Abolish the Juvenile Court? Argumentative Essay

Abolish the Juvenile Court?
Argues that juveniles should be tried as adults.
# 147448 | 1,290 words | 5 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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The author of this paper takes the position that juveniles should be tried as adults. The paper focuses on violent crimes committed by juveniles, why they commit these crimes and why they behave this way. Specific cases of elderly victims of juvenile crime, such as "Sullivan vs. Florida" and "Roper vs. Simmons" are discussed as well in order to support the author's contention.

Table of Contents:
Table of Contents
Reactionary Statement
Joe Harris Sullivan
Drug Usage
Parental Influence
Phoebe's Laws

From the Paper:

"Drugs and gang warfare are also players in juvenile crime. Many gang leaders indoctrinate their subordinates to behave in a manner entirely inappropriate for habitualizing with 'normal' society. By having a 'strong' gang member figure to look up to, juveniles feel included in something and want to impress their gang, and especially that figure. This is a huge problem when trying to combat juvenile crime, as locating gang and gang members is a monumental task. Peer pressure is not something that can be worked around; many children feel peer pressure and this can range from something minor... to cases with tragic consequences such as Phoebe Prince bullying case."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Bar Association. (1989). American Bar Association. Retrieved Oct 15, 2010, from American Bar Association: http://www.abanet.org/publiced/preview/briefs/pdfs/07-08/08-7621_Petitioner.pdf
  • Cornell University Law School. (n.d.). ROPER V. SIMMONS (03-633) 543 U.S. 551 (2005) 112 S. W. 3d 397, affirmed. . Retrieved Oct 15, 2010, from Cornell University Law School: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/03-633.ZS.html
  • Hovde, E. (2009, Nov 13). Oregon Live. Retrieved Oct 15, 2010, from http://www.oregonlive.com/hovde/index.ssf/2009/11/life_without_parole_a_juvenile.html
  • NECN. (2010, March 29). NECN. Retrieved Oct 15, 2010, from Six teenagers, three juveniles charged in 'unrelenting' bullying of Phoebe Prince: http://www.necn.com/pages/landing?blockID=206290
  • Siegel, L., Welsh, B., & Senna, J. (2002). Juvenile Delinquency: Theory, Practice, and Law. Wadsworth Publishing.

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