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children being charged as adults

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/13/2013 Category: News
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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kimmi

Con

I say no because it doesn't mattr what that child did it is no right to charge them as if they were an adult because they are not
STALIN

Pro

A child is defined as "a person 14 years and under. A 'child' should be distinguished from a 'minor' who is anyone under 18 in almost all states."
http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com...

Children are always angry when parents treat them like babies when the parents say "no going outside when it is dark."

Crimes:

Even a 5-year-old is old enough to understand that stealing and murder are crimes. If a child is not taught a lesson when he is small, then he might do it again later.
Debate Round No. 1
kimmi

Con

I still believe that a child is a child and i know that if they were to something bad they need to be punished but not sent to prison at the age of five or six it is not human like
STALIN

Pro

Well history would disagree with that. 100 years ago, a child could be hanged for stealing. Even today, in some countries children are considered adults at 12 and are given the same punishments that would be given to an adult. The world is not fair, different societies had/have different ways to deal with crimes, small or large.
Debate Round No. 2
kimmi

Con

I mean if someone at the age of being close to an adult i will not be aginst but when it comes to little kids in the 6-1 age groups they have no right being charged as a adult they dont know any better
STALIN

Pro

Perhaps, but life isn't fair. Children can be charged as adults since children are capable of committing the same crimes as adults. It is normal.

Little children ages 1-6 are not really capable of committing a crime. However at age 14...

So kids should be tried as adults since they can commit the same crimes as adults.
Debate Round No. 3
kimmi

Con

I said nothing of it not being fair so stop putting that in here and i know life is not fair and any child shouldnt be charge as an adult
STALIN

Pro

People who are old enough to commit a crime are old enough to be charged with the crime they committed. It does not matter if the person who committed the crime is 10 or 14 or 50 or black or white. All that matters is that the crime was committed and the person who committed the crime must be punished according to the law [1].

http://www.merriam-webster.com...
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by UnKarmafied 3 years ago
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The Con, i agree with your position but you are terrible at debating. You spoke in incomplete sentences, you barely wrote anything, and for you last round you simply said "hey that's not cool" and that's it. you are really bad at this, look into other debates on this website to see how its done.
Posted by STALIN 3 years ago
STALIN
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Posted by kimmi 3 years ago
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