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  • Juveniles To Adult Prisons For Many Reasons
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    Today's court system is left with many difficult decisions. One of the most controversial being whether to try juveniles as adults or not. With the number of children in adult prisons and jails rising rapidly, questions are being asked as to why children have been committing such heinous crimes and how will they be stopped. The fact of the matter is that it is not always the children's fault for their poor choices and actions; they are merely a victim of their environment or their parents. Anoth...
  • Adults And Children Watch
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    With crime and detective programmes, there are distinctive patterns which occur. In our survey, all of the younger people did watch these programmes. This shows us that they appeal to the younger generation. This could be for a number of reasons, but mainly because of the content; they are often exciting and deal with modern day issues, such as drugs. These appeal because they have action and issues close to the heart of many young people. This can be further shown when we look at the responses ...
  • Minors As Adults For Serious Crimes
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    What age defines a person as an adult? In some states, such as Texas, you are considered an adult at 17 years of age. Other state's juvenile systems make you liable to be tried as an adult at the age of 18. Law enforcement officials have been questioning the age of being tried as an adult for the past 40 years. Recently, they have come to the conclusion that children between the ages of 16 and 18 who commit adult crimes should be tried and sentenced as adults. After researching information and c...
  • Juveniles Adult Sentences
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    What Happened to Juvenile Justice? There is a great deal of controversy over the trying and sentencing of juvenile offenders today. Many will argue that because the severity of Juvenile crimes has risen, the severity of its consequences should rise; however, no matter how serious the crime is, juvenile offenders tried as adults receive far worse than they deserve. The majority of Juveniles tried as adults are hardly given any form of human rights. Adult jails are not the environment children sho...
  • Adult Crimes
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    Today, children of all ages are committing crimes that carry harsher punishments for adults. Why should children who commit murders, rapes, and assaults be released early from time served because of their age? Why is it that adults get hard time for crimes such as burglary, domestic violence, and theft, while, juveniles spend days in juvenile hall for the same kinds, if not worse crimes, than adults? I strongly feel that if a child is old enough to commit heinous crimes such as school shootings,...
  • Juvenile Under The Adult Justice System
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    Nathaniel Abraham, at age thirteen, is on of the nations youngest first-degree murder defendants. When he committed his crime, at age eleven, he was to young to see rated R films but, was old enough to be tried in an, adult court, as someone who could (Mark P. 1). Juvenile offenders should not be tried as adults under the adult justice system. Societal problems are great influence in the way a child acts and thinks. Therefore, societal problems are a great contributing factor to the reasons why ...

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