They should still be punished. If they aren't, they will think that crimes are okay and continue to commit them. Why they should be tried as adults?. A crime is a crime no matter who commits it, Just because a child committed the crime doesn’t mean the victim didn’t suffer and it also doesn’t mean the family of the victim doesn’t continue to suffer. The legal system makes children understand that their actions have consequences keeping them from doing it again.
Although many people are against that, others have felt it was right even necessary. Yes teens make mistakes and do unnecessary things, but treating them as adult’s isn’t the right thing to do. Juveniles shouldn’t be punished as adults, because they’re still maturing and still have the mind of a child. Teenagers often don’t have the mind of an adult, so why try them as one? In Adam Liptak’s article “ Locked Away Forever” published in The New York Times he tells us of the case of Joe Sullivan, who was charged with sexually
Specific deterrence method focuses on the fact that if an individual is punished strongly for one crime, then they will not commit this crime again out of fear of punishment. With this method offenders find themselves going to secure, strict, even unsanitary facilities that drive them away from wanting to commit crimes later. In addition the experiences juveniles are subjected to while incarcerated are supposed to outweigh any benefits delinquent behavior will bring. An example would be having set mandatory sentences for certain crimes, that lets youths know that if they commit the crime then they will be incarcerated. Situational crime prevention stops juveniles by not enforcing strict laws that require harsh punishment, but rather by simply educating society
It's also wrong. While young people must be held accountable for serious crimes, the juvenile justice system exists for precisely that purpose. Funneling more youth into the adult system does no good and much harm. Juveniles are not adults, and saying so doesn't make it so. Besides, we don't really mean it: When we try them in criminal court, we do not deem them adults for other purposes, such as voting and drinking.
The youths that are being tried in the adult courts should be offered to better themselves as for they are not fully developed at the ages under eighteen. Punishing a teen by taking away their rights for life is not helping the betterment of society. Another person in prison means more local taxes for another set of clothing, more food, and occasionally, more space to be built. A psychologist could benefit from these children who caused trouble, especially if the trouble was un intentional. Juveniles have greater possibility than adults to make a change in their lives with the right help with counseling and rehabilitation.
juveniles act on emotions or wants, without thinking their actions through completely. Oftentimes, juveniles are being influenced by an adult in their life. Courts and judges should look at who made the juvenile the way they are, and the living environment that the juvenile is from. It should not be fair that a 17 year old should be treated differently then an 18 year old, if they are a repeat offender. No matter the crime or the brutality of the crime, they should still know that wont be okay in the real world so why not be made aware from an early
Life-Without-Parole 1 Juvenile Life Without Parole Antoinette Harris DeVry University Abstract – Life without Parole for a juvenile is it harsh or a deserved punishment that fits the crime? There are cases that have helped over turn some sentences. Is it fair or does the juvenile deserve to life a life without the possibility of returning to society. Is the juvenile system meant for simple punishment or rehabilitation? Are we teaching our adolescents that if they make a mistake their life is over?
Labeling a particular crime as special or different does not deter criminals from their true intention. If we place a "special" label on certain types of murder, rape or vandalism we are not preventing the hate that is the motive for such crimes. This is not the true goal of society. Helen Dodge makes a compelling argument to shun the members of such hateful communities in her article "Special Crimes Need Special Laws", when she says that the public should band together against such forces (Dodge 140). However, even she had to admit that these special laws won't deter the criminals who practice these violent acts.
The facts clearly indicate that juveniles are incapable of holding their own in a counsel defense due to their lack of knowledge on how to navigate the judicial process. It cannot be denied that the developmental, social, and historical circumstances of adolescents show that their capabilities to work with their defense counsel and comprehend long-term consequences are limited. In addition, those who are incarcerated in adult prison facilities reenter society with more criminal-like features than before they were imprisoned and are more likely to be rearrested for yet another felony mainly because they were not offered rehabilitation during their crucial developmental adolescent years. Juvenile justice should be focused on rehabilitation and reform of character rather than condemning those who are convicted to a life of
The first thing that I would change would be to enforce harsher punishment for crimes so as to defer young teens from making the same mistakes again. Now-a-days a young person can commit a crime, and get a small punishment from the juvenile system and be out the next day. They eventually learn that if they keep committing these crimes, then they will keep being able to get away with it with only a small punishment. Kids these days are not stupid, they will eventually catch on to the fact that they are not being punished nearly as harsh as they should be and that alone will tell them that they should just keep doing it. I think one of the main reasons that they do