Justice for Juveniles Essay
English CP 12.2
26 March 2015
Justice for Juveniles
The criminal justice system for adults and juveniles differs in many significant ways. An adult system is for eighteen and older who have committed a crime. The juvenile system is for young offenders who commit serious crimes. Adult offenders have to get a lawyer in order to meet a judge, and juvenile that is under eighteen needs to have their parents present to meet the judge. There are more crimes committed by juveniles. Some examples are school shootings, and murders. Sometimes kids commit a serious crime and are sent to adult prison. Two young girls who lured another twelve year old girl in to the woods, and stabbed her 19 times to please slender man. …show more content…
Some Americans Believe that crime dictates the punishments. On March 9 Brayan Robinson wrote the article "2 Teens at Center Of Juvenile Crime Debate" for abcnews.go.com. Bryan Robinson reports on the issue whether or not kids should be treated as adults. He speaks with several people to us named Mark Soler and Jeffrey Fagan, who are advocates for kids. He discusses this with Matt Ross. Matt Ross passed a law called proposition 21. This law is to keep violent offenders in jail their whole life. Robinson writes, "Before, if a juvenile killed someone, the worst punishment he would face is incarceration in a youth facility until he was 25.