shafnutz05 wrote:I kind of agree, but I also think we need to do away with the juvenile justice system, or at least massively reform it. I'm sorry, by the time you are 12 years old, you are fully capable of telling right from wrong and obeying the law.
Sort of. They know right from wrong but their brains aren't fully developed and they can't think about the consequences of their actions. That's why teens take so many dangerous risks - they don't think about the possibility of getting hurt and the potential outcomes.
I don't think throwing 12-16 years old in prison or jail with adult criminals would solve anything. You may as well kill them because if they get thrown into that environment, their chances of ever getting out and becoming functioning members of society after being mentored/raped/beaten by adults for a few years is pretty much zero.