If the juvenile gets sent to a juvenile detention center for murder they will live their lives there until they are twenty one, but if tried as an adult they will serve so many years in prison. There is a grey area of law for certain teens that commit serious crimes. In this case of the grey law, each state gets to decide upon the particular state how they person is tried. For most cases pertaining to the juvenile courts are case by case bases. Many believe that it isn’t fair for the teens to be locked up with adults.
Little more than one out of every one hundred New York youths arrested for muggings, beatings, rape and murder ended up in a correctional institution. Another report showed a delinquent boy has to be arrested on average thirteen times before the court will act more restrictive than probation. Laws began changing as early as 1978 in New York to try juveniles over 12 who commit violent crimes as adults did. However, even since the laws changed only twenty percent of serious offenders served any time. The decision of whether to waive a juven... ... middle of paper ... ...sier to flip the switch, pull the lever, or inject the needle.
Right now, kids as young as 8 and 9 years old are being sent to adult prisons for the remainder of their lives. C. There is much controversy over whether or not minors should be tried and convicted as adults; most often with cases involving murder. 1. First I’m going to tell you the cons of convicting a minor as an adult. 2.
People should not treat teenagers as kids. Teenagers should know that committing a crime is wrong. The Justice Department says that about 10 percent of all homicides are committed by juveniles and almost every year, the FBI arrests more than 33,000 young adults for offenses. Crime is a crime and being a teenager is not an excuse from being punished by law like an adult. The juvenile justice system is influenced by neuroscience saying that teenagers brain are still developing.
(Levinson) Now Juveniles are being prosecuted a lot more than adults in adult courts. Out of our fifty states “twelve currently set sixteen years of age as their minimum age to prosecute juveniles, four states set the age at 17 and fifteen states (including the federal government) requires that the offender be eighteen in order to receive the death penalty”. (Monroe, 2009)States that do no specify a minimum age for prosecution of a juvenile can sentence to death anyone sixteen years of age and older. The main idea is to see if it’s really justice to prosecute a juvenile as an adult knowing that their mental capacity is not of an adult. (Levinson) Since 2003 many states ha... ... middle of paper ... ...tics: http://ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/ojstatbb/ezaucr/asp/ucr_display.asp Rank, J.
Placing youth detainees with adult offenders will result in the reduction of rehabilitation services for youth, while increasing the rate of being a victim as a potential prey o... ... middle of paper ... ...the national incidence of juvenile suicide in adult jails, lockups, and juvenile detention centers. National Criminal JusticeReference Service. Retrieved April 14, 2014, from https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/73555NCJRS.pdf COLLOCATION OF JUVENILE AND ADULT FACILITIES. (2005). Journal for Juvenile Justice Services, 20(2), 9-10. http://eds.a.ebscohost.com.proxy121.nclive.org/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=4&sid=f d377b14-7400-4d97-b4ab-0b2b13f5514a%40sessionmgr4004&hid=4210 Godinez, S. A.
Of these half a million youths 350,000 of them will be re-incarcerated in just a matter of 12 months or less. This is an epidemic that can no longer be avoided. The arrest rates for juvenile violent offenses have also significantly increased over the past few decades with a 61% rise in arrests for violent offenses, even despite the fact that violent offenders are a relatively small proportion... ... middle of paper ... ...OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS HELD FOR JUVENILE DELINQUENTS IN TURKEY. Education, 130(3), 384-398. Furniss, J.
(1970, January 01). Don't put juveniles in jail for life. Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/19/opinion/steinberg-juvenile-crime/ Teen Bad Behavior and Discipline Strategies. (n.d.). Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://www.webmd.com/parenting/guide/teen-behavior-and-discipline When Juveniles Are Tried in Adult Criminal Court | Nolo.com.