Some of the transfers to adult court even occur automatically based on the juvenile’s age and crime. However, since this is ruled by individual states, there is no reliability to which juveniles get transferred and for what crime. In general, however, violent crimes will decrease if a tougher penalty is assessed based on the juvenile being tried in adult court. The relocation to adult court whether it is automatic or requires legal review should be available altogether cases of violent crimes committed by people in their young years. If these teenagers are committing... ... middle of paper ... ...re as runaways or thieves.
With these alarming statistics people need to be more aware of the causes and warning signs that often lead to suicide in young adolescents. By being aware of the causes of teen suicide, one has the ability to prevent an occurrence from happening. Many of the factors that contribute to teen suicide are not new, but most people do not connect the effects that they can have on teens. The leading factors that contribute to suicide among teens include: psychological disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, physical or sexual abuse, poor relationships with family and peers, or sudden trauma (teen Suicide: Systematic Analysis of Quality). Psychological disorders tend to include depression and bipolar disorder.
Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press In S. Fitzgeralds book “Police Brutality” he discusses police brutality from both opposing viewpoints. Police have made great improvements in reducing crime and use of deadly force, but not without a cost. A decrease in the use of deadly force by police and reduction of crime in the community has been proven over time. However, unfortunately police misconduct is still a problem. The fact of 30 less people bei... ... middle of paper ... ... it is no wonder that minorities seem to be abused more than Caucasians.
Prior to 1899, in the United States, child offenders over the age of seven were imprisoned in the same facilities as adult offenders. As a result of political and social reformers, society’s views on juvenile justice began to shift to a more sympathetic view. Beginning in 1899, individual states began to address the youth incarceration problem by establishing youth reform homes, the predecessor to juvenile dentition centers. The objective of these homes was the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders for their re-entry into society and for the greater good. However, in recent years, many have argued that juveniles charged with violent felonies ought to be treated as adults; while others argue its antithesis.
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When teens are out after curfew, they are committing a crime, and therefore by default, adding to the list of juvenile criminals. Consequently, curfews do not decrease crime rates. Wagner also points out that curfews are ineffective. Statistics show that more juvenile crimes actually occur during times not under the city’s curfew (Youth Today). Espejo reports that, “According to the FBI, ‘Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 are most at risk of committing violent acts and being victims between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.” These are times outside the range of curfew laws (23).
“Between 1994 and 2010, violent crime arrest rates decreased for all age groups, but more for juveniles than for adults”, were Sarah Alice words. In addition she said; more specifically, the rates dropped an average of 54 percent for teenagers 15 to 17, compared to 38 percent for those between 18 and 39. And while arrest rates for violent crimes were higher in 2010 than in 1980 for all ages over 24, the rates for juveniles ages 15 to 17 were down from 1980. In my opinion, I do feel that juveniles should be tried as an adult depending on the crime. I feel if a child decides to make a huge life changing decision they should have to suffer the consequences.
Through the public eye the level and types of crime performed by young people is perceived to be far worse than the crimes initiated by adults. After extensive research attempting to find categorised crime statistics it became clear that the true image of crime in general is unknown, let alone age specific crime. However, to grasp the degree of the problem it is useful to firstly look specifically at the profile of youth offending, despite the lack of depth in the data. [Refer to Data A in the appendix] What these figures suggest is that youth offending has fallen in various aspects. The Ministry of Justice (2011) confirm this analysis stating that figures have dropped since 2008/09, and reveal that in 2011 offences committed by young people only accounted for 10.7 percent of the offending age population.
Although trends in America show that society wants to try juveniles as adults for violent crimes, rehabilitation for the majority of our youths is the best solution. Juveniles Tried as Adults 2 Due to the evolution of increasingly dangerous and serious violent crimes committed by today’s youths, law makers have been put in the position according to Schwartz, to "give our communities a false sense of public protection" (CQ Researcher, 1994). This is done through the creation of legislation aimed at punishing juveniles for the crimes they commit. However, it is clear that trying juveniles as adults does not address the crime rate or why violent crimes are committed, because it is simply a quick-fix policy that only surfaces around election years, implying that "it’s political" (Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service, 1996). Secondly, the majority of crimes ... ... middle of paper ... ... information was known before the infamous strong-armed robbery, it could have been prevented through early intervention.
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