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Serious crimes in the United States can be best defined as murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery, burglary, assault, arson, and or larceny-theft. Imagine your 15 years old and just killed a family member, but it was to protect your 4 year old sibling. Now in court your pleading guilty to manslaughter and tried as an adult and sentenced to 90 years without parole. Now your entire life is over within a matter of months. In another instead you got 5 years in prison, 20 years of parole and manslaughter, and goes on your record. Now you have a criminal record and you probably won’t ever be able to get a job. This isn't fair because you didn't kill them because you didn't like them or because they did something to hurt you, they are your family after…show more content…
Think about Jordan Brown, 11 years old, found guilty of killing his father’s fiancee, Kenzie, who was eight and a half months pregnant, before school while she was asleep. He received 10 years in juvenile prison but was given an adult sentence.Although the judge was serving justice for Kenzie he was right to give him time in prison, but I disagree with the sentencing time. Flowpsychology.com says “Crimes that are on your juvenile records hold much less weight in the world than those on your adult record. By putting a juvenile into adult court, you are also affecting their adult criminal record”.Now Jordan will have a criminal record because he’ll get out of jail when he is 21 years old meaning hell half less than half a chance of getting a job. Instead of them sentencing him to 10 years he could've did 3 at the most so that by the time he is a preteen he has experienced enough to show him this isn't the life he wants or while in jail he was given a person therapist to talk about that day and try to touch base with him. 10 years later he's probably lost all hope and feel like all he needed was someone to talk
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