Juveniles should not be tried as adults in any circumstance. Firstly, children do not have fully developed minds, like adults do which deters their ability of problem solving and reasoning. Secondly, it is a proven fact that adult facilities are not efficient punishments and juveniles sent to these are more likely to re-offend quicker. And finally, sending juveniles to adult centers will ruin their life. Speaker number 2 stated, and I quote, “Juveniles are well aware of the actions they make and should be tried as adults for their heinous crimes.” end quote.
(Reaves) Furthermore, juveniles to be tried as adults is that it'll not only make them understand the consequences of their action, but also prevent them from committing any further crimes, knowing fully well that they are not given any special consideration because of their age factor. It will thus lower the crime rate in society. When there are harsh punishments meted out on children who commit crimes, others will learn from their mistakes and deter from doing anything drastic like such. (Reaves) For example, when my niece sees one of my cousins get into trouble for something they did. For instance, take something that does not belong to them or break a toy that is also is not theirs, its helps and understand what my niece should not do.
The Problem with Kids in Adult Prisons Anthony Brown CJ490-06: Research Methods in Criminal Justice Jerry Lulejian The Equal Justice Initiative has an article on children being incarcerated in prisons with adults. The article discussed the number of children sentenced as adults and sent to prisons that housed adults. It also discussed the conditions in which the children were faced with: such as, abuse, neglect, domestic and community violence. The article goes on to explain the possible outcomes and effects that are placed on these kids from a mental standpoint and socially upon release from the institution. The problem that the article suggests is that this is a societal issue that demands attention instead of continuing to place
Jessica McClenahan Sociology of Prisons Professor Ronald Lee Morris 12 March 2012 Prison: A Corrupt System “Prison will always be prison: Every society has to live with some level of institutional violence in the worlds it builds to confine its most dangerous elements, and there’s an inherent cruelty to incarceration that cannot be refined away. But there has to be a limit, as well. And what Americans have learned to tolerate (or rather, ignore) inside the walls of jails and prisons ought to churn our stomachs, shock our consciences, and produce not only outrage, but action.” (Douthat) The inherent cruelty to incarceration goes beyond the expected violence that occurs in prison. The corruption of the penal system this cruelty
Will the victim be afforded the same compensation, the eight year old was a mentally challenge. Today juveniles are committing adult’s crimes at an alarming rate. The appeal process for this case will be a landmark case for years to come. There is various punishment philosophies used in the court systems when choosing which punishment the defendant would receive once he or she has been found guilty of the crime committed. The juvenile court system and adult court system uses the same philosophies, but there are some differences between the two.
His failings include the real value of imprisonment, the false hood of the risk of being raped or murdered; the simple reality that the author fails to see is that violence promotes more violence. As humans we need to stop the violence at all cost, in our schools, in our work place, etc. Flogging or horse-whipping publicly will not do that. We as human beings need not to revert back to Puritan times as Jacoby suggest, but to find answer to control the overcrowding we have in our prison today and to help those that are coming out of the prisons to make sure they stay
There should be a entry level system that decides what kind of prison an individual should be sent to. If the crime is violent they should be sent to a maximum security prison with no frills and hard labor. These people hurt other people and probably changed others’ lives forever. They should be punished in a hard labor prison. I think that trying to rehabilitate a very violent person is a waste of money.
If police officers did not act with integrity, good morals, and good ethical decision making tactics then the general public would not trust them. If there is no trust for police officers with the general public this country would have mass chaos. People would not feel safe in their homes because the people (police officers) that are supposed to serve and protect them are dishonest and untrustworthy. Without police officers and other members of the criminal justice field having integrity our country would be like a third world country with all types of pandemonium, anarchy, disorder, and confusion going on. In conclusion, integrity plays a major role in our criminal justice system especially in the jobs of police officers.
It seems like the answer is different in every juvenile court, and it actually depends on the serious of the crime and the background of the juvenile is what it goes by. It’s an area that most people don’t like to touch, let alone argue about because there are just too many differences that could be used as examples. As a court system, they should start looking at crimes case by case, but history has proven that its bound to change, and it could end up being a more serious punishment for our juvenile justice
“Protecting” teenagers by putting them in maximum security, as has been proposed, is not the answer. This level of sensory and social deprivation, physical inactivity and isolation is usually reserved for incorrigible, hardened prisoners. Such a sentence will have pervasive damaging effects. In addition, staff members in a juvenile facility and adult prison are not interchangeable in their skills sets. Staff members who work with teens need to a) understand the developmental tasks of adolescence, b) basically enjoy interactions with the age group, and c) have significant special training to be effective.