Underage criminals to recieve punishment fitting to the crime committed in Australia

Underage criminals to recieve punishment fitting to the crime committed in Australia

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Jane Vino started this petition to Scott Morrison (Prime Minister of Australia) and

This purpose of this petition is to reduce and in all hopes eradicate the senseless violent crimes being committed by the youth in Australia . 
It’s a known fact that in Australia , children under legal age are looked over by our legal system , once upon a time that was ok due to the nature of crimes they took place in , petty crimes such as theft , affray, public nuisance etc . What we have now is children abusing the law, with gang violence on the rise , aggravated robbery and assault and becoming more common is greviously bodily harm and even murder . 
The crimes have worsened dramatically in nature  and yet the punishment has basically remained the same. It’s come down to the basis of which judge you get on the day that entails the Russian roulette of what punishment may be deemed fitting . 
We have children as young as 13 committing murder or being accomplice to it and getting a simple affray charge and bail yet have juveniles in detention centres serving up to 3 years on robbery or grand theft auto charges , even having some continue time into adult prison over assault charges .
We have a 33 to every 10,000 juveniles in detention centres being indigenous as opposed to the 2 to every 10,000 non indigenous in detention centres , crimes varying from theft to illicit drug possession, how does this system serve youth if there is obviously a racial bias at play here . What lesson is being taught if you’re indigenous and commit petty crimes and find yourself sitting in a detention centre most of your youth and yet have non indigenous Juveniles committing the same or worse and getting to walk out of court with family under ‘strict bail conditions’ .
 How can our criminal system for minors be so mismanaged to the point where auto theft or profiting from drugs is more of a concern than the taking of a life . How is it that ethnicity tends to play a role in how a case gets handled but it’s the elephant in the room that no one wants to point out, how is it that ethnicity , judicial discretion and even financial status also impact the urgency of a matter and the standard of punishment handed out . 
Once a child is standing in a children’s court facing judgement we are already 10 steps behind in fixing the problem, because whatever it is something has failed them whether it’s a personal , social or racial issue , they’re now in a situation that’s placed them in the system. 
Take what’s happening in Melbourne at the moment , gang violence amongst youth is at an all time high , 3 people including a 15 were killed in the space of 2 weeks due to gang violence and the charges all vary from affray , disorderly conduct and then we have murder for 2 out of 3 of those cases . Three cases all nearly exact in the attack and the victims being unarmed and yet differing in punishment. What message is that sending the youth that ambushed and killed 15 year old Solo if they walk out with strict bail conditions and charges of affray . It serves nothing in the cause of retribution. It doesn’t serve as a deterrent cause they have not felt the weight of the justice system. What message does that send the victims family , if punishment varies so much and their child was overlooked in that instance . 
How do we address and solve the issue of our juvenile detention centres having 58% aboriginal youth when only 5% of aboriginals make up the population of youth in Australia. 
It’s easy to overlook these statistics and these cases but how many one in every so many are we going to miss and overlook before that number adds up and makes a majority instead of a minority.

If the justice system then doesn’t act accordingly and apply the correct punishment to deter future repetition but also sets a fair standard for crimes of a lesser harmful nature then these very children standing in children’s courts at whatever level they are at develop that that law breaking nature and find themselves in adult courts facing judgement over worse and more advance crimes leading to overcrowding in our prisons simply because the deterrent wasn’t sufficient enough to pull this youth back onto the straight and narrow or on the other hand with such a fluctuating system that has no proper standard to fit a specific crime or a specific level of crime you have a system that cripples the potential personal development and rehabilitation of a juvenile attempting to reestablish them into society and correcting their ways or changing their path. 
There needs to be more done in the juvenile justice system because this is the generation of tomorrow , they then create the generation to follow them and if we are reaching a stage of unruliness amongst these youth , if we have a system that has no set standard to match each crime to specific punishment in a world that tells us to teach our young then what hope do we have for the generations to come if no one is willing to stand up and set the standard they should adhere to in our justice system  

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