Every crime has a victim. No one really thinks about the family members of the victim. They need justice, they need to know that the person who took away the life of their loved one is being punished and is living the way they deserve. The family of the victim does not care if the murderer is an adult or a teenager. The point here is that the murderer took away the life of someone and they need to be punished for it.
Lastly, it is a lie when it is said that some teenagers commit crime because they grew up in an abusive or carefree environment. This might be true for some of the juveniles but not all. I know of some who actually do the opposite. They excel in life or don’t want the same for their own family so they do everything in their power to change their way of life. In my opinion this is an invalid excuse. We should not blame others for the actions that we take.
This is why I believe that juveniles should be sentenced to life. Age should not be taken into consideration when a crime is committed. A crime will be a crime no matter what the age is. A life sentence is necessary in order for them to learn from their mistakes and to keep our societies safe from