Toulmin Model Of Juvenile Crimes
Claim- Juveniles who commit violent crimes such as murder, rape, and manslaughter should be tried as adults.
Qualifier- the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), composed their findings on October 1, 2014. The maximum age for jurisdiction in juvenile courts in forty one is seventeen years old. Seven states draw the adult/juvenile line at the age of sixteen. The age is only fifteen for two states. These two states are North Carolina and New York. In these states, sixteen and seventeen year olds are automatically charged as adults. All of the states has what is called transfer laws. Offenders tried for severe crimes are charged as adults no matter how old they are. The transfer laws are as follows: Once an adult always …show more content…
However, there are some who believe juvenile offenders do not deserve severe punishments as adult offenders. It is argued that youth is immature, they are still developing their minds and deserve the possibility for them to readapt to the outside life. Certain individuals are diplomatic to certain occurrences. For an example, some are very sensitive to the youth that may have endured child abuse. For many people, there standpoint is affected by the age of the delinquent. According to the Law and Human Behavior (2013) it would be more probable for a sixteen year old who perpetrated a violent crime, to be recommended to be sent to adult court than a fourteen year old. Youth are usually without responsibility and are not very mature. For this reason they are less likely to consider the penalty for committing violent crimes. Adult minds are more mature therefore, they are more likely to think about the consequences of their actions and behaviors. It is stated in the International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health (2015) there is a great quantity of proof that in many ways, youth who commit crimes are dissimilar to adults who commit crimes. In the United States of America, the age for criminal court control differs from state to state. The justice system for juveniles was initially established to restore the offenders back to normal life and reform the offender rather than punish him or her. It was outlined so they could find stability. The terminology juvenile delinquent gives an account of the criminal behavior that the juvenile committed that their wrong doings would be thought of differently than the behavior and crimes that may have been committed by an adult. Another argument is the brain of an adolescent is vastly different in comparison to the brain of an adult. This affects the youth’s ability to fight against peer pressure, make sound discernment and have