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. If the judge dismiss the juveniles of the charges because of age, they will most likely commit even worse crimes later on. They will have a record that follows them for the rest of their life with them being charged as an adult it should prevent them to have access to weapons such as knives, and other registered weapons. Keeping juveniles and other suspects that participates in criminal activities off the street would make the world a better place to be. Also it will lower the crime rate over the United States.
Are They Old Enough Yet? The Effects of Juveniles Being Tried as Adults Crime and punishment seems to be the hot topic in modern society. People from different age ranges go to different levels of prison, depending on what they have done. Sometime juveniles are tried and sent to prisons suited for adult crimes if it’s serious enough. Should we tried juveniles as adults if the criminal act is severe enough?
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.
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Many believe that it isn’t fair for the teens to be locked up with adults. The U.S. House of Representatives made the Juvenile Justice Act encouraging states to find alternatives to having the teens go through such a process with people much older than themselves (Locked Up…). Holden 6 Ma... ... middle of paper ... ...hey commit certain crimes. The justice systems of America are becoming completely unjust and easy to break through. America is seeing a true problem when it comes to the punishment of certain teens.
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Whether or not it sounds right, young teenagers are just as dangerous as adults when it ... ... middle of paper ... ... best way to settle this problem is to treat young criminals as they deserve to be treated; like adults. Teens need to be held accountable for their actions. If they commit an adult crime, it is necessary for them to receive the adult punishment. Works Cited Dhawan ,Himanshi. “Juveniles involved in murder, rape may be tried as adults.” indiatimes.com.
Espejo explains that those who break curfew laws may face penalties such as a fine, jail time, or a simple warning. The penalty is determined by the city or state just as is the age of those the law is applied to and the hour at which the law is applied (20). But teens are not the only people punished. Boyle argues that although most ... ... middle of paper ... ... adding a new law will not change anything. When teens are out after curfew, they are committing a crime, and therefore by default, adding to the list of juvenile criminals.
The number juveniles who have been charged and convicted of violent offenses make up roughly 2% of the inmate population according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Despite making up such portion of U.S. the prison, transfer laws can have many consequences for offenders. Other than a lengthy sentence, during the time juveniles are easily abused and suffer as a result. Felony conviction can also result in losing a number of rights including the right to vote, register as sex offender for statutory rape, and loose out on employment opportunities that would not be the result if charged in a regular juvenile court. This leads to questioning on weather transfer laws work for juvenile offenders.
In 1976 the Supreme Court revised its decision saying that it was acceptable as long as the Co... ... middle of paper ... ... News and World Report 17 Jan. 2000: 26-27 "Juvenile Justice" Frontline 2001 17 Dec. 2001 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/juvenile/stats/states.html Murr, Andrew and Springen, Karen. "Death at a very Early Age: Is it a crime when a 5-and 6-year old suffocate a 3-year old?" Newsweek 28 Aug. 2000: 32 Redding, Richard. "Juvenile Forensic Evaluation Resource Center" State Transfer Laws 2000 17 Dec. 2001 www.ilppp.virginia.edu/Juvenile_Forensic_Fact_Sheets/Fact_Sheets/StateTrans.html Schonwald, Josh. "Juvenile deliquents respond to punishment just as adults criminals do, University of Chicago study shows."