The story regarding then seventeen year old Christopher Simmons is awful and I do not understand why people would abuse and torture people in the manner in which he did. According to the article, he had it in his mind that he just wanted to kill someone and it happened to be someone that he had prior contact with. No matter what state of mind he and the other juveniles were in, there was no excuse to treat Mrs. Crook the way that they did and murder her by throwing her off a bridge.
Why should teen felons get to spend their jail time in juvenile detention centers for committing the same crimes as adults? In today’s world, teens are increasingly committing violent crimes and being put in juvenile detention centers. Teens need to be tried as adults because it helps to bring justice to families of victims, and it also teaches the teens accountability. Charging teens as adults will also help reduce crime in the United States. Although many people feel that teens should not be given severe punishments because they are immature and innocent, they have not considered the problem teens are creating by committing these crimes..
The nervous system is the most sufferer organ being principal target of number of metals. The alkyl derivatives of certain metals such as lead, mercury and tin are specially neuro-toxic.22 The symptoms associated with acute lead exposure often involves rapid onset of nausea, headaches, cognitive changes, and emotional disruptions. In chronic exposure, fatigue, decreased processing speed, fine and gross motor deficits, and generally decreased cognitive functioning, neuro-degeneration and psychiatric manifestations like increased depression, anxiety, and irritability are more prevalent.23 It has been observed that immature organisms are particularly susceptible to the adverse neurological effects of chronic lead exposure.
In the “Marijuana: A Continuing Concern for Pediatricians” article the author points out the fact that marijuana is in fact “an addictive, mind-altering drug capable of inducing dependency” (Marijuana: A Continuing Concern). After some research this statement has been clearly supported. According to the author of “Marijuana: Breaking Down the Buzz” being under the influence of the drug has led to very poor decisions. Some of the poor decisions teenagers make while being under the influence include; people not completing high school, having failing grades if they are still in school, and doing reckless things while behind the wheel of a vehicle.
The government, the society, and the world has the idea of adulthood all wrong. Adulthood is a concept that never comes to an end, we constantly grow, but there is a time where adulthood begins. It is not when you can vote, smoke, drink, and enter the war. Adulthood begins when you can comprehend the interconnectedness of the universe and a being's place in it. It is the capability to appreciate the difference between rational and emotional, and knowing how to control each.
The concept of egocentrism during adolescence along with the challenges experienced Adolescents often believe that others are always observing and evaluating them all the time (). This type of behaviour leads to adolescence feeling self-conscious around people and they worry about the way the look when they go out to certain places, labelled the imaginary audience and personal fable (). These two concepts are features on the development of adolescence and explanation of self-awareness and risk-taking. The purpose of this paper is to describe in in greater detail the definition and nature of egocentrism in adolescence. In particular the discussion of with a brief review of physical changes adolescence goes through along with the relationships
America’s criminal justice system need to make a change. We are constantly wasting millions of dollars on prison cells that won’t even be needed if they gave citizens who broke the law quick and easy punishments. In our society today many youths are being sentenced harsh punishments due to petty crimes, these harsh punishments include five or more years in prisons. Our criminal justice system is just plain corrupted and unreasonable. Judges show give fast punishments which are less severe to citizens who has broke small laws.
Teens in particular, should not be convicted life sentences. This is because the teen may have not known what they were doing. “Children are not adults”(Ferriss) that statement is saying that children should not be sentenced like adults. That is correct because when it comes down to the science a teen does not know right from wrong yet so they should not be sentenced for life. “The rational part of a teen’s brain isn’t fully developed and won’t be until age 25 or so”(Sather and Shelat).
‘Life has many ways of testing a person’s will. Either by having nothing happen at all, or by having everything happen at once.’ Is QLC a Necessary Part of Evolution into Adulthood? As far back as the 1960s, renowned psychologist Erik Erikson proposed a psychosocial theory, known as theory of the lifespan which noted that a crisis occurs at the commencement of early adulthood. The crisis here is unique in the sense that it is termed to be a developmental crisis; characterized by the challenges of adult ‘intimacy’, i.e. difficulties with social embeddedness in relationships, roles and organizations (Erikson, 1980).
Adults push young people towards responsibility and fairness; trust in put upon adolescents to raise the economy and continue living with society’s morals for the sake of past and future generations. But then why does America lean towards harsh punishment without question when a minor commits a mistake? In the 1980s the U.S. experienced an increasing rate of adolescent committed crimes which led the justices on the Supreme Court to formulate difficult decisions on how to charge juvenile felons. The results was an increase in punishment, which led figures to see minors as adults in court and be sentenced with life without parole for heinous crimes like the taking of a human life-a crime that was punished with life without parole. However,