I think it starts from the family and how they were raised and what family members influenced them to criminal things. Not only do they learn that from family, but he or she could have picked things up like that from friends they have been around or maybe off television shows. Some juveniles are gang related and most crimes involves people losing their lives over it. Somehow, juveniles can maybe get it easier than someone that has already turned 18. Juveniles should be held until their court date or bond release just li... ... middle of paper ... ...all over the world should be tried as an adult because a crime is a crime no matter who committed and what age.
Holden 5 Should Juveniles be Tried as Adults? Juveniles deserve to be tried the same as adults when they commit certain crimes. The justice systems of America are becoming completely unjust and easy to break through. Juvenile courts haven’t always been known to the everyday person. The Illinois Juvenile Court Act of 1899 was the first juvenile court established in the United States (Locked Up…).
In 2007 juvenile courts handled about 4,600 delinquency cases per day. The trends in juvenile court cases paralleled the decline in arrests of persons under 18. In 1996 more than... ... middle of paper ... ... of improving themselves rather than rotting in jail for years to come. All in all we believe that rehabilitation is by far the best choice for a child who wronged in past but wants forgiveness and a fresh start. In conclusion incarcerating mere children in prison makes them vulnerable to deadly things such as the staff, inmates, and mental/physical weakness.
“If it is not the biggest scandal in American legal history, many are calling it at least the darkest day for the country’s troubled juvenile-justice system” (Ken Stier). Since the juvenile justice court started, many people thought that juveniles should be trial as an adults. In 1990’s the juvenile that broke the law were treated like adults offenders. Juvenile that commit crimes are more likely to get away from the charges due to that their brains are not fully developed. Due to the facts and evidence that United States have done on juvenile, in addition juveniles should be trial as an adult and do their time for the crime they committed.
Youthful offenders have a reason for the crimes they have committed. Past life trauma is one of the most common causes for youthful offenders to stand in a criminal court. But the big guys seem to not understand the development of children/teenagers are going through. No matter how critical the crime has appeared, everyone should stop for one second and stand in their shoes. Up until today, youthful offenders, no matter how young they are, they are being treated as adults.
A juvenile court is a tribunal having special authority to try and pass judgments for crimes committed by children or adolescents who have not attained the age of majority. In most modern legal systems, children and adolescents who commit a crime are treated differently from legal adults who have committed the same crime. In some jurisdictions, such as in 44 states of the United States, severe offenses, such as murder and gang-related acts, are treated the same as crimes committed by adults even for minors. It was reported in 2007 "Beginning around 35 years ago, increases in violent juvenile crime permitted judges to transfer juveniles to adult-criminal courts. No national data exist on the number of juvenile offenders prosecuted as adults."
This theory means to punish the offenders in the system. A crime is a crime and for that reason Juveniles who commit violent crimes should be tried in the same way as older adults. If minors who commit violent crimes were tried as adults and punished the same as adults, the number of violent crimes devoted by minorities would decline. The drop that occurred in most of the U.S. during the past decade resembles with the fact that most states now permit minors to be tried as adults for violent crimes and all states have a procedure for transferring juveniles to the adult criminal system. Some of the transfers to adult court even occur automatically based on the juvenile’s age and crime.
There are even some positives for trying them as adults. Since being tried as adults there has been a significant drop in juvenile crimes. Also, kids charged with adult sentences usually only end up spending a fraction of the time in jail anyway. Lastly juvenile courts were made with the age of the juvenile in mind, not the crime. First, there has been a significant decrease in juvenile crimes since they have been tried as adults.
This was a decrease of around 3%. Since 2005 and 2006 juvenile violent crime was on the decrease. In 2008, 16% of juveniles were arrested for violent crimes, however, only 12% cleared. Violent crime offenses were lower in 2008 from the year 1994. Which was a peak year for ages younger than 40.
Juvenile delinquency is a problem in society. The amount of crimes committed by juveniles has gone down in the past 20 years, but it is still considered a big issue. It is believed by some people that a criminal starts young and any kid who commits crimes will grow up to be a criminal, but crimes among juveniles usually don't last for long. Most juveniles who commit crimes or status offenses, things that are only illegal because they are under the age of 18, are only Adolescent-Limited Offenders that grow out of it and become well-rounded adults. The ones who are real trouble are the ones that keep on committing crimes even when they become adults or what is called Life-Course Persistent Offenders.