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.
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 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. Many juveniles do not know the difference between right and wrong, therefore they go on to commit such heinous crimes.
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.
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
They would learn for the future. If they were not harshly punished and tried for adult consequences, they may not learn and take a life again which leads to the argument, “if you put the kid in prison, you’re taking his future, and everything he has going good for him away”. This concern has an obvious response. Nathaniel Abraham not only murdered and took a life and future that wasn’t his, but this is permanent. If he spends a decent portion of his life in prison, that may only be temporary.
But the punishment that is being dulled out to these children simply isn’t just. Forcing a juvenile to spend the rest of their life wasting away in a cell is cruel and unusual punishment. The punishment these kids should be given is time for rehabilitation, time for consolation, and nothing more than that. How is a child, forced to live the rest of their days behind bars, going to use what they learned from their actions and positively affect society? Taking away the life of a juvenile is almost as bad as the juvenile committing the crime itself.
I think that the court systems should have a little more power when it comes to choosing due process or criminal control. If the person is a first time offender and it is a small crime then I think they should have the right to defend themselves. On the other hand if the person is being prosecuted for the second or more time for the same type of offense or if it was an offense that is very bad then I feel that they need to be punished for the crimes that they have committed. I do believe that there should be balance because not all court cases need to be dealt with to the extreme of punishments but then there are some cases and individuals that never seem to learn so they need to be dealt with in a different way to deter them and others from committing those same
This theory states that all people have the potential to become criminals because modern society presents many opportunities for illegal activity but one has the choice to not engage. If a child is raised in a clean community that has strong morals and if that child has positive role models at home and in the community, they more likely to grow up achieving her goals. In all while it maybe true that your surroundings and the people around you can be the reason behind someone becoming apart of the criminal justice system, but in my oppioin I believe it the person themselves. Whether we like it or not we know right from wrong, we may not see it when we are young but as time progresses we become
The Juvenile Justice guidebook for Legislators suggest that “ Without treatment, the child may continue on a path of delinquency and eventually adult crime. Effective assessments of and comprehensive responses to court-involved juveniles with mental health needs can help break this cycle and produce healthier young people who are less likely to act out and commit crimes”. In a case, the jurors and prosecutors should at least be aware that if it was the mental disorder that caused or influenced them to kill, it could have been avoided. Through effective treatment the juvenile could have been able to break the cycle of a future criminal history. It should be taken into consideration that not all the time is juveniles associated with type of fundamental