The court system seems to think that by using public shaming a criminal will not do the crime again. In some cases that may work but in other cases the criminal will continue to do crimes. Public shaming will not solve any of the issues in society that creates criminal nor will it decrease crime rates. Criminals will not stop committing crimes because they are put to shame in the public eye. In fact criminals who are shamed in the public will probably commit more crimes now that they are labeled as criminals.
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.
When teens are being tried as adults, we do not only think of their families, we think about the safety of our community. Even if a teenager did not know it was wrong, it does not mean that it was right. All in all, there should be no pity for these teenagers who commit such gruesome, violent crimes. Works Cited Kaiser, Emily. "6 Facts about Crime and the Adolescent Brain."
If there isn’t an improvement to this punishment system the numbers of young criminals will just keep rising and the victim rate will go up. Clearly the juvenile justice system isn’t doing enough to change a juvenile delinquent because they “they’re just kids and don’t know any better.” “ Second degree murder generally means a person intends to to do harm, but does not necessarily plan to kill ahead of time.”(Adult time
This is stated in the article entitled “Should Teens be Tried as Adults?” One reason they may argue is “try juveniles as adults sends a clear message that crimes such as murder, rape, and assault will not be tolerated and that perpetrators must accept the consequences of their actions.” This is true because it teaches kids that they can’t get away with crimes. Also kids need to learn from their mistakes. Another reason from the article “Too Young to Pay the Price?” is where it states, “If Malvo is guilty, he killed someone for no reason. He might have killed many people over the course of several weeks. He spread terror.
Silvio Carrillo says, “Minors who commit serious crimes because they do not recognize the value of life should be subject to the same punishment that adults are.” There is no excuse to why these juveniles should be committing such crime in the first place, much less not being properly punished for them. “It’s not about giving children second chances. It’s about making them responsible for their actions”, says Estudillo. As the system is now, minors believe that until they reach a certain age, the law does not apply to them. The juvenile system has begun to crack down on juvenile offenders.
In conclusion, trying teens as adults is by no means a good solution to violent crimes. If the whole point of trying teens as adults is to make the world a better place then they should give those teens phycological help. Incarcerating those teens will more often then not lead them down a darker path or the same path they been on. The correct direction to take would be to give these teens phycological help and some time behind bars, not their whole lives. Since the prison systems are called correctional facilities then they should help correct the mentally damaged teens.
A juvenile commits a crime for the attention and bad boy reputation. Personally, my opinion of this in fact, the more severe punishment a juvenile receives is a better chance they learn their lesson. Juvenile sentencing is a joke. There is no way an easy sentence changes any juvenile’s mind to commit a crime, instead, they just take advantage of it. 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.
Now, lets say the criminal was a fifteen year old, suddenly people begin to question if giving them the same sentencing as an “adult” would be appropriate. Many will say it is wrong to try a juvenile as an adult for various reasons, but by committing these violent crimes they stopped being children and should be tried as adults. Regardless of the age, criminals are criminals and they should all be tried the same, age does not define adulthood. Juvenile crimes are no different from adult crimes, teens know the difference between wrong and right, ignorance and foolishness are two different things, if the criminal has the ability to plan out the crime then they will be prepared to do the time. Children as young as thirteen years old are being tried as adults and sentenced to die in prison.
“ Many people argue that teen curfews are necessary because it will keep young people out of trouble. They also say teenagers are more likely to get in trouble at night than during the day. Teens are looked at as the age group that causes the most trouble , and society targets them when it comes to matter for crimes. Setting curfews and restrictions on young teens will not solve the problem on violence. Teen curfews do not affect the community positively.