Life Sentence: Should Teen Criminals Be Locked Up For Life?
In the article, “Life Behind Bars: Should Teen Criminals be Locked Up for Life?,” the topic of criminals being sent to life in prison is discussed in which parents of victims give their opinions on punishment for juvenile murderers. Parents of victims believe that the “victim’s rights need to be considered in this debate,” as well as the society in which family members feel the need to protect their community from the juvenile. Although it is true that the family of the victim’s suffer through a great deal of pain, their reasoning comes from anger that they feel from recently losing a loved one. Acting from anger is never going to result in a good decision; it will only result in regret later on because the decision was based upon anger and a heat of the moment. Families should be able to consider other forms of punishment for a