Imagine your most dearest and most cherished person being killed or raped by a juvenile. All crimes committed by juveniles should and must be treated in the same regard, if not to punish heinous acts, then to provide justice to the families of victims. Defense attorneys might offer a different argument: Since the bulk of the drop-off in juvenile crime predates most states' embrace of harsher penalties for young offenders, it is disingenuous to assume any connection between the two. Clarence was sent to a secure facility that very much resembled a prison. Another study of 340 exonerations found that 13% of the adults falsely confessed compared with 42% of the juveniles. My second contention, when the age factor comes into play in such situations as marriage, jobs, voting, etc.
The adult criminal system also works better in terms of getting suspects in prison. Minors are capible of knowing what they are doing, so there for they can pay the time for it. Adult criminal system helps protect the society from dangerous delinquents, because it keeps them locked up in prisons for a longer period of time, thus increasing the chance of their reformation. These changes, many of which took place between 1992 and 1995, included lowering the age of judicial transfer, adding to the list of transferable offenses, and creating automatic transfer laws for certain ages and offenses. If incarcerated they will just continue knowing a world with crime and nothing more.
They think less about the future and are more volatile in emotionally charged settings. List of Pros of Juveniles Being Tried as Adults 1. Here is a list of certain points you should consider regarding this issue. If they are convicted as juveniles, they would gain freedom from the system at age 25. In the cases where juveniles have been deemed incompetent to stand trial, it has been found that these juveniles differ significantly from juveniles deemed competent. I do however think the severity of the crime is important. Obviously, the adult criminal court system is far more effective.
Most young criminals actually rely on the age bias, knowing that they will get a slap on the wrist before being let out. Children don't have the intellectual or moral capacity to understand the consequences of their actions; similarly, they lack the same capacity to be trial defendants. Research shows that the rate at which juvenile violators of the law turn their lives around as opposed to older violators is remarkable. 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. Before this time, it was widely held that children 7 years old and older were capable of criminal intent and were therefore punished as adults.
Another study that looked at public attitudes toward transferring juveniles to adult court found that the seriousness of the crime is the most important factor in public attitudes shifting toward approval of transfer. Kids today are far more intelligent 5yrs. When they do falsely confess, it is often to protect others, according to experts in juvenile justice. At time of arrest almost 40% of the juveniles were age 17, with 30. How will these minors handle different situations in an adult prison? Let us know what you think.
Minors should be tried as adults because they made the same mistakes as adults. There is even a high probability that they would come out of prison a hardened criminal. These include a juvenile offender not being forced to serve time in an adult prison, or with adult prisoners. Now, a kid at 14 years old shouldnt be insane. By 1925, 46 states and 16 countries separate courts for youth.
Pro What my opponent fails to see is that we are almost definitely not talking about three year olds when we're referring to juveniles. Adolescents are also less independent than adults in the decision-making process which could lead to more conforming behavior. These young offenders may no right from wrong, but they are unable to process the long term affects of their decisions. Extreme sanctions such as the are generally not handed down to minors. 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. What we can see is that this is accurate for both juveniles and adults, which is why we must vote affirmative.
A majority of the juvenile defendants were African American 62%. Excuses should not be made for these offenders; lessening the consequences of their actions will not only undermine the victim and his or her family, but also make it seem excusable after a short period of remorse. At the end, there is an email address; we invite you to send us your comments. This being said, there's a significant difference between simple and simplistic. In states where a minimum age is specified for all transfer provisions, age 14 is the most common minimum age.
North Carolina Law Review: 1083—1133. So we change the rules of the game. These courts may also try adults between the ages of eighteen and twenty as juveniles if they are found to lack the maturity to be tried as adults. Con My first contention, juveniles may be able to defend themselves but are not completely familiar with how the law works and the consequences that comes with their actions. State responses to serious and violent juvenile crime. But when a juvenile murders or rapes someone, it's different. Last, juveniles often misunderstand that they have the right to an attorney before and during a police interrogation, and erroneously believe that attorneys only serve innocent defendants.
Police questioned the high school freshman over two days without advising him of his rights and falsely told him he had been identified by a witness as the culprit, according to the court. Punishing the child lets the parents off the hook for their role in the crime. Because we must judge an action by its result, the manipulation of words during a testimony should be largely disregarded. This process is controversial, due to concerns about the difference between the cognitive and moral capabilities of juveniles vs. Other offenses included property offenses 17. I mean after all; This is America.