Juveniles should be tried as adults because if you are willing enough to kill someone, then you know what your doing!! A similar concept gets carried onto this issue as well. You just a number in here. I began researching the issues he talked about, and my interest multiplied as I considered the difficulties of kids going to prison with adults and all its consequences. Many states are now opting for a cut in the age at which a person is considered a juvenile and not an adult criminal. Adult punishments should be available for juvenile criminals, if as today sparingly applied.
Sentencing kids to a life long prison term basically kills all of their hopes and dreams because of one mistake in their life. Yet they must consider that teens are capable of understanding the situation they are in, how they are looked upon as young adults,, and how they should learn from their mistakes. In their latest atrocity among too many, Israeli forces shot and killed Samah Zuhair Mubarak, 16, at a West Bank checkpoint on her way home from school. The study recommends that states reconsider the minimum age for juveniles to be tried as adults or to develop a system for evaluating young defendants' competence. In the same county as Williams, two other teens, Juan Castaneda and Eric Ramirez, are charged for first-degree murder in a 2008 crime spree that killed multiple people. But when we punish them as adults, we change those odds. The purpose of juvenile court is treatment and guidance rather than punishment.
Will trying juveniles in the same way as adults turn out to be a better solution and act as a deterrent to stop crime? Pros of Juveniles Being Tried As Adults 1. The only justification for inflicting harsh punishment is to deliver vengeance in accord with the old testament standard of an eye-for-an-eye. That is, trying youths in juvenile court is not the same as absolving them of responsibility. The researchers found what many of us were trying to say years earlier about Cameron Kocher: that at the age of 9, he simply couldn't process information and plan a crime like an adult. A juvenile who is tried as an adult could end up being scared straight, which will deter them from continuing to break the law. Think of Cameron Kocher, who couldn't even stay awake for his pretrial motions.
After the boy was convicted of second-degree murder, a county judge called the law ''fundamentally flawed'' and sentenced the boy to youth detention rather than life imprisonment. In recent years a question has presented itself amongst criminal justice circles: Should juvenile offenders be treated as kids or adults? An adolescent does not approach a prison term in this way and often times, they will spend their sentence repressing the memory of their crime. They should not have to face adult charges if they do not first go through a fair trial. Despite this, they are not. I do however think the severity of the crime is important.
So I believe that children shouldn't be tried as adults. From there, most of the teenagers who are tried as adults and sentenced to life in adult institutions are placed in Level 4 maximum-security prisons that are extremely violent. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. If common sense isn't enough, examine the recent science on adolescent development. But we can't do it alone. Regardless of what we do to the person who committed the crime, we aren't going to bring back the person who was killed.
If a 14 year old shoots someone, they should be in prison. Otherwise, they will not understand the lesson. If rehabilitation is the goal for teenagers who are tried and sentenced as adults, then prison is not the answer. This means a child may engage in dangerous behavior without fully realizing the risks and consequences for themselves and others. The justice systems of America are becoming completely unjust and easy to break through.
Holding a 12 year old to the same standard as a 30 year old when they don't have the same mental development is wrong. Should Juveniles Be Tried as Adults? Recent demonstrates that transferring children from juvenile court to adult court does not decrease recidivism, and in fact actually increases crime. To remain an independent news source, we do not advertise, sell subscriptions or accept corporate contributions. We need stronger school systems, more after school programs, more counselors at schools and not cops. During the 1980s and 1990s, the public called for getting tough with juveniles and trying them as adults. She was only given 10 years.
With the use of rehabilitation, psychological guidance, and some punishment is efficient to teenagers who are convicted of crimes. Brings Justice For Extreme Crimes While juveniles may be kids, they should have the ability to distinguish right from wrong, especially in extreme circumstances. It's unfair and cruel to them something too could happen to them while there in adult prison or jail. By putting a juvenile into adult court, you are also effecting their adult criminal record. Between 1992 and 1999, every state but Nebraska passed such laws, according to the National Center for Juvenile Justice, a private, nonprofit research group. Most children should know when something is right or wrong and know when they are committing a crime.