Should Children Who Commit Crimes Be Tried as Adults?

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Mr. Justice was a family judge in the High Court of Northern Ireland for several years. Justice witnessed the judicial system change from having concerns about the well-being of children, to that of accountability expected in the criminal system. Brown said, the importance on consequence within the adolescent systems marks a substantial reassessment of the youth’s judicial system, and has changed the court system from a rehabilitative social welfare agency into a low-scale, second-class felonious court for kids (103). Mr. Justice worked each day in the court system listening to comments about the nature of childhood, the feebleness of youngsters, and their loss of innocence; he became attentive on the importance of guarding children where the system concentrated on holding them self-liable. Mr. Justice believed that more juvenile judicial systems needed to be studied. Concentrating on the best interest of the child, encouraging recovery, and reintegrating them into a productive role in society are important. Many factors come into play when deciding if a child should be tried as an adult, more than just the child are to blame. Greater community participation in the organization of criminal justice, as well as an aptitude of commitment towards society may deter offenders. Juvenile offenders should not be tried as adults, until aspects of their environment are assessed efficiently. Juvenile offenders should not be tried as adults for committing crimes. Measuring the offender’s environment has to become a priority. Children’s experiences from a very young age are controlled by others who have liabilities towards them. Social factors such as poverty, poor accommodations, high crime, low education, and poor parenting are all factors to felonious behavior for which the children aren’t directly responsible and they need safeguarding (Gillen 138). Poverty, lack of
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