We need to give them a chance in being able to become as psychologically and intellectually “normal” as possible.
The biggest role that comes to play in any crime is the background- why the crime was committed. There are many cases that juveniles will go as far as murder because of something not going right in their life. Not every case has a legitimate reason as to why it happened, but the ones that do and should receive help with minimal punishment. In one of the articles I read, for instance , “Greg Ousley Is Sorry for Killing His Parents. Is That Enough?” by Scott Anderson, it addresses a story about a kid who killed his parents and served a 60 year sentence for the crime. Within the first paragraphs my first thoughts were “another white kid getting let off the hook by getting tried as mentally ill for killing his parents...what a joke” but as I continued to get deeper in the article I felt more and more ignorant for even thinking