TRY: (Law). to examine and determine judicially, as a cause; determine judicially the guilt or innocence of (a person) (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tried)
Kids nowadays are being charged left, right and, center for things that I did when I was a child/teenager. Minor stupid kiddish things, it is not right. People have no authority anymore, no empowerment, only the police and, military so kids lose as result.
Trying a kid, someone under eighteen years of age is a serious matter. This depends on the severity of the charge(s).
I believe most children who grow up in a well managed home where they were treated with civility, and are taught basic skills to live; manners, respect, including right from wrong are likely to not get involved innocently, but do not think the actions through. They should not have their lives ruined for a mistake.
I believe most children, who grow up in a less than well managed home where they did not get treated with civility, learn manners, respect, possibly learned wrong instead of right, are likely to get involved detrimentally to reach out or show pain. Like the children above do not think the actions through, (this is the common thread that has no class boundaries). These children have already towed the line getting to this point in their short life/lives and, should not have their lives ruined, but reignited.
They should all go to a juvenile hall so they do not get mistreated by criminal adults least physically abused by people who are in jail for molesting children. If a court deems an adult sentencing, that is fine. However, I believe all children tried and convicted should be sent to juvenile hall without parole and, upon turning twenty-one get transferred to an adult prison. That is only fair to childhood, or what is left of protecting it. So any convicted kid has a shot at being a successful law abiding adult.
p.s. In addition kid convicts should receive psychiatric profiling, and therapies.
My life and clarification from: dictionary.reference.com/browse/tried
· 1 decade ago