Accepting Responsibility Across the country, juveniles are making bad decisions and heading down the wrong path. According to statistics, over one million juveniles come through the court system each year and about 200 thousand get charged as adults. Harsher penalties should be enforced upon juvenile law breakers in order to teach them the consequences of their actions, save money, and to avoid repeat offenders. Many believe that it is a terrible idea to send any child or teenager to an adult prison. They believe that these juveniles would be victim of sexual, physically, and mentally abuse.
Matt Breslow 5/1/12 English 12 Carnright Teen Curfews Research Paper If your son/daughter was out past 9 p.m., would you feel safe? Many people have said no to this question with all the crime in the streets as of now. With the 2,800 juveniles that were arrested for homicide in 1994 (Teen Curfews), many people wouldn’t want their kids to be in that statistic. Because of this high number of arrested teens, they began to have curfews that made kids stay inside their homes after a set time. These curfews were made to enforce the law and try to lower the teen crime rate.
This is similar towards Matt’s situation because he was accused for bombing the school and many kids would torture him. How does trying to commit suicide affect Matt’s identity? It affects Matt’s identity because he thinks committing suicide will solve all his problems and people would just leave him alone and forget him because he is dead. How dose committing suicides define Matt’s character? It defines him because he was always bullied at school ever since the incident happen
I find it outrageous that we have spent millions of dollars for the well being of these children and to have mental care for them to not even do their job. In the 1970’s, mental illness and emotional disturbance in children was understood to be their form of disobedience. They thought that this behavior behavior was to be treated harshly with brutal and unjust punishment. At Gatesville in Texas, They were so worried about keeping the towns money in that they kept children for this purpose. It’s irrational of them to keep all of the staff when over half of the institutions populations were released just so that they can keep their jobs.
The thought of living in constant fear, with only the expectation of more pain to come has driven some to take their own lives in hope of ending their suffering. In 2011, twenty-two of Clark county's youths were successful in carrying out their suicide attempts(Milliard, 2011). It is also becoming more common for victims of bullying to seek revenge for their injustices by harming mass amounts of students. Not everyone is capable of brushing aside the hurt and anguish caused to them by a bullying, just because they have gotten older. Some victims turn into bullies themselves; preying on the weak, just as they had been preyed
If we do leave them in jail and forget about them we are showing how ignorant our mentality actually is. What will happen is, that when these prisoners are released, a lot of them will be much more worst and angry then before they originally went to jail. Those who have committed no crime against person or property should be released from the jails and prisons. These include drug offenders, sex workers, those in possession of illegal guns, and anyone else who has hurt and threatened no one, whose only offense was to violate a victimless crime statute. At a cost of about $35,000 per inmate per year, not only is keeping them in prison enormously expensive, draining resources that could be used to pursue actual violent criminals, but it is downright immoral.
Indeed, after the tough laws being carried out, the arrest rate declines for juveniles, and the rate in 2007 was about the same level 25 years ago(“Juvenile Justice”, 2008, p109). Moreover, Katel quotes from Oregon District Attorney Marquis that locking the juveniles up in adult prisons so that they can not hurt anyone (“Juvenile Justice”, 2008, p109).However, keeping the juvenile inmates in adult prisons does not make the society safer in fact; instead, by the time they are released, they likely to do more severe and brutal things to re-offend the society. Katel wrote that, according to a research reported in 2005, almost near half of the juveniles transferred to adult prisons commit new crimes when they are released, while about only one third of the offenders who are from juvenile facilities have done the same thing (2008, p108). Indeed, it sounds horrifying that one of every two juveniles in adult prisons after releasing will commit new crimes, and this makes the society much more dangerous. Another study reported by Florida Juvenile Justice Department has shown the same conclusion: Juveniles in adult prisons had a one third percent (34%) higher recidivism rate (2008, p112).
Do the courts take into effect the juvenile’s history and home life? There are approximately 2,600 inmates serving life without parole for committing crimes as juveniles (JLC, 2012). Statistics state that this large number of inmates it makes me think about what type of crimes they committed to receive such a punishment. Do these juvenile’s now adults think that because they have no possibility of parole means they should be rehabilitated since they are never getting out of prison? It’s sad to think that these juveniles could turn their life around and possibly be model citizens once back out in the population.
This editorial piece argues that Frank Babic a double murderer could be released from jail after just 28 years. The targeted audience is to all adults it explains how people like him they should not be released to the streets. The tone of this piece is angry, disgusted and disappointed in the fact that the judge would only give 28 years to the a murder like this. The writer complains how an safe it would be if murderers are released from jail to easily. This affect the community and makes them feel scared and unsafe by the fact that this people are being released from jail, and if they are released what is stopping them from doing it
Juvenile: Life In Prison or Parole? Sentencing juveniles to life without parole is basically taking away a teens life for mistakes made in the most aggravating times of a person’s life. My opinion, feel they should be given a chance at parole by eighteen, and if not there, at least by age twenty five. The majority of the audience agreed that no life sentences for juveniles as well as no prison. They believe that it violates the eighth amendment, ban on cruel and unusual punishment.