The Pros And Cons Of Brain Underdevelopment

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Throughout and for many years there has been a lot of controversy on how to trial someone who has committed a crime under the age of 18. A lie will be a lie even if it 's serious or innocent and that 's why just like a crime will always be a crime, no matter what the situation is. The age of a person who has committed murder shouldn 't be an issue or a complication. Many advocate that the juvenile is just a child, but despised that I believe that is no justification or defense for anyone who does a crime. America and the nation need to apprehend that juveniles that are being conducted to life in prison is not just for one small incident or crime, but for several severe crimes according to Jennifer Jenkins, Juvenile Justice Information…show more content…
On the contrary Jenkins argues that if that was the case, then teens would kill at roughly the same rates all around the world. On my behalf I concur with Jenkins because everyone is responsible for their own actions and behavior. Consciousness, is what awares our minds whether we decide if we want to do something or not and what is right and wrong. If brain underdevelopment is supposedly one of the reasons, then why aren 't my siblings and I kill people like the other juveniles who are. Professor Stephen Morse reasons that “the actual science does not in any way negate criminal culpability”. We cannot incriminate science or anything because every individual will be different in many aspects because every kid matures and grows at different ages and stages. For example, from my own experiences I have seen a twelve year old child be more mature and formal than a thirty year old adult. In some cases, some children mature when they go through puberty, others till later or maybe even at a very young age.. The “underdevelopment brain” argument should not be an issue to interfere with why a juvenile should not be trial to life in prison. Although a teenager will suggest and demand that their emotions ran high, which was why they killed somebody and their…show more content…
Isolation may help a juvenile come into conclusion about why they are justified to being in prison. From personal experience I have observed how someone that I know has been conducted to jail for a short period of time they automatically regret their actions and decisions. A real life story about a juvenile’s isolation made him recognized the crime he committed is Greg Ousley. Scott Anderson, author of the New York Times article “Greg Ousley Is Sorry for Killing His Parents. Is that Enough?”declares that Greg feels guilty after being in jail for so many years and many revelations have been exposed to him. Even though a murder might have finally rehabilitated, our systems should still protect our state and community by keeping them behind bars because you never know when another episode or attack can be
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