The article introduced a thirteen year old african american male who lives in the town of Warwick Rhode Island by the name of Craig Price. Price one night had the urge to leave the premise of his house, past curfew to travel two houses away to a neighbor 's house. Once inside of the house the thirteen year old boy acted upon an urge to attack a helpless and asleep victim by stabbing her a total of fifty-eight times in the chest. After completing the murder Price walked back home in the middl...
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...at the juvenile brain does not develop enough to make logical or mature decisions until their mid twenties. This means that the brain may not know to resist theft, or the consequences of a minor crime. Nowhere does it mention stabbing a human being multiple times as a result of an undeveloped brain. It is not being said that a juvenile 's should have to face his entire life behind bars for a crime he committed when he was a teenager, but a sentencing with more consequences should be in effect to avoid a murderer from striking a third or fourth time.
In conclusion, the idea going forward for the Juvenile Justice System is that consequences for more serious crimes should have a serious consequence. You can’t have a juvenile be behind bars for their entire life, but then again a serious crime such as murder should result in a heavier sentence than a slap on the wrist.
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