The Crimes And Crimes Of Juveniles Essay

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Children can and do commit terrible crimes, juveniles make up a good portion of our countries incarcerated population. Every individual who commits a crime should be held accountable for their crimes despite age, whether its through incarceration or rehabilitation. As of January 1st, 2016, the law construing what happens when a juvenile commit some of the most heinous crime known to man is about to change. Trying juveniles as adults has always been a controversial topic to the public. It is a strong issue and there are numerous arguments to put forth on both sides, yet the action still remains that children do commit crimes and there has to be some sort of retribution to pay forward. As of now there are five crimes that are automatic transfers for juveniles, meaning that if a child under the age of 18 commits any of these five crimes they will be tried as an adult. After the 2015 year, our government will no longer see children under the age of fifteen as an adult if they commit first degree murder, robbery with a real gun, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated vehicular hijack with a real gun, aggravated battery with a fire arm, and gun in school. The crimes just mentioned are the five felonies that can automatically transfer any child into adult court. As of January 1st 2016, these will no longer apply and the only automatic transfers that will stay true is first degree murder, battery with a fire arm, and aggravated sexual assault to fifteen year olds and older. If a…

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