Should Minors Be Punished?

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In today 's society, the crime rate is increasing daily. Not only has it increased by adults committing crimes, it has also increased by minors committing violent crimes. The issue of this situation is punishing minors appropriately. Many believe that minors should never be tried as adults while others believe that minors should most definitely be left to be punished for their actions. I believe that minors should be punished as adults according to the crime reasons being, any criminal should have to suffer for the crime, learn from their mistakes, and keep every criminal off the streets.
The Juvenile Justice System has become very outdated. Teens have become more advanced. Teens have also become more exposed to criminal activity. There are many kids of have seen many things that the eyes of a child should never have to see. Mary Onelia Estudillo says, “The juvenile justice system was originally created to provide individualized rehabilitation to offenders of minor crimes such as truancy, shoplifting, and vandalism. But youth today are taking advantage of this lenient and outdated system and are committing violent crimes because they believe they will get off easy.” Most teens are starting to actually believe they’re too young to be punished as adults. These beliefs are causing teens to try anything, no matter how bad of a crime.
Teens have started to take advantage of the leniency of the justice system. No criminal should be left in the streets to only continue committing
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