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Juveniles As An Adult

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Trying Juveniles as an adult- The right thing to do “Many people in the world believe juveniles are mentally conscious of their actions’’. Possibly knowing right from wrong; they should be punished as an adult. Often times crimes they commit affects and hurt the families of their victims. I strongly believe juvenile offenders should be charged as an adult despite their age. The Justice Department estimates that about 10 percent of all homicides are committed by juveniles under the age of 18. Nearly every year, the FBI arrests more than 33,000 young adults under the age of 18 for offenses (Khan). This clearly shows Juvenile offenders are not taking the justice system seriously. The justice system was created to provide individualized rehabilitation to young offenders that have committed minor crimes. However, juveniles are committing violent crimes because they believe their age will get them off easy. “In order to provide justice to victims and their families and to prevent more and more juveniles from committing violent crimes, the United states must hold criminals accountable; regardless of their age, and impose a tough punishment system. To that end, juveniles should sometimes be tried as an adult.”(Mary). This shows juveniles are manipulating the justice system, and in fact old enough to take responsibility for the crimes they commit. In today society. They are being tried every day in juvenile courts, they are receiving shortened sentences, and they are being released and given a clean slate and the opportunity to continue living their lives in peaceful and happy bliss, all while their victims and their families are left to suffer forever. Because the courts and juvenile rights advocates believe that second chances shou... ... middle of paper ... ... felony. I strongly believe juvenile offenders should be charged as an adult despite their age. The most effective argument was placed in my body paragraph; I tried to make sure that it was clear to the readers as to why I think juveniles should be charged as an adult. I believe that this was my strongest argument was juveniles are committing violent crimes because they believe their age they will get them off easy. It shouldn’t matter how old they are, they know what’s right and wrong so when being charged they should be able to take any charge given to them even it is that of an adult. I feel I address the counter arguments without weakening my own premises by using quotes, factual information, and putting myself in that position to why someone would think like that. I also had to stay strong with what I believed, while being open to one’s own personal opinion.
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