That is, you are free to share, copy, distribute, store, and transmit all or any part of the work under the following conditions:. Juveniles getting Adult Jail Sentences Should juveniles get adult jail sentences? In today's society juvenile offenders are facing the law to full force, in two court systems. Not only are they tried in the juvenile justice system, but also charged as adults. The issue of charging juveniles as adults has stirred various views owing to the violent crimes committed by the young offenders.
Juveniles Should Be Tried as Adults
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Teen Criminals Should Be Tried As Adult Criminals
Murderers, rapists, and other criminals are being released from jail everyday after serving only very short and lenient sentences. What makes them so special? The criminals are juveniles who commit adult crimes. They are being tried every day in juvenile courts, they are receiving shortened sentences, and they are being released and given new identities to continue to live their lives in peaceful and happy, all while their victims and their families are left to suffer forever. Because the courts.
In an age where juvenile crime has escalated from simple truancy to more serious crimes such as mass school shootings some would agree it is time to abolish juvenile courts or modify the system at the very least. Because of the seriousness of juvenile crime in this day and age, most states have already lowered the age limit for juvenile court jurisdiction from 17 years and are prosecuting more children as adults depending of the seriousness of the crime. Some criminal justice and child welfare scholars argue that younger children do not have the mental capability or experience to weigh the consequence of committing a crime and much less understand the implications of a criminal record in their future. Furthermore, they note that most juveniles grow out of criminal behavior as they mature out of the system and in. In other words, a person cannot learn something if they know that, the crime was not intentional.