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Email "He's lost … his future is gone. Some say those words also apply to Lionel Tate, 14, who has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the wrestling death of his 6-year-old playmate.
Under Florida law, Tate faced a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole for his conviction on first-degree murder charges. Both Tate, who was 12 when he killed 6-year-old Tiffany Eunick, and Williams, who faces an adult trial under California's Proposition 21, are being punished under strong laws designed to deter other juveniles from committing similar crimes.
However, critics find reasons in both these cases to question the appropriateness of such laws, and whether they have any impact on children. What the laws have done is substitute a broad statement of policy for individualized justice. Tate was tried as an adult under a Florida statute that gives prosecutors discretion as to whether to charge juveniles as adults.
Florida is one of 15 states that grant prosecutors this power. While a report by the Justice Department last year said that juvenile murder arrests had reached a year low, falling 68 percent between andsome critics pointed to a study by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention that found Florida still had the second-highest overall violent crime rate among juveniles in the country — a rate that is 48 percent higher than the rest of the country.
Critics say this, and Tate's imminent sentence, show that laws such as Florida's need to be reconsidered.
One expert says the approach to juvenile justice must change. Despite the seriousness of school shootings and homicide, juvenile offenders are not little adult criminals. They're kids and that's what makes them kids.
I don't think any of the people in the school shootings weighed costs and benefits before they did what they did, and they had plenty of time to think about it. I don't think anything was going to deter them. The fact that juveniles are continuing to commit certain crimes ignores the point of these laws, they say.
Before, if a juvenile killed someone, the worst punishment he would face is incarceration in a youth facility until he was After that he could go on with the rest of his life and his criminal record would remain sealed.
Meanwhile, the victim is still dead … well, we didn't think that was right.
He said it formalizes the rehabilitation and probation process, requiring juveniles to participate in rehab programs, giving juvenile probation the same standards as adult probation. And he noted that Proposition 21 is not a blanket measure that covers all juvenile offenders — it focuses on violent offenders.
Reaching Out And Not Giving Up However, some say they are not ready to protect the public by trying the Santana High School shooting suspect as an adult, despite the charges against him. They should not be judged by the same standards as the most hardened criminals because the circumstances surrounding their alleged crimes are different.
Despite his opposing views on how to combat juvenile crime, Ross pointed out that something must be done to stop children from getting to the point where they feel the need to start shooting people at their schools or go on violent crime sprees.- Hate Crime in the United States of America THESIS: In this research paper, information will be given on hate crime in the United States of America.
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