Juveniles being tried as adults-- who are to blame? In today's society, it is not who or whom; It is what. Juvenile offenders are now facing a double-edged sword. Not only can they be tried in a Juvenile court for a crime committed. They are now being charged as adults. Charging a juvenile as an adult has stirred up many different views. When should we say enough is enough? Violent crimes committed by juveniles have become a growing epidemic. The children of today are subjected to violence in popular songs, television shows, and even computer games. A parent having guns accessible to children and the society the child lives in all play a part in the destruction of our youth. Juvenile offenders are now facing tougher punishment for their actions. Should society take responsibility for this and try to rehabilitate the youth, or should society penalize the youth and charge them as adults?
Juvenile crime is stated as "an act committed by a minor that would be considered a crime committed by an adult, such as vandalism, burglary, assault, or murder" (Silverstein). Juveniles are committing these crimes against families, classmates, and strangers
I think that kids should receive some sort of punishment for what they do…… because we have an 3 strikes law I personally think that the punishment such as life should not be applied. I think that they should be placed in maybe an adult setting for xxxxxx amount yrs and then given some form of an transitional program to be prepared to be placed back into society.
In the case of suzan kruzan she was an overachiever in school she published a book on drugs and its effects and won a young Arthurs award. At the age of 11 met a 31 yr old man. He introduced her into prostitution 13 and after 3 yrs of abuse she killed her pimp and at the age of 16 was convicted of... [continues]
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