Running head: JUVENILE JUSTICE
This case involves a 10-year girl old who is found guilty of the death of an infant. The
girl dropped a six month old infant and when the baby started crying, she panicked and hit the
baby by stomping her head which led to her death. This is a murder case, a serious crime. The
girl is considered to have trauma problems. It is considered to be a tragic event since there are
very rare cases of children at that age committing homicide. When such cases happen, they hit
communities real hard and it starts believing that bad children exist. The country is taking
measures to see how juvenile cases are ruled out.
The judge presiding the case, Wisconsin, concluded that the girl should be charged as an
adult. This has questioned the criminal justice for Juveniles in the country. Despite having
trauma issues, the girl is still treated like an adult and the state kept on charging her. The recent
judge who heard the case argued that the girl was not compatible for trial until she was exposed
to a more stable environment. Lipsey, (2010) argues that, the best way to deal with Juvenile
justice is to provide prevention and care treatment to be able to save children rather than ignoring
them or misapplying the concepts.
I feel that juvenile courts and juvenile corrections are not adeq...
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