Is It Fair For Juveniles Essay

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IS IT FAIR FOR JUVENILES TO BE TRIED ADULTS AND IS IT FAIR TO GIVE THEM LIFE SENTENCES? April 5, 2013 Abstract The court system has been trying to figure out how to properly handle and reprimand minors who commit severe crimes like murder. They struggle between giving them the death sentence or just trying them as an adult and giving them a life sentence. The majority of these cases wind up putting the juvenile in prison for life. For years the courts and people of America have wondered if giving life sentences to youths are fair and just. Many people probably don’t even know that a juvenile delinquent can get a life sentence behind bars. Sadly, the majority of court cases involving minors getting life sentences involve…show more content…
When they committed their crimes they weren’t thinking with an adult mindset, but with a child’s own, not worrying about the consequences of their actions. These kids were not in a right state of mind, which is not their fault. But, they were all psychologically unstable and therefore needed to be kept behind bars for everyone else’s safety. References Bronner, Ethan. "Juvenile Killers and Life Terms: A Case in Point." New York Times. 12 Oct. 2012. Web. 5 Apr. 2013. "Famous Juvenile Killers." Web log post. Famous Things, People and Events. 25 Jan. 2013. Web. 05 Apr. 2013. <>. De Atley, Richard K. "SARA KRUZAN CASE: Conviction Reduced; Parole Possible." The Press-Enterprise, 18 Jan. 2013. Web. 05 Apr. 2013. <>. Nellis, Ashley, Ph.D. THE LIVES OF JUVENILE LIFERS: FINDINGS FROM A NATIONAL SURVEY. The Sentencing Project: Research and Advocacy for Reform. Mar.2012. Web. 4 Apr. 2012. Travis, Susan L. "Sara Kruzan Human Trafficking Story." The Huffington Post., 17 Oct. 2012. Web. 05 Apr.
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