Juvenile Delinquency

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Unfortunately in our society there are many underaged people who break the law. This raise the question of what response should be to such offenses and whether it should differ from the responses to adults. I think that because juvenile offenders are still forming they should be given smaller sentences because a sentence is far more significant to them due to them still being in formative years. As a result I might say that a 5 year sentence to a 15 year old may be the equivalent of a 15 year sentence to a 25 year old in life damage and thus it is unfair to give both the same sentence. Additionally one could argue that deterrence doesn't apply to minors due to their brains not being developed enough and that incapacitation doesn't apply because they could easily grow out of delinquency in a few years without harsh punishments. What do other kiwis think on this issue

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incapacitation_(penology)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deterrence_(legal)
 

Mesh Gear Fox

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Well, two guys I went to school with murdered one of said kid's grandmother because she wouldn't give them money. They wanted to buy weed and she only had like $50 dollars (she was retired and on a fixed income), the dude flipped out and starting beating his 82 year old grandmother to death. They stole her car and ditched it less than a mile away. I watched the two of them being escorted out of the principal's office in handcuffs by the state police. Both were 14 at the time, and received life sentences. To me, that was a fair punishment for their crime.

Edited for grammar and spelling cause its 2am and I'm stoned
 

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Unfortunately in our society there are many underaged people who break the law. This raise the question of what response should be to such offenses and whether it should differ from the responses to adults. I think that because juvenile offenders are still forming they should be given smaller sentences because a sentence is far more significant to them due to them still being in formative years. As a result I might say that a 5 year sentence to a 15 year old may be the equivalent of a 15 year sentence to a 25 year old in life damage and thus it is unfair to give both the same sentence. Additionally one could argue that deterrence doesn't apply to minors due to their brains not being developed enough and that incapacitation doesn't apply because they could easily grow out of delinquency in a few years without harsh punishments. What do other kiwis think on this issue

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incapacitation_(penology)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deterrence_(legal)

"Juvenile Delinquency? That seems like a great career path!"

 

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Here is more because is more profitable in the long run and the police are to dipshits, corrupts or cowards to do anything, it doesn't help that working is almost seen as useless because the salary is almost wasted only in food, you can't even buy a house or a car here (you need to work for almost 100 years to get a apartment, a tiny one)

The bad side of it, is that there is a high probability that you are going not going to die of natural causes
 

autisticdragonkin

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Here is more because is more profitable in the long run and the police are to dipshits, corrupts or cowards to do anything, it doesn't help that working is almost seen as useless because the salary is almost wasted only in food, you can't even buy a house or a car here (you need to work for almost 100 years to get a apartment, a tiny one)

The bad side of it, is that there is a high probability that you are going not going to die of natural causes
Are you saying that Juvenile Delinquency is a good idea in the long run in Venezuela or are you saying that giving lesser sentences to Juvenile Delinquents is better in the long run
 

Cubanodun

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Are you saying that Juvenile Delinquency is a good idea in the long run in Venezuela or are you saying that giving lesser sentences to Juvenile Delinquents is better in the long run

Nah they have to be prosecuted like adults and given full sentences, that if you even manage to get a case
 

AnOminous

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It depends on what they did for the sentencing some people should never be let out:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Boyd_Malvo

What sentence you get depends on what you get tried as. If you get tried as a juvenile the max sentence is going to end when you're 18.

So whether or not you're tried as an adult in the first place, and thus, which kind of court tries you, is going to determine the upper limits of your sentence. In adult court, there will be mandatory minimums for things like murder.