Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Article: On Punishment And Teen Killers

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teenage brains are not yet fully developed, affecting the way a juvenile acts, thinks, and feels. It can have an affect on the actions a juvenile males, it can make them more likely to take risks than adults. During their teenage years, some people have not yet developed their morals. It is a time when they may start to. A child has not had enough time to develop their morals and fully distinguish right from wrong. They might have just been at the wrong place at the wrong time and git themselves involved in crimes activity, resulting in a life sentence. Some people believe that children are old enough to know exactly what they are doing. Jenkins gives an example of this in her Juvenile Justice Information Exchange article "On Punishment and Teen Killers" explaining, "He came from privilege. Whenever he got in trouble, his parents fixed it. After a series of other crimes, he planned the murders for …show more content…
Juveniles should be released from prison eventually, they deserve a second chance. There is still hope for them since they are young. They can be rehabilitated and receive help so that they can be better people for when they are eventually released. They can get out to be good people and help guide others, they can teach them and help them learn from their own mistakes. Some may argue that this is a bad idea because the juvenile can eventually be released and instead of doing good, they will do bad. They believe that the juvenile will grow up to be even worse and do more harm. They are not willing to take the chance. There are always risks involved in everything. If no one ever takes a chance, they leave no room for anything good to happen. There is always a chance that the juvenile will continue to be a criminal but there is also a chance that he or she has learned from their mistakes and will work to become a better person. They can become a "top notch citizen" and set out to do

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