There are many different opinions on when children should be tried as adults. Some people think that children should pay for crimes that they commit, others think that the kid “did not know better, he or she won’t do it again. ” I believe that children cannot be tried as adults, because they aren’t adults. Until they reach 18, they shouldn’t be held accountable for their crimes. That is not to say that the crimes will go away and pretend like they never happened, children will have to eventually pay for the wrong that they did.
Once the defendant legally becomes an adult, 18 in the United States, they should then be tried for their crime, to the maximum extent of the law. Children and their acts have come a long way from centuries ago, the rate of crimes caused be adolescent teenagers has gone up tremendously. In regards to this changed adults feel like they will be overwhelmed by kids turning into violent criminals. As this act goes on adults feel that we need to lock up any body that has caused and disruptions to keep control. In most cases these children are too young to take punishment that big to go straight to prison at 10 years old.
At the age of 18 I agree with having them be tried as adults for their mistakes. For example, A federal is a huge problem. Like we have heard on the news before, there has been reports of kids (primarily teenagers) hacking into the United States Pentagon. For this extenuating circumstance, I believe that the person should be tried as an adult, but shouldn’t receive their punishment until they actually become an adult. There was a report of a teenager in Europe or Australia who hacked into the Pentagon.
He was not an adult, but they did convict him to Juvenile Detention until age 18, to teach him a lesson, and then the U. S. Department of Defense hired him as lead security for the United States Pentagon. In the 2nd amendment it states that you have, “the right to bear arms”, which is also stating that you can protect you and/or family. Saying that a kid who knows how to handle weapons and discharge it at a human is just simply defense, and that child should not be tried in a murder case for killing a man. Only because his life and family was in danger, people seem to think that a kid shot a man in self defense is horrible and should look them up because it could cause more and more killings. That is a huge ssumption on children, and is wrong.
For example in Portland and Childs mom and step-father were arguing and the step-father threatened to shoot both mother and child, during his attempt the child had gotten a gun and shot his step-fathers. In this research paper I have given you my opinion on certain subjects including when should children be tried as adults in the court of law. I have provided examples of teens being accused tried and sentenced to a juvenile detention center, then set free. Once again my opinion is wait until 18 to try them in court, until then place them in juvenile hall.