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Should Juveniles Be Prison For Life?

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Should juveniles be sentenced to prison for life?

Should juveniles be trial as an adult after committing a heinous crime and sentenced to life? As a teenager, this question if far complicated to answer due that I am a teenager yet in my opinion, I believe that the juvenile should not be sentenced to life. I believe that there 's other way to punish them for their crimes. The last execution was in 2006 in California. On June 2012, the supreme court of justice ruled that juveniles cannot be sentenced to life in prison. On July 2014, in California the death penalty was removed. The 8th amendment banned the use of cruel or punishments. The reason why this rule have been imposed or banned was because many believed that they deserve a second chance. There are many reasons why juveniles commit crimes such as murder.
For instance, juveniles do not deserve life sentences because their brain isn 't fully develop yet and lack awareness of their actions. In the article “Startling Finds on Teenage Brains” by Paul Thompson, he explains the development of the brain and how at some situation the brain it isn 't ready and it can affect the person. This effect in divergent ways; psychologically and emotionally. On Thompson article introduces the case of Nathaniel Brazill, at age 14, he was charged second degree murder, trial as an adult and sentenced to life in prison without parole. After a serious research, it has shown that as many other juveniles who have committed a crime they are “far from adulthood”. As other experiments have been done, more statistics have find “a massive loss of brain tissues occurs in the teen years”, this supports his idea that brain lack of awareness due to the missing of important tissues. In another article “Adoles...

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...mentally”, as shown above, my claims are supported by this article. They argue that they still need to learn about morals and they are young, they need to have their freedom. None of us are born harmful, be are raised in an environment that traumatized them and change their beliefs. They are pushed to their limits by the same kids that go to school with us. This as many other reasons ,such as, mental illness, parental abused, social status and much more are the main caused by murder.This is why teenager commits crime, aside that our brain still hasn 't fully develop and adults see that if they did the crime they must make they time. There are other ways to teach them a lesson, but not to locking them for their whole life. Not let them roam freely, but give them the chance to see the outside world and make the realized what they done to lose that freedom they once had
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