Some crime are committed that society want to see the juvenile be locked up and the key to be thrown away. This mentality makes rehabilitation programs hard to be supported and punishment seem almost manditory. The fact is that juveniles need the second chance because an adult life is much longer than an adolesent life and adolesents make mistakes out of emotion not logic. When a juvenile commits a crime and experiences no remorse there are big issues that juvenile is dealing with hat a juvenile should not have to deal with at that age. Once an adult the justice system should hold the offender responsible for his or her actions and punishment should be
Steinberg argues that children “12 and under” should be considered as juveniles in the judicial system (Steinberg). He believes that he potential for juvenile to change is much greater than that of an adult. Research shows that youth, twelve years old and under, do not effectively understand the way the judicial system works. Steinberg truly believes that children should be punished for their crimes; however, they should not endure the same harsh punishments of adults. 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.
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
Daniel kongou April 6, 2012 Juvenile’s justice Juveniles Should Be Treated As Adult Professor RAMSEY Juvenile’s delinquency has become a major problem for law enforcement and for the community. Nowhere seems to be safe nowadays because kids want to act like adult and want to take control in any situation especially when it goes to their benefits. They want to have the power and the respect by becoming gang members. They commit criminal act in the community and are not afraid of the consequences. They do not have or take the time to learn about life and what is good for them.
As such, the best way to deal with them is through rehabilitation rather than punishment. The Time U.S magazine ran an article in 2001 titled, “Should the Law Treat Kids and Adults Differently?” Reasons why they should not treat kids and adults differently stated by the article were: • The juvenile prison system can help kids turn their lives around; rehabilitation gives kids a second chance. • Children don’t have the intellectual or moral capacity to understand the consequences of their actions. • Children should be able to get deadly weapons in the first place. Adults who provide kids with guns used in violent crimes should be held accountable.
Jordan Potter Juvenile Justice Position Paper May 8, 2011 Abstract: The Juvenile system always looks right to rehabilitation for the crimes being committed, when every crime deserves to be seen by a judge no matter how minor they may be. If a minor were to bring a weapon to school, they are brought into the Juvenile Bureau by the intake officer, placed into a holding cell, photographed and fingerprinted if the juvenile is age 14 or older, and asked a series of questions. The parent’s/guardians are called to come pick up the juvenile and the usual punishment for such a crime is suspension from school which might as well be a chaperoned vacation and the juvenile cannot leave the house without an adult. Many cases are not even taken
To some extent I agree with the idea that juveniles should be tried as an adult when they commit murder or any other heinous crime resulting in the life of another person; however, I disagree that all juveniles should be tried as adults due to the fact that their brains aren’t fully developed in the sense that the crimes they may commit are out of spontaneous action. Proposition 21 talks a lot about adolescents and whether it is right to try them as adults. In the case of many teens they commit crimes that may or may not be worth the adult punishment. In my opinion, it should only be okay to punish them as adults when they kill someone. Proposition 21 states that juveniles 14 or older charged with murder or any specified sex offenses require
Juvenile justice module 5 writing Name: Instructor: Task: Date: This chapter has highlighted some of the reasons behind the transfer of juvenile offenders to adult courts. The magnitude of offenses committed by some of the juveniles, for instance, fails to offer them the merit endowed to juveniles whose cases are conducted in juvenile courts. The transfer of such youths is beneficial to themselves as they are in a position to learn about the seriousness of their mistakes, therefore, trying to avoid them since they become aware of the repercussions (Elrod and Ryder 216). Moreover, such an action is beneficial to the society; as these youths do not have the freedom to walk about freely in their communities. Finally, these transfers benefit the system, as it is intricate to handle some cases committed by juveniles, while in juvenile courts.
Juveniles are treated with more care than an adult because of their fragile state during childhood (Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, 2011). Also, minors are usually left home with their parents to supervise them instead of putting them into facilities to help rehabilitate them (Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, 2011). Adults typically don’t get put into their parents care; they are placed into a facility that best suits their crime. I personally feel that these methods used for crime control are best for juveniles and adults. A minor needs more one on one based care due to the fact they are more influential during this stage in their life.
When children commit the same heinous crimes, however, the distinction between the two is difficult for society to make. As a consequence, juveniles in most cases are tried as adults and if found guilty are being put in adult prisons to serve out their term. The society’s