It is often argued that juveniles should be tried and treated as adults. In this contemporary world there are many criminal activities that were committed not only by the adults, but also by the youngsters. Today in this essay we will discuss about the pros and cons of whether juveniles should be tried and treated as adults.
Now a days, we can frequently hear that many teenagers are now getting involved in criminal activities. For example, in the disputed region of India, i.e., Kashmir, which is governed by both Pakistan and India, a rising number of young locals have joined militancy. As they are young, they lack maturity and they easily get motivated by some negative peer pressure, which in turn forges them to end up with any kind of illegal activities, like murder, rape, suicide attack, and many more. Thus, in order to make the juveniles think twice before committing such perilous activities, they should be treated as adults, as such activities are costing many lives.
Moreover, many people think that youths those who are involved in any kind of illegal activities shouldn’t be treated as adults as they are immature enough and gets easily motivated to commit any criminal activities. For example, there are numerous studies which states that the criminal activities haven’t decreased with the juveniles when they were sent to any rehabilitation center, rather it is found that as they are young, after a certain period of time they fail to hold themselves and they often ends up doing such nightmarish activities. Hence, despite of sending them to any rehabilitation center, which will make them more positive from inside to outside, the law should be same for anyone who executes any unlawful activities.
Therefore to recapitulate, juveniles should be tried and treated as