decision is murder. Granting that juveniles are indeed living in a dysfunctional environment which they believe is inescapable, the environment itself doesn’t force a teenager’s hand in killing
But of course, juveniles should be tried as adults as a punishment for their crimes especially murder. Many juveniles who are tried under the juvenile system do not rehabilitated completely to reenter society. Many juveniles should know the difference between right and wrong and should think of the consequences of their actions. Also the pain of loss the victims’ families knowing that they will not see their loved ones. Juveniles should be tried as adults to help them understand the reality of life and to give justice to the victims’
The juvenile should face time in prison for his or her crime to a certain extend. The families of the victims deserve peace and closure knowing the person who took the life of their beloved one is facing time behind bars. As a person you should already know that hurting someone is not acceptable. Taking from someone is not okay. If you make a mistake you should be punished for it.
The main solution is to stop minors being tried as adults A. The solution is to help the minor instead of punishing them a. Minors should be given and taught the basic life and social skills after being release from prison Transition: Lastly minor should not be tried as adults instead they should be tried as minor and given proper care to stop the crimes. Conclusion: In conclusion I think that minors should not be tried as adults because they will not survive in and adult prison and they will commit more crimes if they are put into adult prison. So the solution is to help them recover and become a better person in society instead of punishing
There are indication that most criminals have a juvenile records in the US, indicating that crime manifests from a tender age. Therefore, to reverse the incidence of crime, it follows that the best strategy is to reduce the criminal orientation in the juvenile offenders as opposed to hardening them and preparing them for criminal careers. The case of the Crossroads Juvenile Center demonstrates the willingness of the juvenile justice systems to make these changes on the children. References Day, S. (2014). Runaway Man: A Journey Back to Hope.
So far the only programs that are in use to fix this situation is ones helping them pick better peers, getting them into sports and even helping them find jobs. “The severe behavioral problems of juvenile offenders are a result of complex and interactive individual and environmental factors, which elicit and maintain offending behavior. Therefore, the focus of effective treatment must be on addressing such criminogenic needs and the multiple "systems in which the young person comes from.” Recent research demonstrates that in order to achieve the best outcomes for youth offenders and the general public, community-based, empirically supported intervention practices must be adopted as an alternative to incarceration wherever possible.” By keeping them in something positive and productive they have less time to be in trouble. These programs need to be more well known because it will decrease the number of juveniles
By repealing the juvenile justice system we can put in a new system that will work. Nothing beneficial is coming from it and juveniles do not gain the understanding that actions have a consequence. If juveniles who commit crimes began to face trial adults, receiving life sentences or several years, crime would begin to decrease. These minors feel they can do anything because they are young. Our society needs to come forward to teach our children a better way of living.
The classical theory should be what determines if a juvenile is punished or rehabilitated. The severity of the punishment should be determined by the severity of the crime to deter others and reduce crime. As well as the punishment should be swift and appropriate to deter others and reduce crime. As well as the 8th Amendment should have a part on the decision for the delinquent. The extent of the crime should match the punishment given to the delinquent and the age of the delinquent should also be taken into effect when deciding how to proceed with the
At the start of the Juvenile system was nothing more than a juvenile offender and a judge having a conversation about what the offender did wrong and why he or she shouldn’t do it again. The goal of the Juvenile Courts system was to rehabilitate instead of punish juvenile offenders. The courts based this on the legal doctrine of parens patriae. This doctrine enables the state to fill in as a juvenile guardian. The courts attempted to center around the best interest of the