Running head: NEW JUVENILE LAW
New Juvenile Law
Texas School of Business
New Juvenile Law
A famous quote from President Bush following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, “I want justice…There’s an old poster out West, as I recall, that said, ‘Wanted: Dead or Alive'” Juveniles have been committing crimes since before the 1900s. The question is how much can we tolerate on the amount of crime being committed. First time juveniles should be processed and sent to Iraq because it is easier to control crime rate, with youth criminals there will be a domino effect, also juveniles in this generation know the laws.
The adult crime rate is one thing but when juvenile crime rate is high people wonder if the world will ever be safe. “In 2008, law enforcement agencies in the United States made an estimated 2.11 million arrests of persons younger than age 18” (Puzzanchera, 2009).
That is a devastating number for the amount of youth that were arrested considering there is 365 days in a year. In Morgan County, “41% of all Residential Burglary (Felony B) charges filed in 2008 were committed by juveniles” (Burnham, 2008).
Crime rate is where the Federal Burro of Investigations use the number of crimes reported to the burro to measure the crime rate of certain locations as well as the type of crimes. When researching two cities there are two different ways to research the crime there is qualitative and quantitative; these two sound similar but there are some differences. Qualitative has details with descriptions, ...
41% out of 100% that leaves 59% of burglary charges from adults. That is a very high rate for minors. During the Iraqi war United States soldiers were being approached by Iraqi youth with weapons for no apparent reason. “…researcher Lee Khadafy poverty of the most important causes of juvenile delinquency and told (Voices of Iraq) that “poverty is playing a negative role in the life of society and affects an individual’s personality and psychological and social growth”(Investors Iraq, 2012).
Just like the United States juveniles in poverty tend to steal, kill, or lie. While there is issues controlling juvenile crime rate, juveniles killing each other also comes into play.
Just like falling dominoes juveniles will have a domino effect when it comes to committing crimes. “Murders of children by other children have tripled in three years, as more of the nation’s youth get drawn into a deadly world of guns and knives”( Wynne-Jones, Leapman, 2008).
It seems like there is an increase of youth murders going on each year. The question is where the influence is coming from. “The inductee is required to kill an innocent victim, a rival gang member, or even a police officer” (Walker, 1999-2000).
When it comes to being inducted into a gang it’s no hold bar. It’s either kill or be killed! Even though there is a chain reaction of juveniles killing each other, juveniles also know exactly what they are doing when they commit these crimes.
Juveniles are not like they use to be from back in the days, they are smarter and they know how to beat the system. “The 8th Amendment deals with: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted” (Head, 2012).
Executing minors is considered cruel and unusual and that’s something juveniles know that’s why the crime rate is high. “…in a 5-4 split, the Court found that juveniles cannot be sentenced to life in prison without parole if they have not killed anyone” (National Public Radio 2010).
“Prior to 1967, children were not afforded many of the rights afforded to adults”(Kita, 2003-2010) During that time children was not as aggressive in committing crimes. The laws were not harsh for adults. If an adult was caught with a DWI they would sleep it out in a holding center and go home when they are sober. Now these day adults are going straight to jail for that offense. Juvenile minds are not developed so their maturity level will cause them to commit crimes regardless of the circumstance.
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Iraq is a country that the crime is much worse than the United States. Whenever you have a country that the youth crime rate is high, youth killing each other and knowing the laws when they do it, it becomes a big issue. Are we going to continue to allow juveniles to do what they want, or we going to give them one way ticket to Iraq!