Violent Crimes Should Be Tried As Adults

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Juveniles Who Commit Violent Crimes Should Be Tried as Adults
Murders, rapists and other criminals are being released from jail every day after serving very short and lenient sentences. Who are these criminals and what makes them so special? The criminals are juveniles who commit violent crimes. They are being tried in juvenile courts and are receiving shortened sentences, if a person under the age of 18 is able and willing to commit a violent crime, they should be tried as an adult according to the government laws. Somehow age doesn’t seem reason enough to justify or dilute the seriousness of a crime committed. There are positive reinforcements for the things we so tight and there must be strong actions taken for such violent crimes.
Body 1: Who are the youth that are committing these violent acts and what causes them to do so? A wide range of factors an influence the commission of a criminal act. A study on risk factors associated with serious and violent crimes performed by
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Weir, a former judge and now a prosecutor in Colorado, “Some juvenile offenders commit crime so serious and so heinous that public safety mandates- and justice demands-full accountability in our criminal justice system.” More than two thousand prisoners in the united states are currently serving life without parole for crimes committed when they were 17 or younger. About 70 of them are serving life sentences for homicides committed when they were 14 or younger. (Crime and punishment,8). Kent Scheidegger works for the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation and states, “There are some truly horrible crimes committed by 17 year olds and those crimes deserve life without parole.” (8). You can search the internet and find many stories about teens committing murder. Some are sentenced to life in prison while others receive a lesser punishment. Murder is murder and the families of these victims have to suffer forever. Committing an adult violent crime should equal an adult