Should Juveniless Be Considered As Adults?

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The first nation’s juvenile court was established in Cook County, Illinois. One of the first judge at the nation’s juvenile court, judge Julian Mack stated the goal for the early juvenile court would be that “The child… be made to know that he is face to face with the power of the state, and more emphatically, be made to feel that he is the object of its care and solicitude,” (Pa, Rt.). Although many people in the United States believe that juveniles should not be tried as adults it is more appropriate to teach juveniles a lesson because no one knows what their instincts are, and it can be a threat to society because they will always have that negative mentality in mind. What solutions are there to these situations, or can there be any resolution …show more content…
Textual evidence indicates that teens cannot control their anger and it leads them to commit murder, an example can be found in an article published by Daily Mail where a “12-year-old boy murder his six-month-old baby brother by stabbing him 17 times… The mother told police the boy had not been at school that day as she had an argument with him” (Mail Online). The youngster also told police “I was in the room for a couple of minutes, I was among to her my brother by stabbing him 17 times” (Mail Online). From this article, it goes to show that juveniles are well aware of that they are going to do before they commit the crime, and the anger has control over him. This is true because Jennifer Jenkins wrote an article “On Punishment and Teen Killers,” where she stated, “As a high school teacher, I have worked lovingly with teens all my life and I understand how hard it is to accept the reality that a 16 or a 17 yearly is capable of forming such requisite criminal intent” (Jenkins, 4). Clearly, goes to show that these teenagers are a threat to others and there should be serious punishment and not just a fifteen-year sentence in jail. These juveniles should also be appreciative that the United States doesn 't have an insane punishment system, Jenkins also informs us how other nations have horrifying punishment systems for their juveniles who commit heinous crimes, for example, the …show more content…
Others may argue that it’s not right because there are laws that prohibit youngsters to complete certain actions like smoking, drinking, or going to R movies, these actions don’t seem to affect other it might affect them, however, once they commit a horrifying crime they are being tried as adults. In addition, Lundstrom argues that “Today we are witness to criminal defendants facing a life sentence without parole…” (Lundstrom, 10). Lundstrom continues by stating that juveniles cannot shave and still play with toys also they act scenes from their favorite T.V. shows. Further information that researchers have studies on teen brains with technology that maps the patterns of brain growth in children and teenagers, has given information that indicate that teenagers are having a massive loss of brain tissue this scientific evidence has also sparked the opponents, and argue that this evidence is why juveniles should not be facing life sentence in prison without parole. Paul Thompson wrote article “Startling Finds on Teenage Brains,” and he provides scientific evidence that judges should see when sentencing juveniles, “A massive loss of brain tissue that occurs in the teenage years, the loss was like a wildfire... Gary Matter, which brain researchers believe supports all our thinking and emotions, is purged at a rate of 1 percent to 2

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