Answer to Question #173452 in English for rtdir

Question #173452

Read the Los Angeles Times article “Teen may face charge in fatal crash

.” Write a response to the question: should the teenager in this case be charged as an adult, as a juvenile, or not charged at all (meaning he should not go to trial and instead should be given alternatives to incarceration).

Your answer must address the following:

1. The teen’s age (and what we know about teenage brain development)

2. The consequences of his actions (is there a victim, what happened to them)

3. The race/ethnicity and socio-economic status of both parties (the teen and the victim)

4. Your thoughts/feelings/beliefs on whether or not you feel incarceration works, doesn’t work, should only be used in extreme cases (if so, does this count as an extreme case), etc.

Expert's answer

Yes, the teenager should be charged as an adult .His high speed driving claimed a woman's life in L.A. Monique Munoz aged 32, lost her life instantly when a Lamborghini driving at a high speed slammed into her vehicle at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Overland

avenue. The 17-year old driver of the Lamborghini, was also hospitalized with non-life -threatening injuries. The teenage son belonged to a wealthy L.A entrepreneur whereas the victim woman was just an ordinary American who lived an average life. Thus activist community, and relatives came in handy to protest to seek for the justice of the victim. Further, incarceration does not appear working since research has shown that punishing juveniles by trying them in the adult courts has not been effective.

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