Life in prison is not always enough for them because they have an opportunity to leave on parole, and the thought of these murderous monsters being released into society again horrifies these families, thus they call for execution. However, many states recognize that minors, especially children, are at a confusing impressionable, chaotic age of transition. If a teen commits a murder, that youth should be given the opportunity to set his or her life straight. Juveniles still have a lot of growing up to do. It may mean many years in prison and loss of their freedom, but it would also mean that there is at least a chance for a young life to reform.
Many people think different when it comes to treating teenagers once they commit a crime. Folks think that their brain is not fully developed, but they sure do know what they are doing. If teenagers have the capability to commit a crime, there must be something between that made them act the way they did. Many blame parents for their child’s actions because they think that the kids learn from parents. For example, bad behavior, drug abuse, rape, murder, etc., but teenagers should learn from their parents mistakes.
In addition, these young criminals have not fully developed their moral capacities, in which causes these criminals to grow up with the morals they began with, which may only be fixed through putting time and kept in cells, away from innocent civilians. Although, there have been rare occasions in which the defendant is sent to rehabilitation centers to improve these behaviors, however, further research is needed to put this counterclaim to rest. Therefore, there is no room for young criminals to roam the safe homes of people with their horrible acts of crime, and so they must be tried as adults and take full responsibility of their actions. Juvenile justice is a case that is being fought frequently in court due to juveniles being tried as an adult. In the case of Chancy Luna, Edwards James, and Michael Jones, three teens ruthlessly killed Australian Baseball player, Christopher Lane, by shooting him in the back with a .22 revolver.
America is seeing a true problem when it comes to the punishment of certain teens. Everything is completely out of control and needs to be set back to help others and make things better rather than continue this riot. Teens deserve to be punished for the things they do. It isn’t fair to let them get by with things such as murder. Works Cited “Should juveniles be tried as adults?” Cliff Notes.
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.
For example, I have a friend whose son committed a crime as juvenile and was tried as an adult in a non-homicide case; this decision shock my friend because this was his first offense and he was seventeen years old at the time. In addition, the judge sentences him to five years rather than to think that he had a moment of weakness because of his age. In the article, “Youthful offenders deserve a second chance” the authors Miriam Aroni Krinsky, Ernie Pierce, and Jeanne Woodford state “most kids get caught up in crime without analyzing the consequences of their acts” the authors also state that “research confirms that teenagers have weak impulse control and reasoning abilities”. Again, a juvenile never stops to think what would happen before he or she commits a crime they don’t measure to what extent their lives will change when committing an offense against another individual. Another reason why I think juvenile offenders should not be tried as adults is because many of these juveniles come from an unfit home that can lead them to call out for attention by committing a crime and see if anyone would care.
If premeditation isn’t a good enough reason to sentence a person to death, then what is? Juveniles do deserve life sentences depending on the severity of the case or crime. In this article “ Juveniles Don’t Deserve Life Sentences” it shows how “ a small but influential group of criminologists predicted a coming wave of violent juvenile crime; “ superpredators” as young as 11, committing crimes (Garinger,51). These studies and predictions may have not been true, but it does sh... ... middle of paper ... ...0 years is a very long time for anyone, and the valuable resources that we have are being wasted for a murder who can careless as he is still alive. Instead of housing and feeing murders we should use our valuable resources to help the people in our nations that’s in dire need of help.
Teenage crime is when a teenager commits a felony. Most of the time teenage crime is un- punished just because they are teenagers. Teenagers are on the verge of being an adult, so they should be treated like one. Families are also affected by this. They often get angry because they want to help but the teen just wants to be alone.
There has always been controversies as to whether juvenile criminals should be tried as adults or not. Over the years more and more teenagers have been involved in committing crimes. In some cases the juries have been too rough on the teens. Trying teens as adults can have a both positive and negative views. For example, teens that are detained can provide information about other crimes, can have an impact in social conditions, and serve as experience; however, it can be negative because teens are still not mature enough for that experience, they are exposed to adult criminals; and they will lose out on getting an education.
Juvenile delinquency, it is also known as teenage crime. It is like any crime that human beings commit but these crimes differ because they are committed by young people. Before coming of age girls and boys have less understanding of the world. Parents, friends and teachers are all responsible along with the juvenile who commit a crime. This is why courts do not punish the teenagers like they punish the adults when they commit a crime.