Why Is Fast Punishment Better Than Adults

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In past times, the majority of criminals were over 20 years old, but nowadays the situation has quite changed. Not only adults, but also children commit murders and other serious crimes. We, as a society, recognize that children, those under 18 years old, cannot and do not function as adults, but I believe the harshest punishment should be given to the worst offender.
Teenagers may not be as developed as adults, but they can make decisions. Especially important ones. Killing somebody is definitely a huge decision. While children may be more impulsive than adults, in the cases I have read about, the teenagers contemplate killing the person many times before they actually do it. In November 2001, Alex and Derek King hatched a plan where they would kill their father so they could move in with Rick Chavis, a friend of their dads who Alex was also having a sexual relationship with. Firefighters responded to a call at the King residence and there they found the body of 40-year-old Terry King on the couch with his skull open and his face bashed in.
I believe if a killer has the ability to
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If you take a life it cannot be given back and in my opinion our parents, the tax-payers of this country shouldn’t waste one penny on a murderer in for life. If you take away someone's life, if you take away someone’s family member you should live miserably or not at all.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention states, “Known juvenile offenders were involved in about 610 murders in the U.S. in 2013, representing about 7% of all known murder offenders.” These kids, these murderers, they get a second chance at life but what's to stop them from doing it again? Especially when they know they can get away with it because the law is protecting them? I support the death penalty for juveniles because I believe that every victim deserves
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