Should Juveniles Be Tried as Adults Essay

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A Juveniles Being Charged As Adults Juveniles being tried as adults-- who are to blame? In today's society, it is not who or whom; It is what. Juvenile offenders are now facing a double-edged sword. Not only can they be tried in a Juvenile court for a crime committed. They are now being charged as adults. Charging a juvenile as an adult has stirred up many different views. When should we say enough is enough? Violent crimes committed by juveniles have become a growing epidemic. The children of today are subjected to violence in popular songs, television shows, and even computer games. A parent having guns accessible to children and the society the child lives in all play a part in the destruction of our youth. Juvenile offenders are now facing tougher punishment for their actions. Should society take responsibility for this and try to rehabilitate the youth, or should society penalize the youth and charge them as adults? Juvenile crime is stated as "an act committed by a minor that would be considered a crime committed by an adult, such as vandalism, burglary, assault, or murder" (Silverstein). Juveniles are committing these crimes against families, classmates, and strangers. In many states, a juvenile is any one under the age of eighteen. Young offenders commit these crimes because they feel neglected, that no one cares, and this is a way to get attention. However, professional's say that juvenile offenders commit these crimes due to being abused or even ignored as a child (Valentine). Society has proven countless amounts of times to play a part the breeding of bad behavior amongst our youth. How does a 10 year old find the gun to go kill his classmates? In many cases there were weapons involved that the youth found from other peers or adults in the home. If your child knows where your gun is located, it is partly the irresponsibility of parents that cause so many
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