I do think that courts should consider other factors, like the severity of the crime, the juvenile's previous criminal record and their upbringing, before determining if they should be tried as an adult. But, it should still be the goal of the court system to attempt to educate juveniles, rather than throwing in the towel at the first sign of violence, and sending them to prison with even more violent, hardened criminals. Some say that children who commit adult crimes such as murder should be tried as adults. Then you should be tried as an adult no matter your age. If you take a life from one you should suffer the same punishment if your 15 or if your 43.
Youth that hang around people their age that are making bad choices and not abiding the law will involve in crimes with friends who are doing the same. Their environment can cause them to act out in negative ways, the lack of positive adults, abuse and neglect, and too much idle time and not enough planned activities. Children should not be tried as adults. “The United States Supreme Court has ruled that there are limitations on the punishment juveniles can receive even when they are tried in adult court. The law considers youth crimes to be less culpable than adult, therefore juvenile punishment should not be as severe as those available for adults, even for the exact same crime.” The punishment of a 14 year old, Arkansas teenager who wasn’t the triggerman at a video rental store that he and his robbed was fair.
One of the most significant differences is the intent of the two systems; the focus of the juvenile justice system is on rehabilitation and future reintegration, while the goal of the criminal justice system is punishment and deterrence of future crime. In juvenile court rulings, decisions often take psychosocial factors into account along with current offense severity and the youth’s offense history. In contrast, in criminal proceedings, the severity of the offense and criminal history weigh most heavily in sentencing outcome. Upon release, those who pass through the juvenile justice system receive parole-like surveillance along with reintegration programs, reflecting the belief that juvenile behavior can be changed. Those released from prison receive surveillance which serves to monitor and
This juvenile should do life in prison. Juveniles are young adults, they are not kids or babies, young adults if they are same knows right from wrong and acts of violence and breaking the law is not right so punishment is required, is it right for a 17 year old to rape a 35 year old lady and only get a fine? No normally men are stronger and some of these 17 year olds are over
Juvenile Crime Juveniles accused of serious offences should be tried in adult courts, rather than in Juvenile Courts. Discuss the pros and cons of such statement. Introduction Juvenile delinquency, better known as youth crime occurs when people of a younger age are involved in criminal activities instead of character forming activities like education or sports. Some of the causes of this type of crime include broken families, lack of education and drug addiction. Like every other type of crime, it has negative effects on society.
At that time the judge will review recommendations and examine the facts of the case to determine what course of rehabilitation is necessary. A youth offender may be detained for his own safety, while a defendant has the right to post bail or bond. A youth offender is considered to be judged as a delinquent but in a criminal court, a defendant may be found guilty or innocent. Over the year juvenile mechanisms have be set in place, depending on the certain criteria and the severity of the crimes, juveniles must meet these mechanics to determine if a juvenile should be tried as an adult in a criminal court. Legislation in the past has considered the elimination of juvenile courts because community perception that courts are too lenient on serious the crimes and rule unfairly on the minority and poor children.
Rehabilitation vs. Punishment Introduction For us, the citizens are accustomed to hearing whenever it is punishment or rehabilitation The modern doctrine considers criminal offenders who are sentenced to prison to be "rehabilitated" and to serve his sentence, can be reintegrated into society. That is, be part of the principle of the perfectibility of man and the premise of which is a series condition, mainly external, which induce the crime. However, reality shows another face. In our prisons not only rehabilitate prisoners, men and women, but seem to have become, rather, in schools of crime.
However the deterrence of crime does not rely solely on the idea of discouragement due to the implication of punishment. Juveniles commit crimes for several of reasons, and if the gain from the crime was the only issue that plays in juvenile crime then this sole method would probably work; however there is considerable elements to juvenile delinquency. This delinquency could be due to a juvenile’s culture or environment and that acts as a contributor. It is imperative to learn the particular reason why a specific juvenile has turned to crime so that it may be corrected. This ensures that juvenile offenders may have the chance to rejoin society as productive members.
Treatment can not only help a juvenile offender get past the actions that caused him/her to be an offender in the first place but also can help the juvenile from repeating the same mistake again. There are many different treatment options available for juveniles I believe the decision should be based on the nature of the crime that they committed. A juvenile delinquent crime where I live, which is the state of New Jersey, is considered anyone under the age of 17 that commits a crime. There are many different types of crimes in the United States and outside of the more serious ones such as murder and rape. Smaller crimes by juveniles can be tough to judge because they can be based on so many different factors.
The issue of youth justice evolved into the concept conferencing, which can be considered as an option if a young person has committed an offence that is covered by the Young Offenders Act 1997 (cwlth), but is too serious to be dealt with by way of police warning or formal police caution. The point of this is to keep young offenders out of the criminal justice system and rehabilitate them instead of sending them to juvenile detention for periods at a time. (b) Explain the problems in the current criminal justice system with reference to that issue The main problems in the current criminal justice system can be seen as: • the failure to address social and economic dimensions of juvenile crime • inadequate legal frameworks • high level of violence and abuse from police The failure to address the dimensions of juvenile crime arose due to a number of reasons, but common to a few key points. Firstly, in reference to the social issues, the general public and local communities did not feel as though the juvenile offender really understood how the crime they committed impacted on everyone; including the