ViolentcrimeKimberly Diaz Professor Garagliano COMM 101 Should minors who commit serious crimes be charged as an adult? I. Introduction A. Attention getter: “Old enough to do the crime, old enough to do the time” B. Credibility: It’s not fair how a minor that commits a serious crime can, in a way, walk away and be given a second chance or even a third chance, which in other areas if an adult committed that same crime they can be locked away for years or even life. C. Relevance: In less than a year I lost two important members of the family one which was a victim of a violent crime at the hands of two minors.
Which is why I decided to do my presentation on minors being tried as adults. D. Preview: Today I am going to tell you : 1. If a minor act like an adult they should be treated as an adult 2. No little kid has the malice to commit a tough crime 3. The death of a human being does not change. Death is death regardless of the age of the criminal. II. Body 1. why should minors who commit serious crimes be charged as adults? If they act like an adult they should be treated as an adult -Why should minors get preferences? 2.
Now that I have explained why if they act like adults they should be treated as an adult I am going to tell you why no little kid has the malice to commit a tough crime -As a teenager did it ever come to mind to harm others? a. Most of us were busy with our boyfriend/ girlfriend, getting over heartbreak or simply having fun with family or friends. – Show two stories a. Shawn -16 year old that attacked his father who was sleeping, stabbing him in the arms, head and neck repeatedly with a knife. – Was sentenced 90- day evaluation in the California Youth Authority b.
The reason I selected this topic is because I feel that today’s generation of youth and children have been led mainly because of peer pressure which sometimes cause them to make bad choices. This usually causes minors to do some things that are wrong before they think about the consequences. They should be given consideration based on their age and all aspects of their background should be looked ...
Jose -15 year old that along with four other minors were hanging out and drinking started roughhousing which ended up in a serious fight among each other, of which one of them his skull was crushed and the other breaking his ankle. -Was sentenced 208 days in Juvenile Hall. 3. Now that I have told you about how no little kid has the malice to commit a tough crime I am going to tell you that the death of a human being does not change depending on the age, death is death regardless of the age of the criminal. Show an article of a 21 year old who was not only shot in the head but carjacked and left for dead by two minors. – A girl by the age of 17 and a boy by the age of 16. III. Conclusion Today I have told you why minors who commit serious crimes should be charged as adults. First if they want to act like adults they should be treated as adults. Second they’re no longer little kids if they have malice to commit a tough crime. Lastly, regardless of their age they decided to take away the life or cause serious injuries to another human being.
In conclusion you guys can go to http://www. debate. org and give your opinions if whether or not minors should be tried as adults. Change doesn’t happen by a miracle, it happens when we stand up for what we think is right and let our opinions be heard. We make a change. Work Cited 1. http://www. pbs. org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/juvenile/ 2 http://theavtimes. com/2012/10/02/suspects-arrested-in-7-month-old-carjack-mur der-case/ 3. http://www. debate. org/opinions/should-violent-juveniles-be-treated-as-adults-in-court