If he or she is old enough to do the crime, they also could do the time, no matter what the age. If a person is under age they should be placed in a detention center until they hit 18 to be officially charged as an adult. Crimes in the world now are becoming a big problem, because most crimes today are done by juveniles. Most of the juvenile delinquents was not born to have bad behavior or to have the instinct of committing crimes they have did. I think it starts from the family and how they were raised and what family members influenced them to criminal things.
Without interrupting the pattern and making them accountable, these minors will always have a twisted sense of right and wrong. A sense of what is right and wrong is important and can be learned at any age. Minors learn very young, what... ... middle of paper ... ... the court system do this, this minor is just a kid! ?” But in reality once the minor has committed a violent crime, they are no longer a kid. The minor had the ability to know right from wrong, but he still chose to commit the heinous crime anyway.
What will happen if a teenager commits a violent crime and doesn’t get punished justly for their committed crime? Teenager are on the edge of being adults so they should be treated like adults. They must know the consequences for the felony. They just shouldn’t be warned for what they have done. What would happen if they commit the crime again and again and again and still nothing.
When teens are being tried as adults, we do not only think of their families, we think about the safety of our community. Even if a teenager did not know it was wrong, it does not mean that it was right. All in all, there should be no pity for these teenagers who commit such gruesome, violent crimes. Works Cited Kaiser, Emily. "6 Facts about Crime and the Adolescent Brain."
On top of that Milad2 it also gives protection like the criminal court system gives adults who are responsible to serious penalties if guilty. In paragraph six of Rita’s essay she says that the current juvenile system has made it the defendant’s lawyers job to protect the young client from any possibility of rehabilitation. That means that the courts now are also protecting rights of juveniles, which makes it even more impossible for prosecuters to convict the defendant. This then offers the child to get away with no punishment and now thinks that he/she have the right to keep on acting in a misbehaving or unlawful way which had brought him or
Many young teen are being let away for the crime they commit and should not be that way just because their loosing brain tissue does not mean they do not realize what they are doing that moment. “Under Prop 21, probation departments do not have the discretion to determine if juveniles arrested for any one of more than 30 specific serious or violent crimes should be released or detained; rather, Prop 21 makes detention mandatory under those defined... ... middle of paper ... ...d States, juveniles charged with violent felonies ought to be treated as adults in the criminal justice system” (Maxwell). In the criminal justice system everyone has the right to be treated equally regardless the age they have. This society that were living in believes many juveniles offender are being treated differently regard to what age are the juveniles and there brain is not fully developed is injustice the court of law has the right to treat the juveniles the same way as a adult. There should be a reaction or action against the juvenile that commit certain types of crimes they should further receive their punishment for what they done and tried as adults.
For example, bad behavior, drug abuse, rape, murder, etc., but teenagers should learn from their parents mistakes. Teenagers should not be charged differently, if they are in juvenile hall or jail because at the end they still committed a crime. Many people blame the parents when their child’s commit a crime. “Moral are inherent from birth” (Wilde 1). Teenagers should learn from mistakes that they might see around, wether it comes from family members or others.
Juvenile crime has risen over the past years and has reached a height to where these young adults need help to return to what used to be a good, humble world where crime was a horrible action that no one would dare do. Young people have their whole life ahead of them and need to learn how to adapt themselves to a world where crime does exist but without themselves becoming a part of it. It is unimaginable how these children throw away their lives in a single action taken whether it is destructive to property or to other people. Although juveniles may not understand the severity of their crime, sentencing juveniles to mandatory life in prison is necessary because they have enough common knowledge to differentiate between right and wrong, the “underdeveloped mentality” is not yet proven to be true, and the victim’s family will never have their loved one near anymore; they will always be in pain. All children are raised in homes where they are taught the basic rules of life; the knowledge to differentiate between right and wrong.
Juveniles that commit heinous and malicious crimes should be tried as adults, as long as they have the understanding of what is right and wrong (Juvenile Justice 2008). If a juvenile wants to commit an adult crime, they should have to pay adult time. Many minors feel that they can commit these adult crimes because they feel that they will only be charged with a juvenile
This as many other reasons ,such as, mental illness, parental abused, social status and much more are the main caused by murder.This is why teenager commits crime, aside that our brain still hasn 't fully develop and adults see that if they did the crime they must make they time. There are other ways to teach them a lesson, but not to locking them for their whole life. Not let them roam freely, but give them the chance to see the outside world and make the realized what they done to lose that freedom they once had