Draft Paper In the documentary film, “Kids for Cash”, Robert May shows his audience the horrors of the Luzerne County justice system. He uses imagery, appeals to logos and pathos, personal experiences and anecdotes to support his claim. Robert May made this documentary to show the world that the government needs to make sure that even minors have a fair trial and justice before being incarcerated. In a scandal, named “Kids for Cash” by the press and reporters, Judge Ciavarella sentenced thousands of kids to two private juvenile facilities for payment. After the briefest of hearings, - the average length was four minutes – the kids were dispatched to the detention centers in which the judges had financial interests (source 4, page 2).
Imagine you try and steal a woman’s bag in the middle of the night, but you get caught. 1 hour later, your walk out of the woman’s house with $10 in your hand and a respect for all people. In the story “Thank You Ma’am” by Langston Hughes, this is exactly what happens. A boy gets caught stealing a woman’s purse. You would think the woman would take the boy to jail, but instead, she teaches him a lesson and he leaves with a new attitude about life.
Every now and then, adolescents move off the straight and narrow path of prosperity; leading them to run against the law instead of with it. It is important to help these children get back on the right track, and start moving towards a more productive life. This is the main goal of juvenile probation in the United States. The juvenile probation system has developed with the evolution of the juvenile justice and court system in America; as a way to separate young lawbreakers from adult criminals. As some sort of feedback to the harshness of the criminal law system during the 1800s was the effort to keep young lawbreakers out of institutions.
In the country Thailand, criminals abduct children and force them into the illegal prostitution business. China is another country where they kidnap women and force them into slavery or the sex trade. Human trafficking isn’t just used for sexual purposes, though. In India, children are taken and forced into slavery; the same thing happens in Bangladesh. Globally, there are about 21 million people forced into labour, and 4.5 million women and children are used for forced sexual crimes or prostitution.
Non offending mother and father not most effective ought to assist their youngsters get over maltreatment, but additionally need to address their personal complicity in permitting the maltreatment to arise, or in failing to apprehend the signs and symptoms of abuse of their children. The presence of toddler abuses and neglect in a network reflects attitudes about toddler rearing, punishment, and popularity of violence as a solution to issues.” (pop center.org) ultimately, because many types of child maltreatment are crimes, and due to the fact the effects of infant abuse and overlook consist of delinquency, substance abuse, and violence, efforts to lessen the prevalence of toddler abuse and neglect are important to lengthy-term public health and public protection efforts
This changing environment is to be noted carefully and interpreted correctly because theories, beliefs, and values have an expiry date which are replaced by new ones as time progresses and external influences makes imposition of new values on the interpreter (Stams et al., 2006). Moral panic as a theory consists of numerous and endless interpretation but the broad ones are about the realisation of the juveniles being a moral threat to society and they must be avoided at minimum costs. This behaviour is being shaped by society, along with the contribution of mass media, sociologists, and politicians who highlight issues and makes them a priority to be addressed (Green, 2003). The policy analyst needs to address these broader issues first so as to reach the core of treating the idea of moral panic and instilling new policies that justifies its negligible importance and more on restoration measures of such juvenile
The teen is able to pitch in on different prices of items. The author gave counterclaims for the people who don’t believe teens should have jobs. In paragraph one the author states, “Sure, kids can learn about personal finance from earning an allowance, but that’s small potatoes.” Having counterclaims in an argumentative essay helps the reader know you are passionate about what you wrote. The counterclaims are effective because, it gives the reader a chance to think about the bad things of the claim. The author is then able to bring you back onto his/her
Crime and Controversy: Does dropping out of school promote or reduce Delinquency? Overview Delinquency among adolescents and young adults is an important social problem (Shoemaker, 2013). Debate continues to rage on whether school dropout promotes or reduces delinquency. Some argue that it contributes to crime while others are of the opposing opinion that school dropout discourages delinquency. Through this post, I argue that school dropout facilitates delinquency.
Even though the kids ages eight and eighteen are training, fighting, and carry very powerful guns that could cause destruction. The kids are victims. These kids are victims because most of them are being forced to do this. People state that child soldiers are criminals because they’re not getting prosecuted for all the actions that they are doing. But what people don’t know is why the kids keep doing all this crime in wars.
That is why there are cases where the police officer would take advantage of this fact and through the power of intimidation, violence, and fear have manage to obtain false confessions from underage suspects. One of these instances was the case of Florida vs Brenton Leonard Buttler. The were many aspects that lead to the wrongful persecution of the fifteen-year-old Brenton for the murder of Mrs. Mary Ann Stephens during an armed robbery on May 2000 (citation needed). The most severe of all was the tremendous lack of professional and diligent investigation work by the police detectives. Which in turn led to the extortion of a false confession that made it even harder for justice to be served.
Children 's court was made for children criminals to give them a punishment appropriate for their age because kids are very different from adults. The kids being tried as adults either committed really bad crimes like murder and armed
Although the Youth Offender Act contained many sentencing options, the Youth Criminal justice Act contained many new provisions and much more concise detail and instructions on the options that were already in effect. The improvements made in the YCJA lead to a better understanding of the differences between a non-violent crime and non-severe crime and violent or severe crime, these terms very important because sentencing has influenced these factors. To demonstrate the importance of these terms and how severe the sentencing was under the Yong Offenders Act, when the Department of justice released the Youth Criminal Justice Act: Summary and Background (2009), they stated that under the effect of the YOA: “The youth incarceration rate is higher than the adult incarceration rate in Canada” (Youth Sentences). This information is a Clear demonstration of how important the Youth Criminal Justice Act has become for
There are many crimes happening in Jimboomba that are concerning not only myself but many parents as well as teachers and school principles. The first crime that has become a concern is teenagers vandalising school property by smashing windows throughout the school and spray painting the bathrooms. This crime is having many effects on Jimboomba school communities as the money that they are having to spend on fixing the damage could have been used towards buying new books for the library, new sporting equipment for the sporting programs, or just to be able to pay for more educational excursions. The second crime that is becoming a major issue in the Jimboomba area is teenagers breaking into cars. This crime is continuing to increase and is becoming
As Griselda grew up she was experiencing developmental psychology, the development of an individual through the course of their life. She has experienced abuse from a parent and is a criminal all before reaching adulthood, she also a very terrible financial status. Her and her mother were poor and they lived in a poor neighborhood. There was also a lot of violence going on around the country due to the civil war, all the violence she witnesses, the abuse, and their financial status would cause her to act in more serious crimes. She would soon resort to kidnapping in order to make money, she had gone into a wealthy neighborhood and kidnapped a boy from his family.
Introduction Freedom Writers is based on a true story set in America in 1994, where a first time teacher, played by Hilary Swank, faces a group of students who have been considered by the government as “un-teachable and at–risk” teenagers. These students represent street kids who have all witnessed street fights as well as the murder of their friends and family. The movie demonstrates the way non-white Americans are over represented in teenage homicides, incarceration, unemployed, poverty and poor educational outcomes, but also the way they are viewed in the media. The film also has several references to ghettos, street life, drug busts and continual involvement with the police. The target audience for this film is teenagers.