Trying Juveniles As Adults

Abstract

Thinking about trying juveniles as adults, what comes to mind MURDER, FELON,

RAPER, BURGLARER, ARSON and UNDER 18 Years old.

In this paper I will anticipate a discussion on Trying Juveniles as Adults. In this Paper I will state whether or whether not juveniles should or shouldn't be tried as adults.

I will also give my opinion on trying juveniles as adults and facts on summary transfer laws.


Introduction:

Trying children as adults, I feel that the system shouldn't because young people have different competencies than adults. I also feel that being that they are unable to vote, they have no say so with law making process, for this reason holding them ...

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old, in NY and NC a juvenile is a person under 16 years old.

Over the past 30 years, there have been changes in many state laws which have Led to a dramatic increase in the number of juveniles tried as adults and housed in adult Jails and prisons. Within the past years, the number of Juveniles offenders transferred into the adult criminal system has increased from the year 1992 through 1995. 40 states and the District of Columbia passed laws making it a lot easier for juveniles to be tried as adults.

Did you know that many minors in the adult correctional system aren't violent offenders? Back in the 1990's, in response to public concern about Juvenile crime, over 90% of State legislators along with the federal government passed punitive laws regarding juvenile offenders. A lot of these laws were passed when crime was at its highest peak back in the late 80's early 90's.

The most distinguished of these juvenile crimes increased centered on the Juvenile ...

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. Nationally children in adult jails and prisons are 5 times morel likely to be raped, twice as likely to be beaten by staff and 50 % more likely to be attacked then youths sent to juvenile prisons.

. Back in 1996 a Texas study found that juveniles sentenced in adult court did receive longer terms then they would have received in Juvenile court.

. While on the other hand the other hand studies show that Juveniles should be tried as adults for cases such as robbery, rape, murder, and ADW.


In 1978, the state of NY had passed the juvenile offender (JO) law in response to concerns about violent juvenile crimes. This law provided that all juveniles who were the ages ...

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Added: 11/29/2016 11:32:21 AM
Submitted By: Telicia1
Category: Legal Issues
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