Laura Rosales Ms. Martin Period: 1 12th Expo. / Comp. December 13, 2011 Kids Are Not Adults Juvenile justice in courts is a worldwide problem that can have negative consequences for the general community climate and for the right of people to live in a safe environment. In the article “startling finds on teenage brains” by Paul Thompson, he states that teenagers are losing lots of brain tissue and they cannot control their impulses. I think teens should not be tried as adults because they have not experienced how does the adult world works long enough to realize what they are doing.
It is obvious that the law has not succeeded in preventing the underage group from drinking. Violating the law will make the students to likely act unlawful manners, so why not make it legal? Once this law is approved, it will benefit the students from inhibiting them to make irresponsible behaviors. Since it is considered as an illegal activity for underage drinkers, teenagers have not been educated on how to drink in moderation beforehand. This is a great opportunity to teach those who are underage so they will have an idea of knowing their limits earlier.
Adolescence, 16 years of age and older, do not differ from adults in many area, that could prevent them from participating in a fair trial. Children between the ages of thirteen and seventeen years old should be assessed to test their competence levels to stand trial. Steinberg argues that immaturity in a juvenile case should be considered; just as insanity and emotional stress are considered in other cases. Collier realizes that crimes are occurring at an increasing rate and wonders why more action has not been taken in the juvenile justice system especially when the prosecutions of juveniles are not unheard
Kids Should Not Be Tried As Adults The Juvenile Court was created in the early twentieth century to handle juvenile offenders on the basis of their youth rather than their crimes. Over the past twenty years, the public’s belief on youth violence has contributed to widespread support across the country to abolish the juvenile court system for kids to be given tougher sentences. The purpose of juvenile court is treatment and guidance rather than punishment so it is the state’s responsibility to protect and rehabilitate young offenders. Since psychology showed a difference between children and adult prisons because they do not have the same rights as adults and are not fully developed either.
The facts clearly indicate that juveniles are incapable of holding their own in a counsel defense due to their lack of knowledge on how to navigate the judicial process. It cannot be denied that the developmental, social, and historical circumstances of adolescents show that their capabilities to work with their defense counsel and comprehend long-term consequences are limited. In addition, those who are incarcerated in adult prison facilities reenter society with more criminal-like features than before they were imprisoned and are more likely to be rearrested for yet another felony mainly because they were not offered rehabilitation during their crucial developmental adolescent years. Juvenile justice should be focused on rehabilitation and reform of character rather than condemning those who are convicted to a life of
Whereas the 16 year old is and should know better. But I agree with the idea that juveniles should be tried as adults when they commit murder or any other odious crime. However, I disagree that all juveniles should be tried as adults due to the fact that their brains aren’t fully developed. That being that the crimes they commit are out of spontaneous
Lesley Cardoza O’Kelly AP English III September 19, 2012 Juveniles in Court Juveniles may also commit crimes out on the streets, but that does not mean that they should be tried as adults. Many people argue about this topic and both sides have good arguments towards their opinion. Many say it is the parents fault by how they were raised, but yet others say it is because of their maturity levels. Many people think that juveniles should be tried as adults for a couple of reasons. Some people say that if you act upon somebody’s “Life, Liberty, and pursuit of happiness” then they should be tried as an adult no matter your age.
Several teenagers choose to criminal acts because of peer pressure, the lifestyle which grown up in, being around gangs, guardians who lack the responsible duties, etc. Not all threats will deter juveniles from committing crimes again. If one decides a rational choice or a
Herrera, Amy Period: 3, Expo. Comp. December 4, 2011 Should juveniles be tried and sentenced as adults? Juveniles accused of violent crimes shouldn’t be sentenced as adults, because they are incapable of property defending themselves in open court. There are certain facts and examples that make us understand the main point that kids cannot be tried as adults.
Should Minors Be Tried as Adults? In one perspective we see children as innocent and fragile members of society, who need guidance to become product citizens. We say we understand children need this guidance because they are not mature enough to understand the significance of their actions, or that they don’t understand the enormity of what of what have done or how it has hurt others. “What kind of twisted message do we send when we tell youth they are judged mature, responsible adults when they commit murder, but silly, brainless kids when they want to vote?” In “Kids and Crimes: Should juveniles who commit serious crimes be treated as adults?” Harlan Protass who wrote the article points out, “We