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  • It seems rather strange and phoney to me that we have laws regarding people under 18 that provide lighter penalties for the same crimes committed by people over 18. I think that all serious violent crimes should have one standard, regardless of minor status. Here is a news story to consider; https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/12-year-old-14-year-old-engage-in-shootout-with-florida-deputies-after-home-break-in/ar-AAKDk8a?ocid=msedgntp
    • DancesWithWolves
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  • I think so. they know the difference between good and evil. some of these juveniles are serial killers caught early. they need to put away for the sake of society.
    • DancesWithWolves
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  • most normal juveniles know exactly what they are doing, kids even at age 5 know right from wrong ..those that commit violent crime need same jail time as adults ..but dont lock them up with the adults
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks for your input :)
  • I think that depends on intent. Grimm's Fairy Tales includes a really interesting tale addressing this. A boy - a butcher's son - was playing in the streets with the other boys. Suddenly he leapt on a prone boy, pulled his head up by the hair and slit his throat. Of course, the victim died. In court, the defense argued that the boy was just playing at his father's trade and was too young to understand the concept of "murder". The judge decided upon a sort of "trick" to see if the boy was innocent or not. He held out to the boy a German gold Mark in one hand and a ripe apple in the other and said, "Boy, you can have one of these two things. Which do you want?" The boy quickly and unhesitatingly snatched the apple. The judge ruled that the boy was innocent.
    • DancesWithWolves
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  • Yes. Most career criminals start as kids, get pretty much a free pass til age eighteen, then continue on.
    • DancesWithWolves
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  • No. They're not adults. There is a reason for juveniles to be treated differently than adults. Their brains have not fully developed. And they have many more formative years for correction to take place. These are the criminals that are most likely to be able to be rehabilitated. Especially with new medical and psychiatric advances being made all the time. However, they should be separated from society as long as they are a danger to themselves or others.
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks for sharing with me well appreciated :)
    • Franco333
      https://info.mstservices.com/blog/juvenile-recidivism-rates https://online.pointpark.edu/criminal-justice/juvenile-recidivism/

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