Juveniles Charged With Raped Crimes Should Be Charged As Adults

1298 Words Oct 16th, 2015 6 Pages
Honorable Judge, word the opponent, and diligent timekeeper, my partner and I strongly agree with the resolution that states; that minors charged with assaulted crimes should be charged as adults. When you turn a certain age, you gain some privileges. You get more civil rights, like voting rights, the ability to purchase a house, the ability to purchase tobacco products at the local gas station, but most importantly the ability to be held responsible for your actions. An 18-year-old is considered an adult in nearly every state of the union, which is a pretty big deal for most teens. Juveniles commit terrible crimes just like adults do and therefore no one should be exempt from equal punishment. A crime is a crime and for that reason Juveniles who commit violent crimes should be punished in the same way as adults.
With so many people concerned about the increase in violent crimes in our society, the logical place to begin the process of changing this dangerous trend is with the nation’s youth. If minors who commit violent crimes were punished as adults, the number of violent crimes committed by youths would drop. Therefore, in the future the number of violent crimes in general would be lowered if we keep violent offenders in prison for longer sentences. Violent crimes can be defined as murder, rape, armed robbery, aggravated assault, larceny-theft, etc. According to statistics the number of violent crimes committed by people under the age of 18 has declined since its peak…

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