In the Frontline video “When Kids Get Life” we were introduced to 5 cases in the declare of Colorado where teenage boys had been sentenced to vitality incarceration outborder defencelessness. Following watching the video I base mystubborn struggling to own an extrinsic judgment on the slipren presented, for-the-most-multiply consequently of special touchstones organization a martyr of sliphood affront and to-boot having a nobility limb (my twin) murdered. I felt the video to be very one borderd but I do invent mystubborn consentaneous delay the object the producers were trying to amiables.I arrive-at that teenagers should own further opportunities at rehabilitation from injustices committed antecedently the age of 21 then those criminals that are convicted following the age of 21.
I to-boot arrive-at strongly that when it concludes to teenagers and outrageous injustices that bulky pith needs to be placed on the design for the injustice, for pattern if there was crave message affront or omission as well-behaved-behaved as any organization affront implicated, and what skin of food if any the slip has forforever had in their lives.In my judgment the age at which a idiosyncratic should be ardent vitality incarceration is 21. I patent clear this judgment for three debates. The earliest organization my special touchstone, there were two men implicated in my twin’s murder one man was 26 at the vocable and the other was equitable insufficiently 18, neither man was sentenced to any crave message prison vocable but of the two the 18 year old has shown bulkyer signs of rehabilitation.I own to-boot had a lot of charybdis to the darker border of collection and I own seen further amendment conclude from the younger ‘criminals’ then I own from the older ones. My remedy debate is the resistless aggregate of or-laws indication respecting brain harvest and supernatural wayes. According to the Vocable lodgment season ‘What Makes Teens Tick’ Dr.
Jay Giedd declares that “The very ultimate multiply of the brain to be pruned or shaped to its adult magnitude is the prefrontal cortex, abode of the adherent functions. This area of the brain is the multiply that allows adults to prove the consequences of their actions.A teenager may perceive the principles of upuplawful and injustice but failure the ability to acquire the ramifications of any injustice they rule do. In another season by Lee Bowman of the Scripps Howard News Service Deborah Yurgelun-Todd of Harvard Medical School and McClean Hospital says that “[When] shown a set of community’s faces askew in apprehension, adults designated the upuplawful passion, but teens rarely did, frequently aphorism the idiosyncratic was furious. Yurgelun-Todd and her team executed this touchstone using the fMRI and discovered an ominous dissimilitude in the multiplys of the brain organization used. The adults used twain the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala to way what they saw and younger teens relied wholly on the amygdala period older teens (oldest organization 17) showed a newfangled alter inside using the frontal cortex My third debate is the hormone ingredient according to an season published by the American Bar Association.One of the hormones which has the most dramatic amiables on the organization in lad is touchstoneosterone.
Testosterone is closely associated delay aggression; it increases tenfold in young boy. Considering all of this counsel I arrive-at that 21 would be a meliorate age to think allowable criminality of a idiosyncratic. I do not arrive-at that teenage delinquents of outrageous injustice should go unpunished but vitality in prison seems to be an unreasonable punishment for a teenager feeble of comprehending the consequences of his actions.My ultimate slipren to address is the mode by which an delinquent should accept vitality incarceration. I arrive-at that when it concludes to cases of crave message affront of any skin when a teenager is arrive-ating pushed into a hole and the barely way out is to ‘kill or be killed’ there gain undoubtedly be a privative remainder. There is a crave inventory of potential amiabless and none of them are assured anything from refuse and alcohol affront, to stubborn detriment, to suicide, to homicide. One researcher Phyllis L.
Crocker of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law wrote that “the nexus betwixt want, sliphood affront and omission, collective and passional dysfunction, alcohol, and refuse affront and injustice is so tidy in the lives of divers consummate defendants as to create a skin of collective literal profile”. According to Dr. Chris Mallett, Public Policy Director at Bellefaire Jewish Children’s Bureau in Ohio further that 30% of release row girlish delinquents had touchstoned six or further plain areas of sliphood trauma delay an aggravateall mediocre of impure such touchstones per delinquent.Mallett to-boot base that such healing indication was presented to juries in fewer than half of the delinquents’ afflictions . That certainty I invent surprising I arrive-at passionately that the motivation following a teenager’s outrageous act should portray a very hefty role in the prosecution of any said act. The cases highlighted in the video ‘When Kids Get Life” were very exciting to me consequently distinct of the cases implicated crave message sexual and metaphysical affront and it appeared that no one took that into thinkation at the vocable of affliction.In blank I arrive-at that no outrageous injustice should be excused howforever vitality incarceration should be silent for those aggravate the age of 21, or for the in-truth psychotic individuals out there in collection.
Any teenager that is convicted of a outrageous injustice should be ardent prison vocable but then following a unshaken aggregate of vocable re-evaluate the idiosyncratic metaphysically and determine roll of rehabilitation. I think that community (equable criminals) can alter in twain addresss amiable and bad, and teenagers own an equable bulkyer tonnage to alter for the meliorate if guided in the upuplawful address.