Young Persons who Commit Murder Should be Tried as Adults

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The youth of our country are capable of many accomplishments. These range from outstanding community service to committing indictable offences. Today young people are fortunate enough to have similar privileges as adults such as driving/ operating countless types of vehicles, being left to take responsibility for children (babysitting) and themselves. With all of these privileges and responsibilities that youth gladly undertake, they should be required to accept appropriate consequences for their actions. Young persons who commit murder should be tried as adults. One common misconception is that many people argue that Youth deserve a second chance when committing offences. However, if the consequences were more severe, or enforced the 1st time, more youth would think twice before committing offences repeatedly. The Youth Criminal Justice Act states that, Canadian society should have a youth criminal justice system that commands respect, takes into account the interests of victims, fosters responsibility and ensures accountability through meaningful consequences. (Page 1851 2008 M...

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