Should Juveniless Be Tried As Adults?
One side of this issue believes that juveniles should be tried as adults for their crimes for numerous reasons. To being, the juvenile system is viewed as ineffective, firstly that it is too lenient of violent offenders and is not equipped to deal with the more violent offenders that it sees in today 's times. As written by Linda Collier, “This system was developed with truants, vandals and petty thieves in mind. But this model is not appropriate for the violent juvenile offender of today” (Collier 40). Even though the severity and amount of crimes has changed, the juvenile justice system has not been reformed to meet these new changes. The punishments that can be assigned and the proceedings of the court have not evolved with the times which causes violent youth offenders to receive minimal punishments and continue to commit more crimes. The devastation that can ensue when a criminal is not punished severely enough can be found in the Darryl hall and Loette Jr. cases. Twelve year old Darryl Hall was abducted at gunpoint by three teenagers in southeastern