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Should young people be able to have adult sentences?
 


Posts: 1 | Posted: 11:18 AM on October 1, 2003 | IP
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Depending on how serious the crime is.
 


Posts: 0 | Posted: 6:51 PM on October 28, 2003 | IP
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[b]I believe childeren who ar 14 and older who commit malicious crimes should be tried as adults


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Posts: 1 | Posted: 12:46 PM on September 2, 2004 | IP
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I'd have to say that it should be completely dependent upon the seriousness and ferocity of the crime. Obviously, if it can be proven that the child knew what they were doing and knew it was wrong, then they should be tried as an adult.
 


Posts: 292 | Posted: 05:49 AM on April 16, 2005 | IP
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I believe that a child at the age of 14 should be tried as an adult.  
 


Posts: 1 | Posted: 8:04 PM on April 28, 2005 | IP
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Even at 14 a child is still a child, they may know it was wrong, but in genral most 13 year old know right from wrong as well as any 14 year old, so they should still be tried as a child, however sentencing is completely differnt from how they are tried and obviously the size of sentence depends on how bad the crime was. Even at 14 and older a child may know what they do is wrong but not fully realise the concequences and thus shouldn't be tried as an adult


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Posts: 301 | Posted: 8:12 PM on April 28, 2005 | IP
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However in addition is a long sentence really the way forward, teaching would be a better way forward especialy with a child. However a crime is a crime and the child should still be punished other wise we would loose a major deterant in the criminal system.


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Posts: 301 | Posted: 8:14 PM on April 28, 2005 | IP
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I dont know if they should be tried as adults or as children. i mean, they are children, no debate there right... if we try them as children, and make the sentences available to judges/jury's more inclusive, then we could make examples of some terribly behaving kids. I remember a lot of people who committed crimes with no concern for the punishment because unless they killed somebody, their record got wiped clean...

most importantly i think we should get rid of this clean slate business. if a kid commits a crime at 13,  and 16 years of age, why an employer shouldn't be able to find that out im not quite sure. I have a friend who knew exactly what he was doing and involved in during his adolescence, stopped when he was 18 (never got caught) and now he's a COP.... he wouldn't have been so liikely to foster this bad behaviour if he knew he'd be stuck with a record...

maybe the laws are different where you guys are from. Canada loves young criminals, im tellin' ya



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Posts: 95 | Posted: 11:07 PM on April 28, 2005 | IP
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responding to the original question:

they should most definately be ABLE to have those types of sentences... not all the time, but at least have those sentences available




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Posts: 95 | Posted: 11:08 PM on April 28, 2005 | IP
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Posts: 2 | Posted: 6:33 PM on February 7, 2006 | IP
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I think that trying them as an adult AND wiping their slate clean should be dependant upon the crime.  If some 14 year old tries to swipe some Eminem CD (which they may think is cool now, but some day it may turn out like all the people who refuse to admit they ever owned NKOTB, Hanson, or MC Hammer) then it should obviously be treated as childish and if they keep their nose clean then feel free to wipe it off their record when they turn 18.  On the other hand, if some idiot wants to get in a gang and offs somebody since it'll be wiped out in a few years and they are only getting Crimintal Training Schoo..., er I mean, Juvie, then forget about it.  Throw the book at them and leave it on their record.  Two cents.


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