Rate of Juvenile Offenses and the Juvenile Justice System

2066 Words 9 Pages
“Palm Beach County, Fla. -- On May 26, 2000, 13-year-old Nathaniel Brazill shot his teacher, Barry Grunow, with a .25 caliber handgun in school. Palm Beach County prosecutors tried Brazill as an adult for first degree murder. The jury found Brazill guilty of second-degree murder and the judge sentenced him to 28 years in an adult facility. After his release, Brazill will face two years of house arrest and five years of probation.” (Klug)

Does this sentence appear too severe, or perhaps too tolerant? Without understanding all of the specifics involved in the case, it may be harder to conclude what would be the best thing to do with 13-year-old Brazill. What exact details would an individual need to know in order to judge him
…show more content…
One of the main factors that cause the complexity is that with each approach come certain doctrines on the differences between juveniles and adults; but more importantly, how these dissimilarities should affect legal policies. It will be up to voters, legislators, and groups to conclude what steps we will take to curb the growing tendency of juvenile misdeed and aggression.

Imagining juvenile delinquents as our own younger siblings, or possibly our own children gone astray will help us to make the strong conclusions engaged in treating juvenile delinquents. As school students, we are the next generation of voters, legislators, and public leaders. In alignment for us to make the best conclusions for troubled adolescents we must be acquainted of the numerous ways we can go about handling juvenile delinquents. Each method of treatment is quite perplexed so we must take care to realize the issues to the fullest possible span. To double-check that juvenile delinquents are being treated fairly, we must make our conclusions with as much concern for their well-being as we can, as well as keeping in mind the best concerns of humanity. As voters, we can start to form policies in the ways we see fit for battling juvenile offenses and aggression. Perhaps some of our own preferred procedures for treating young kids are echoed in the current outlooks of the public in the direction of
Open Document