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
I think it is clear that young people are not deterred from bad behavior by just the fear of punishment. Kids know then a person's “bark is bigger than their bite.” At the same time,if a young person sees someone else get punished for problem behavior, this might deter them by proxy. The idea of general deterrence is that just one punishment is enough todeter other people if the situation is taken care of quickly enough. General deterrencerelies on the idea that, if young people believe that society both intends to punish criminalacts and that they are able to, they will be deterred from committing a crime by thesefactors and this awareness. One example of this is that more police officers can go onto the police force, so that the young person sees them everywhere and believes that they mightcatch them.
Juveniles should not be tried as adults in any circumstance. Firstly, children do not have fully developed minds, like adults do which deters their ability of problem solving and reasoning. Secondly, it is a proven fact that adult facilities are not efficient punishments and juveniles sent to these are more likely to re-offend quicker. And finally, sending juveniles to adult centers will ruin their life. Speaker number 2 stated, and I quote, “Juveniles are well aware of the actions they make and should be tried as adults for their heinous crimes.” end quote.
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
In most juvenile homicide cases, they are automatically put into the adult justice system for committing the adult-like crime. Some of these children are receiving punishments such as life in prison, even life in prison without parole. Although, the kids may have committed the “adult” crime it is unethical for youths to be tried as adults. Youths should not be tried as adults because they are too young to understand the adult criminal court and could receive cruelty from the state penitentiaries. Also, instead of sending the juveniles
Professor Geoppo An Eye For An Eye In 1993, a 2 year old name Jamie Bulger, living in Bootle, England, was taken by two 10 year old boys, and was mutilated and murdered. The two boys then laid his body on a railroad track with the intention of causing substantial injury, making it look like a cover up of what they did to the child. The murderers were tried and convicted as minors and the boys have since been relocated and given new identities stated by article Juvenile criminals must be tried as adults. (Wilde) Jamie Bulger is one of many victims who are unlucky for juvenile crimes. Every year approximately 1.8 million juveniles are arrested for violent crimes.
The criminal is barred from certain types of employment, the family may make them unwelcome, the police may give them an undue amount of attention. The modification of self-image comes about because of the stigma the criminal experiences. We have a self-fulfilling prophecy whereby the individual becomes the person so described by the label. The labeling theory has a great effect on adult offenders. If a person does the time for the crime that they committed then they should be able to enter back into society without any problem but with the labeling theory adult offenders are still ostracized by the crime that they had
Status offenders, delinquents, and juvenile superpredators. A status offender is a child who has committed an act or failed to fulfill a responsibility for which, if he or she were an adult, the court would not have any authority over him or her. A delinquent is a juvenile accused of committing an act that is criminal for both adults and juveniles. A Juvenile superpredator is a term used to describe juveniles who commit violent felony crimes (Fagin 231). In order to create and operate successful rehabilitation programs for juvenile delinquents we need to understand what causes juvenile delinquency.
A juvenile would be more likely to commit a delinquent act or crime because many of these factors in the strain are things that they can not control or get away from, if an adult is a bad relationship they have the option to leave and get away from that person but a juvenile doesn’t always have that option many times they are forced to stay in places and deal with whatever the strain is and this causes an excess of strain which in turn causes delinquent behavior. Also being
Individuals who show remorse for their actions and respect the officer's authority have more of a chance of getting only a warning. 2. A suspect who is unruly, uncooperative or disrespectful is much more likely to be arrested than one who cooperates with the police officer. Individuals who show remorse for their actions and respect the officer's authority have more of a chance of getting only a warning. Studies have been done and found that demeanor was the most important factor in police discretion with juvenile offenders.