They should be put into thearopy or analyzed by a psychologist to see whats going on on their heads to see what causes then to do horrifying things that they are doing to want to hurt other people. They often lesrn from their mistakes by being shown the right way to handle certain situations rather than using violence. Their parents should lead by example because most of the time the children look up to their parents. If the child is not being shown any attention at home, they usually do something drastic so they can get that attention that they want. Kids should not be tried as adults.
Of course there could be more structure which would cause gangs to be less damaging to our culture but the original idea behind it is a good one. We have things like Boys and Girls Club or after school programs to keep children busy and out of trouble, but those seem to be for youth whose parents and families are involved in their lives and play an active role in the decisions they make. Other children don’t have that starting at a very young age so they become independent and think they can do things on their own. That is the idea behind a gang. It is a group of individuals that want to find their place but have no direction to guide them.
Teenagers do not have the intellectual or mental capacity to understand the consequences of their actions; they lack the same capacity to be trial defendants. The reason behind juvenile court systems is to protect these immature kids instead of harming them. Parents and institutions need to work with young criminals to shape their brains onto the right path to
5/24/08 The legal system can do various things to stop teens and kids from getting into gangs by producing outreach programs, community centers and using ex-gang members as mentors. The government has put in a lot of work to try and help kids to stay away from the gang life and the streets. The only reason most kids are in gangs is for the feeling of belonging to a family and unity. Also, some members like the way they dress. Some of the kids have a lack of family structure and therefore the lack of guidance to help point them in the right direction when times get hard.
When these factors do not work in the young offenders favor, that child should be held accountable for their actions. Also, the repeat offenders of the juvenile court system knows that nothing serious will be done to them as long as they are under the age 18, in most states. Justice should have no age limit or any other exceptions. This does not mean that there are not minor flaws in the laws of processing children in adult courts, but we definitely do not want to give up on bread forever because of a few slices being defective. Juvenile courts do not have proper laws to fairly prosecute violent crimes to the fullest extent.
According to reuters.com the death penalty in California is the most expensive and the least effective. It has 726 inmates on death row yet the last time they executed one was 6 years ago. This puts a financial burden on this state. A 2011 study by Ninth Court of Appeals said the death penalty has cost the state $4 billion since 1978. If California would have gotten rid of the death penalty long ago such money would not have been spent, saving the state millions of dollars.
Interventions such as SORNA, which call for labeling youth as sex offenders require them to re-register at regular intervals and thus reinforce the label, and notifying others of their status as sex offenders likely limit the opportunities that such youth have to participate in normal adolescent activities and limit the peer group that they can access. Although the negative impact of the labeling process has been argued, youths identified as troubled do experience rejection from most peer groups and from adults. Thus, youths registered as sex offenders are more likely to socialize with other troubled peers and are less likely to be involved and attached to social institutions such as church’s and schools because of limitations to their access. Those who steer clear of criminal behavior has been associated with attachment of school and other prosocial organizations and institutions that promote involvement in a prosocial peer group. Consequently, the effects of ongoing registration of adolescence well into their young adulthood, as called for in the Adam Walsh Act, are more likely the result of criminal behavior than the prevention of sexual
“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.
Just because a child commit’s the crime, doesn’t mean that the crime wasn’t committed. The victim (if there was one) still suffered. Violent crime should receive the harshest of punishments and it’s said that the children should be equivalent to that. The reason juveniles should be tried as adults is because it will not only help them understand the event of their action but also discourage the juvenile from any crimes in the future. It will automatically decrease crime rates in today’s society and hopefully make it a better place.
They believe that it violates the eighth amendment, ban on cruel and unusual punishment. You never know what the child's home environment is, so maybe that is why they perform these actions. Juveniles should not be sentenced to life in prison for committing murder because their brain is not fully developed. From the ages of eighteen and twenty five