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Kids Are Kids Until They Commit Crimes

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Juvenile crime has been a problem throughout history.When we are children, most of us are taught right from wrong.The juvenile offenders know what is right and what is not. If they commit crimes they should be accountable for their actions. Therefore,I feel like Juveniles should be convicted as adults for violent crimes because they are aware of what they are doing. There are many reasons why we have crimes along with one of them is our youth has easy access to guns. Jennifer Jenkins states”When a teenager murdered her and her husband in 1990 in suburban Chicago, she was pregnant with their first child.” “He reported to a friend, who testified at his trial, about his “thrill kill” that he just wanted to“see what it would feel like to shoot someone.” This is not right because he was aware of what he was doing and did not have any sympathy after he did it. He still went and bragged about it to his friend. People will kill just to without having a reason to kill just like this juvenile. It is unfair, especially now that the victim’s family has to go through all of the pain and it would not be fair for the juvenile to get less time for murdering savagely a couple and the woman being pregnant. For instance another example is in the article “Kids Are Kids-Until They Commit Crimes” by Marjie Lundstrom she states “Lionel Tate-who was twelve when he savagely …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that juvenile offenders should be convicted as adults for violent crimes because they are aware of their actions.
  • Argues that it is unfair for the juvenile to get less time for murdering savagely a couple and the woman being pregnant.
  • Opines that juveniles should not be tried as adults because they are minors and are put with adults in prison. juvenile advocates rely on the "undevelopment brain" argument.

An estimated 250,000 youth are tried, sentenced, or incarcerated as adults every year across the United States. They should not be tried as adults because they are minors and are put with adults in prison. According to Simon Singer, author of Recriminalizing Delinquency young or young looking inmates face a hugely magnified risk of rape in prison. Also Juvenile advocates’ reliance on the “undevelopment brain” argument. What they mean by this is that it is not the youths fault that is the development on the brain what is making them take those

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