I think it starts from the family and how they were raised and what family members influenced them to criminal things. Not only do they learn that from family, but he or she could have picked things up like that from friends they have been around or maybe off television shows. Some juveniles are gang related and most crimes involves people losing their lives over it. Somehow, juveniles can maybe get it easier than someone that has already turned 18. 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.
In another article “Adoles... ... middle of paper ... ...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.
Nearly 40 percent of juvenile crime occurs after school, whereas for adults the crime rate is highest before and after midnight. The report also says that Juveniles ages 12-17 were more likely to be victims of violent crime, including rape, robbery, and simple assault, than adults 25 and older (qtd. in Juvenile Violent Crime Rating Alarming). Edward Zigler states that the 1970s brought a wave of change to the nation’s juvenile justice system. Common alternatives were counseling, social work, and restitution programs in which offenders were ob... ... middle of paper ... ...urts.
Youth offenders in the United States who commit an adult crime should they be tried as an adult or sent off to rehab? According to (Juvenile Offender) young people today are more malleable and can be easily influenced. It is mainly believed that the criminal actions by young offenders might be influenced by such external forces such as parental neglect, and inappropriate living conditions or with relations within their family. It is important to note that instead of seeing a rehab program as a form of punishment. Young people who are undergoing such a program should understand they are voluntary and should consider the program as a positive opportunity to change their lives for the better.
The Juvenile Prison System in America One of the most debated topics in our country is that of the American prison system, and where juvenile justice fits into the equation. From that topic, there is one main question that arises; should someone who is under the age of 18 be placed in a formal prison system where they will pay for their poor choices as a child well into adulthood? Many people argue that placing juvenile offenders into a lock down facility like prison only hardens the young into a lifelong pattern of criminal behavior, not to mention the psychological damage done when sexual or physical abuse occurs. With this said, can placing juveniles in prison be beneficial to our nation’s future? The purpose of this paper is not to
(Elkiman 242) Young people turning to crime is result of a combination a bravado, hopelessness, access to firepower, and the allures of the drug market." (Elikann 241) What are the actions that society, and or the government, should take to keep our country's young from turning to crime or being victims of crime themselves? In the past few years there has been many Americans who have come to believe that juveniles who commit terrible crimes should be tried as adults and sentenced accordingly. That swift and prompt punishment is the solution to turning young people from a life of crime. Previously, society thought we could rehabilitate juveniles and turn them away from a life of crime.
The court system back then believed that if enough evidence could be gathered to convince a jury, the underage person would be convicted and sent to an adult prison. Currently in our state, persons as young as 14 can be tried as an adult, due to the effects of Emily’s law. Emily’s law was created when her parents left her with a babysitting company, and the owner’s 13 year old son raped the 2 year old and threw her against the wall. She then died on impact.Throughout the harshness of sentencing juveniles, a court specified for juvenile delinquents was created in 1899. Trying juveniles as adults is too severe, because the charges set against them are unjust.
Life 's too short and we only live life once, but what we do with our life is our own choice. There are many kids deciding to go the wrong way to living their short lives. Some kids become Juvenile criminals, and these crimes that these kids did goes to the Juvenile Justice, Department. Juvenile Justice Department makes up for different agencies that work with kids who did something bad with the law. The different agencies or police, court, detention, probation, and prosecutor.
Well, according to Craig and Glick (http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/2000/2/00.02.07.x.html#h), there are three causes behind juvenile delinquency. These are 1) careless or inadequate supervision by the mother or surrogate mother; 2) erratic or overly strict discipline; and 3) lack of cohesiveness of the family unit. A more strict and firm discipline action can be taken to help reduce a child becoming delinquent. So what are some of the crimes that juveniles commit? Well, in some instances, that depends on the area and the teens upbringing as well as their surroundings.
Teens look out of what i... ... middle of paper ... ...g really affected by the outcome of the situation. By stopping these hard sentences on juveniles, it will give teens the chance of a lifetime to change their path. This way they won’t have to endure all this cruel punishment and get traumatized for life. Today it is mostly parents who can control their children by monitoring their actions, but also it’s up to the juries an trying them with a lesser sentence or teaching them a lesson. Works Cited Freehan, Jennifer.