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Are They Old Enough Yet?
The Effects of Juveniles Being Tried as Adults
Crime and punishment seems to be the hot topic in modern society. People from different age ranges go to different levels of prison, depending on what they have done. Sometime juveniles are tried and sent to prisons suited for adult crimes if it’s serious enough. Should we tried juveniles as adults if the criminal act is severe enough? What impact does it have on the juveniles? Would juveniles being tried as adults than being tried as juveniles yield a better outcome? Is there a benefit from juveniles being tried as adults?
Controversy arose in 1998, about the definition of who was considered as a minor or an adult or what the average appropriate behavior was (Brown, M. (1998). Juvenile offenders: Should they be tried in adult courts?)The crime data at the time showed that juvenile crime increased 70% from 1986 (Brown, M. (1998). Juvenile offenders: Should they be tried in adult courts?)This was when overall crime had risen to its peak in US history, which concerned U.S. citizens (Henslin, J. (2014). Social Problems. 121) People became concerned for their safety therefore laws became more enforced on adults and juveniles (Brown, M. (1998). Juvenile offenders: Should they be tried in adult courts?)This could have led to juveniles being treated more as adults in the court system.
March 15th, 2000, a seminar was held to talk about the concerns of the effectiveness of the rehabilitation programs for juveniles (Miami seminar). Bennet Brummer, Miami 's Public defender, and the co-sponsor of the conference, raised concerns of tax payers’ money going towards rehabilitation programs yielding poor results, and to work on more effective programs (Miami seminar). Peop...

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... B. C. S. (2007). Article: Effects on Violence of Laws and Policies Facilitating the Transfer of Juveniles from the Juvenile Justice System to the Adult Justice System.).
Discussion
Most crime that juveniles commit is theft (Henslin, J. (2014). Social Problems. 160). White collar crimes are more likely to be dismissed, get probation, get out on bail, and shorter sentences (Henslin, J. (2014). Social Problems. 166). Sociologists say released prisoners have a hard time adjusting back to their old lives (Henslin, J. (2014). Social Problems. 174). The task force analyses the personal violence the juvenile experiences that may have led to them to commit crimes (McGowan, A. H. L. C. F. J. M. P. S. T. L. B. C. S. (2007). Article: Effects on Violence of Laws and Policies Facilitating the Transfer of Juveniles from the Juvenile Justice System to the Adult Justice System.).
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