Teens should be spent to adult jail for the crime they committed! In the late 1980s juveniles have been committing crimes during the period of this time, many of them were getting in trouble more often, crimes were getting more violent by this time. On June 25, 2012 The Supreme Court justices who agrued to abolish mandatory sentences to life in prison for juveniles who commit murder or any crimes reflecting the will of Americans society should be punished as an adult . Justice Alito noted that , “Even a 17 ½ -year-old who set off a bomb in a crowded mall or guns down a dozen students and teacher is ‘child’ and must be given a chance to persuade a judge to permit his release into society…” In other words I agree that teens should be sentenced to life in prison, if I did the same crime I should be punished the same way as an adult who has committed the same crime because during this age I know what I am doing wrong and right. I believe that teen should be sentenced to life in prison because the victim's family reactions, rehabilitation, they should understand the consequences of their actions, mental health issues, and heinous crimes.
Children are not mature and sometimes are unaware of the consequences that have taken place due to their actions. Taking someone’s life can be very dangerous, but if you are young enough to commit an adult crime then you should be charged as an adult as well.
Most of the murders committed by juveniles are not thought out fully and are impulse actions. Yes the offenders do deserve punishment but life without parole in an adult prison is just too harsh for a teenager. Teens deserve a second chance to change
As more minors are committing violent crimes, the question of whether they should be tried as adults has arisen. Children as young as 13 or 14 are committing violent crimes such as murder, rape, and armed robbery. Some of these children are being tried as adults while others are being tried as juveniles and receiving milder punishments. A juvenile offender may receive a few years in a juvenile detention facility and possibly probation following his release at age eighteen. An adult committing the same violent crime will receive a much harsher penalty, often years in jail, possibly a life sentence, with little or no chance of parole. The only difference between the two offenders is the age at which they committed the crime. Juveniles over
In August of 2004, Robert Acuna was sentenced to the death penalty. His crime? Shooting his two elderly neighbors, James and Joyce Carroll, "execution style" and then proceeding to steal their car (Liptak). This heinous crime only adds to the current debate: should juveniles be sentenced as adults? The answer is yes, there should be no leniency displayed towards minors who commit the same serious crimes as adults. Although young, juveniles should be capable of understanding the serious extent of the crime they commit. Sentencing juveniles as adults will prevent perpetrators of major crimes, such as mass murder, from walking free. Furthermore, judges have enough experience to know whether to try a minor as an adult or not. Juvenile sentencing as adults is not a wrong but rather a form of justice in the face of rising teen violence.
A murder is a murder, no matter what the age. Today, teenagers are committing crimes no one should be committing. They are stealing cars, lying, ruining property and killing. These juveniles all go into different categories. Some commit crimes for the thrill and do not regret it and some act on impulse and wish it never happened. How will the government punish these juveniles for their crimes? This question leads to a variety of consequences and the life sentence should be highly considered. The life sentence in prison should be an option for juveniles, however, there must be an extreme crime, like murder, in order to be given this sentence.
Children Being Sentences to Life in Jail Many would say children who commit harsh crimes deserve to be punished, and the punishment should fit the crime. On one hand, support groups for juveniles argue it is unconditional for a children to spend the rest of their live in jail because their mind are not fully matured and they do not have a clear understanding of the crime committed and punishment that follows. On the other hand, these children killed and most hide from their crimes as it was never committed. Many of these children that were sentences to life in jail face a hearing rather than a trail, psychological casework is done to determine the state of mind of the child at the time of the crime, before and after. The child’s life is in
The United States stands alone as the only nation that sentences juveniles to life without parole for the crimes they’ve committed. Some of these crimes include shootings, murder, and bomb threats but what causes these children to commit such heinous crimes. Although we have juvenile facilities, charged juveniles who commit these crimes are placed in adult prisons. In agreement with the majority of Supreme Court justices, we should abolish mandatory life in prison for juveniles who commit crimes due to the fact that these juveniles have brain development that is vastly different from an average adult, that their backgrounds should be accounted for when charging them, and that it’s morally wrong to put them in adult prisons.
Over the past several decades more adolescences are being arrested and prosecuted. Not only are more children being put the juvenile justice system younger and younger children are being tried as adults. In more recent years thousand of adolescences are being placed in adult court systems and sentencing them to
The Death of a Child On June 16th, 1944, the state of South Carolina executed George Stinney, Jr. He was fourteen years, six months, and five days old—the youngest person ever executed in the United States in the 20th Century. Stinney, who was black,
Imagine a sibling, cousin, or friend, young and oblivious. Not having to worry about the world or the dangers that come with it, just enjoying their youth. Now imagine their once happy, free-spirited self, scared, sad, and lonely with handcuffs, a uniform behind cold metal bars. Imagine the last time
Juveniles in Need of Help Do you remember when you were scolded by your parent after you stayed beyond your curfew or scratched your their car? You were probably in trouble but then given another opportunity to redeem yourself. Just as a parent forgives his child when they did something wrong
Juveniles in Jail Into days society there is a lot of debate and discussion on whether or not Juveniles should be sentenced to life in prison. Take in consideration that were talking about kids as young as like 6 years old. People talk about whether it’s right or not in other country’s they even banned the death penalty. Different people believe in different things. For example a group of people believe that juveniles should be sentenced to life in jail if they commit a heinous crime. Then there are people that believe that the juveniles should not be sentenced to life in prison. I personally belief that Juveniles or young adults should be sentenced to life in prison if they did commit a heinous crime.
“I Believe In Justice, and I Believe In People Being Held Responsible For Their Actions”-Bruce Willis. The quote means no matter what their age is they are responsible for their crimes big or small. With that being said juveniles should be convicted as adults for violent crimes because many understand
Juveniles deserve to be in prison, but they do not deserve to be in prison for life. They should not be given a lengthy sentence, because they are not very developed. Those juveniles should be given another chance at another point. Those who give those juveniles a sentence of life in prison is like treating them as an adult, in which they should not be treated as an adult. I believe that juveniles should not be given a mandatory sentence of life in prison.