Should Juveniles Be Tried? Adult Courts? Essay
Dr. Kim Turnage
September 28, 2014
Should Juveniles be Tried in Adult Courts? The questions of whether juveniles should be tried as adults have been ask more often then ever. This topic brings controversial within the public. Splitting the public into two sides. Crimes committed by juveniles have increase by 30% in the past couple years (Khan). This causing the debate of whether juvenile’s delinquent should be tried in adult court is the right thing to be doing or not. The people who are for juveniles being tried in adult courts have their own opinion. They believe that by punishing juveniles for their crimes as adult it will set an example to the other juveniles that they can be punish the same way if they commit a crime. They also think crime should be stop when it first begins, before the juvenile commits another crime. These are all reasonable points to be toward juveniles being trial as an adult. Those who are against, think juveniles deserve a second chance. They think juveniles have more of a psychological problem and did not met to commit a crime of such degree. Others think that most of the juveniles can change their ways with a little bit of help. People who are against this have valid points.
The article, “Should Juveniles be tried as Adults?” pinpoints both pros and cons of the debate. The article tackles the cons that young children are committing crimes at a young age of “9 and 10” (Borkar). This kids who commit crimes at…