- 2017年05月10日11:09 来源：小站整理
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Young people who commit serious crimes, such as a robbery or a violent attack should be punished in the same way as adults. To what extent do you agree or disagree?青少年犯了重罪，比如抢劫，暴力袭击，应该像成年人一样被惩罚，你的观点?
Juvenile delinquency is becoming increasingly common in many countries and how to prevent it has long been a topic of debate. In my opinion, young criminals should be punished by law, but their age and the root cause of this problem should also be considered.
It is customary practice in many parts of the world to treat juvenile delinquents differently from adult criminals. This is because the society is more lenient with young people who make mistakes. Adolescence is a special period, in which young people tend to lack self-control and the ability to judge right from wrong. When they grow up to adults, many of them would come to realize how silly they were and then become law- abiding citizens. Therefore, it i' reasonable to mitigate the punishment when dealing with young criminals, since their damage to the society is not as serious as that of adult criminals.
In addition, if we look into the underlying causes of juvenile delinquency, it is the family and social environment that should be primarily responsible for this problem. In many families, parents are too busy to supervise children's growth, or their permissiveness encourages children's wrong behavior. TV _programs and video games inundated with violence also contribute to the increasing youth crimes. With these factors taken into consideration, it seems unjustified to treat young criminals in the same way as adults.
Overall, young offenders should be punished by law, particularly when their crimes pose a threat to the security of the society. However, the minors' rights need to be protected and the punishment on them should be different from that on adults.(268 words)