Juveniles Should NOT Be Sentenced To Adult Prisons

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The question to whether or not a juvenile should be tried as an adult for committing a crime is still quite complex. There are those that believe a crime is a crime and no matter who the person may be they shouldn’t be punished the same way as everyone else. Though other oppose that they shouldn’t be punished so harshly because it can severely fracture their mental health. For support the use of statistics of juveniles sentenced to prison will be demonstrated, cases of individuals whose gone through those dilemmas, and own personal observation of the matter. Marjie Lundstrom gives facts referring to nation’s juveniles arrest rate for murder falling 68 percent from 1993 to 1999. Though more up to date research coming from the “Justice Policy…show more content…
Adult prisons are too extreme to have a child of 13 years of age contained in. Also be sentenced for life in prison can destroy a young adult’s mentality that is still going under development. Juveniles that commit crimes should be sent to facilities where there are other of the same age so it wouldn’t be so extreme on them. A way of also handling not having juveniles serve their entire life in prison is putting them in special programs to why they did that in the first place. In that program they can find answers to their rehabilitation so they can clear their confusion and start over with their life. It also not is always the child’s fault because sometimes they can be diagnosed with illness they have or a disorder. It can cause them to act rash and make them have the sensation to kill and destroy. The question to whether or not a juvenile should be tried as an adult for committing a crime is still quite complex. There are those that believe a crime is a crime and no matter who the person may be they shouldn’t be punished the same way as everyone else. Though other oppose that they shouldn’t be punished so harshly because it can severely fracture their mental health. Though there must be some other resolution to sentencing juveniles to life prison and therefore ruining their

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