Augusten, a teenager, tells the story of his adolescence. Living with his mentally ill mother, Deirdre and an alcoholic dad, Norman, Augusten faces different kind of challenges. Despite the doctor 's extensive treatment, Augusten 's mother does not gain the mental stability that she seeks. Eventually, the stress of raising a teenage boy becomes too much for her. His life takes an unexpected turn after his mother gives him away to her unorthodox therapist without any warning.
In today's society there are more kids committing horrible crimes that people see as a crime that only an adult can commit due to the age difference. Whether it may seem as if it's just a kid being a kid there are many factors that take play into the reasoning of the kids actions like not fully developed, mentally ill, family abandonment, easily influenced, not raised right or not a stable home. I believe that children should not be prosecuted as adults for many reasonable reasons considering more than the way they are portrayed. Youths are often taking after others without them realizing if that person does the right thing or not, not even thinking about what the consequences may be. Therefore, a child should not take full fault of the actions
All classes of civilizations contain the cruel factor as sexual child abuse. A child is exploited when they are persuaded to involve in sexual activities. Usually the child may not understand that what is happening to his/her come under abuse. They may not even think that it is wrong. Individuals that are enable to develop a trusting relationship with children and their families, found criminal of this illegal as step parents, uncles, grandparents, siblings, friends of the family, and other members of the community.
The evidence for him being an interpersonal psychopath is when he acted superficially to most of the people, and didn’t show most of his inner feelings. He didn’t control anything or pathologically had lied to people, so he didn’t show many characteristics from interpersonal. He is certainly not an affective psychopath or psychotic person because he attended not to feel any guilt against the victims. He also didn’t fail to feel responsibility even once in his life. It is because, he never thought about responsibility.
On this side of the argument, many people believe that children are not responsible for the action they been thow. Often children have no say whether they agree or not! They been brainwashed through the use of drugs and alcohol. All of that alcohol and drugs made the children more compliant enabling them to commit atrocities, which they would never have before. Besides, many children join with carefully not thinking and through about their decision.
As well as their parents resulted in criminalization of young individuals and families. Solomon, 2007) has also criticise this and argued that the majority of these family are from lower socio-economic background. The imposition of the ASBO on young people were also criticise because many younger offender had to wear tagging in school or in the community. Whereby they often becomes victims of violence themselves as well as been stigmatised. Some 40% of ASBO have been imposed on younger children ten to seventeen which many received breached, while Youth justice (2004) also highlighted that the Parenting Orders have been successful in influence parents and their children whereby parenting programs have brought about respect reference have also discuss that parent Orders have disrupts the life of many young people and their families and not allowed normal protection.
Diane Downs, on the other hand, was a notorious sociopath who displayed sociopathic behaviors such as: she was socially awkward and would do anything she had to get what she wants no matter what it would cost her (Peterson, 2000). Psychopaths The psychopathic population have antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). ASPD is a disorder that cannot be cured, but treatment is recommended to help maintain and control their disorder (Grohol, 1995). Some or most signs of ASPD are usually seen in early childhood, however, the cannot be properly diagnosed until the late teenage or early adult years (Grohol, 1995).
“… some therapists convinced patients they had been molested or abused as children because of hypnotically induced memories, which often had no evidence to support them. As a result, many innocent people were wrongly accused of abuse in hundreds of court cases” (Smith). Memories can be highly suggestable, so the use of hypnosis with memory is never going to be an exact science. If, for example, one is under hypnosis and is asked a leading question about a memory, fictional or not, their memories may become altered to fit the scenario described. People are often unsettlingly confident in these hypnotically-induced memories (Lilienfeld et al.
Physically punishing children can affect the child in the long term rather than short term, which is why many parents that physically punish their kids do not think that it is unethical. The long term affects to the children’s mental health is alarming as Time magazine stated that “The risk of depression alone was 1.4 times greater, which was the same rate for anxiety” (Rochman, 2012) also some of the other mental illnesses that are correlated with the use of physical punishment are mood and anxiety disorders, substance/alcohol abuse which can all hinder the lives of children maturing. Corporal punishment also imbeds anger into the child making them exhibit aggressive behaviors towards others in the article the case against spanking “researchers interviewed parents and children age 3 to 7 from more than 100 families. Children who were physically punished were more likely to endorse hitting as a means of resolving their conflicts with peers and siblings” (Smith, 2012, Pg. 60) this only proves that children will inherit their parent’s aggressive attitudes.
I believe why he writes “why” several times is because inside he has much anger and questions why he failed in life. This could have been a method to cover his tracks and later tell the judge being guilty of insanity. After reviewing his mental health history. He’s parents took him to a “school counselor in hopes to help his son with his social communication” (“James Holmes”,2018). Homes was a shy child but got angry at his mother for moving him at a young age.