There has been many a time in my life, as I’m sure there has been in everyone else’s, that being given the second chance has made the difference. But I do believe, however trite this may sound, that if you do an adult crime, you do adult time. Minors that commit certain serious crimes should be tried as adults. Some youths are even known to commit crimes without thought because they know they cannot be tried as adults. Violent, preventable crimes by minors have long plagued America’s larger cities but have scarcely been punished because of the age of the perpetrators.
Glanced At Life should be valued because we only get to live it once. However, what we do with our lives is at our own discretion. Many people in their youth decide to live a life of misdeeds and become juvenile criminals. North America does have a Juvenile Justice Department, but some of these young offenders are waivered into the adults’ courts where juveniles can be subjected to any punishment available. In most juvenile homicide cases, they are automatically put into the adult justice system for committing the adult-like crime.
Bud Fox is tried as an adult and sentenced to 61.5 years consecutively in prison including 15 from when he was charged as a juvenile for nonviolent crimes. I feel this sentencing is extremely harsh due to the fact that he is still a minor and his 8th amendment is being violated. Bud Fox was not given a fair trial in my opinion. The judge in this case has let the victims that were impacted by Fox’s fraudulent investment operation play an emotional factor in his sentencing decision. I believe that the victims should be held responsible for making the decision to invest into Fox’s operation.
Adolescents Being Tried As Adults In the Criminal Justice System: An Unfair & Uneducated Policy Of The Judicial System Why Does This Matter? Every year, more criminal acts are being committed in the US by both adults & minors. While the US has a firm set of policies that adult offenders are subject to, individuals under 18 are not offered the same “luxury”. Laws regarding the sentencing for minors are still in the grey area when it comes to agreement & enforcement. While adults have the mental capability & life experience to know right from wrong, and should be held accountable for their actions & be subjected to the laws that have been put in place to punish offenders of such crimes, adolescents do not yet have the
Although politicians claim that the public demands tough policies, moral panics tend to dissipate when the crisis passes. Many around the country would argue because of more serious crimes committed by adults has fashioned an umbrella on the juvenile system which imposes robust crimes for the juvenile themselves. Now when a juvenile has committed a crime, the next step is the procedures of handling the juvenile physically and mental status. Following the arrest of a juvenile offender, a law enforcement officer has the discretion to release the juvenile to his or her parents, or take the offender to juvenile
Donna King (Smart Justice) described her experience in jail as “Each prison sentence I went through, my crimes got bigger. I started to learn new things about crime.” While the criminal is in prison they cannot commit crimes, however, when released a large number (44% of Victorian prisoners) reoffend, are caught, and jailed again. Society needs to accept that for the vast majority of criminals, there is no magic wand that can be waved to make them see the error of their ways and lead a crime-free life. They are unable - and do not want - to hold down a regular job; they see crime as a way of life, a source of
Sure a middle-aged man convicted of murder will be tried as an adult, but there are those who commit the same crime that are still juveniles. When the criminal justice system was set-up, it only covered adults who committed such crimes, with no mention of juvenile offenders. Maybe those who created it never thought
Wheeler, Joey Proposition/Support Period: 2 December 5, 2012 Juvenile Justice Essay The vexing question of whether an adult trial and sentence are deemed just for juvenile criminals plague the judicial system as more adolescents commit violent crimes in today’s society. As punishment, most juvenile offenders who are found guilty of certain misdemeanors are sent to juvenile detention facilities for a relatively short period or, in some cases, at least until they are 18 years of age, at which time they are transferred to an adult prison. However, there are an unfortunate few who are tried and directly punished as adults; they are either sentenced to death row or incarcerated in a state prison infested with hardcore adult criminals and felons for as long as a lifetime. All youths, despite the crimes they committed, should not be tried and sentenced as adults. Many juvenile offenders are not intellectually or
Tia Briggs Ms. Simpkins English 11.5th hour October 17, 2012 Juvenile offenders tried as adults “You are here-by sentenced to life in prison”, is an intimidating adult-like sentence that many young offenders have heard in their short lives. Youth violence has become a national concern, and juvenile arrests are steadily rising. Some offenders can range from 9 years of age up to 18 years old and despite their ages, can commit crimes that you never thought they could or would even think of committing. Some are rapist, gang-members and even murderers. However, regardless of the crimes they have committed, they are young children that have not had a chance to explore life and everything that it has
Should Youthful Offenders Be Tried As Adults? Ervin Frankli March 28, 2012 SWK 501: Policy II Alabama A&M University History of Juvenile Justice System: “Many people believe juvenile courts were invented to "go easy" on young criminals. The actual reasons are more complicated. The 19th Century reformers who advocated the establishment of juvenile courts were just as interested in crime control as they were in social work. Admittedly, some reformers were motivated by a desire to save growing numbers of poor and homeless children from the streets of America’s cities.