The intimate (and often violent) nature of these offences influences the willingness of victims to participate. Victims might further be in the offender’s peer group, attending the same school or even be friends. Lack of insight and the offender’s attitude would make victim-offender mediation undesirable. The younger the child victim, the more unlikely any informal interaction with the offender will be. As highlighted earlier,when sufficient time passes, such an encounter might become a reality, particularly where the parties belong to the same familial structure.Skelton points out that many sexual offences committed by child offenders are not of a violent nature: “Children sometimes have wrong perceptions about sex and act inappropriately, and in those situations restorative justice can work.”
Many have argued that teens should not be tried as adults because of having an immaturity to them and an underdeveloped brain in which influences the rational thinking of a teen. Although these arguments are very reasonable, to say that teens are not aware of their crimes, would only invalidate their statements. Juveniles are aware of their wrongdoings and they choose to commit foul play on innocent lives. These perpetrators had an intent to kill someone, they did so to feel satisfaction or to perhaps seek approval of someone. Furthermore, if teen killers are tried as adults, they should also be given the opportunity of liberation once they turn of age.
Sense of Mastery scale: A sense of mastery in children and youth provides the opportunity for them to interact with and enjoy cause and effect relationship in the environment. The design of the sense of mastery scale distinguishes three personal characteristics that combine to form the underpinning of a youth’s sense of mastery optimism , self-efficacy and adaptability. The purpose of this distinction is to include these aspects and to potentially assess the relative contribution of each to a youth’s sense of mastery or lack thereof.
A child molester is simply an individual who engages in illegal activity for intentional purposes. I believe that a person who exposes himself may be embarrassed of his appearance towards peers, so he then turns to children because young children are usually naive and vulnerable to their surroundings. Not all child molesters are adults, good portion of child molesters are young teenagers who are sexually experiencing or are
That shows the school play major role for developing task of adolescence identity formation. School structure, their environment, interaction with teachers and peer, all these provide social and emotional experience with long term implication of identity. Psychological environment of school might be support of adolescence to gives independencies and autonomy and these environment encourage social interaction and sense of community in school. The new technology could be integrated the physical environment that are facilitated school connection to the outside world and broad exploration opportunities of adolescence to forming her
In “Strain and Juvenile Delinquency: A Critical Review of Agnew’s General Strain Theory,” written by Giacinto Froggio, he states that “some individuals are drawn to crime when they are prevented from achieving cultural goals such as monetary success” (2). Because children don’t have the same monetary resources as adults, they are pressured to engage in criminal activities to get the things they want. A juvenile is more prone to partake in criminal activities when they come from a low income family. When a juvenile comes from a financially unstable family, the desire to own things they don’t have is even higher than their peers who can come from a financially stable middle-class family. Juveniles who don’t receive much from their parents due to monetary issues, ultimately take the matter into their own hands to take anything they don’t yet have.
Coporal Punishment which is the act of violence toward a child who has misbehaved is argued by many to either be abusive to the child or helpful. Some people argue that children which expierence coporal punishment are more likely to grow up and become vandals and thieves while others argue that coporal punishment makes a child tougher and prepares them for the real world. While Coporal Punishment was more accepted in the past its acceptance is declining more as we head to the future. The media has made Coporal Punishment feel wrong and abusive and while parents might still approve of it, they might not feel pollitcally correct talking about it.
If nobody puts a stop to the teenagers that are committing crimes than more and more teenagers are going to start committing crimes. When a teen doesnt get big punishment they believe it's okay to continue doing what they're doing. If you don't correct or point out they are doing something wrong then they will never fix it. Imagine living in a world with not so many teens committing crimes. It will be a better world to live in not only for the teens but also for the smaller kids they will have better role models.
This will make it harder to control the juvenile's behaviors which will increase deviant and criminal behaviors (Kurlychek, 2014). Even during the "get tough" movement, Mendiola-Washington and Emeka (2014) argued that practitioners were focusing on new strategies that aim to prevent crimes by juveniles, early intervention and rehabilitating juveniles. To emphasize, the punishment approach is not more effective as the rehabilitation approach. One way that will cause a change in how juveniles are treated is by refocusing on the best interest of the child and addressing the racial disparities present in our justice system. Juveniles are still kids and the court should not impose harsh punishments for crimes they commit during their youth.
Positive Psychology is one of the new rends of research in the world of Psychology where it is a study used to comprehend and improve positive aspects of life. It concerns with the understanding and facilitating of happiness and well-being; positive traits and engagement in absorbing activities; and the development of meaningful positive relationships, social systems, and institutions (Carr, 2011; Lopez & Synder, 2009; Seligman, 2002). Professor Martin Seligman (2002), the founder of Positive Psychology, classified positive emotions into three categories, those related to the past, the present and the future. Some of the positive emotions connected with the future are optimism, confidence, faith and hope. The main positive emotions of the
On the other hand you stated that. “The unassisted and self-motivated skills and positive behaviors will continue to be practiced by the student members beyond the program and into their classrooms, home, vocation, and relationships” (Regau, 2015, para.3). Indeed, this is a wonderful
It causes one to question what the next move is for these juveniles. When put into this situation, many juveniles turn to the men and women who they know will give them the security they need: gangs. While many would argue that this is not the first avenue for security they would take, it is noted that these youths grow up in communities where the subcultures are vastly different than that of other communities. For example, the police may not be seen as protectors of the neighborhood, rather an arm of the government that wishes to oppress. Many would agree that the social disorganization theory gives a better understanding as to why juveniles transition into gangs.
This is when your most mature and know the meaning and value of life. Now, that’s no reason a seventeen year old or fourteen year old should commit a crime due to maturity of the brain, but its logical. Kid or even teenager brains may not have self control and desirable behaviors (“Young Offenders…”). Kids do before they think, which explains why a lot of them apologize after the fact. In reality it’s too late, but to a kid they believe they should be forgave.
I think that Youth Court works with first-time misdemeanor offenders because they are being sentenced by their peers. The offenders are between the ages where social situations are vital to their reputation. It could be because the offender doesn’t enjoy being judged by their peers, or that the youths can relate to the offender because of that age range. Youth Court is about rehabilitating the offenders back into the community by providing them with positive alternative sanctions. Having them take on responsibility and accountability for their actions, and showing them how they affected everyone around them.
The Juvenile Justice guidebook for Legislators suggest that “ Without treatment, the child may continue on a path of delinquency and eventually adult crime. Effective assessments of and comprehensive responses to court-involved juveniles with mental health needs can help break this cycle and produce healthier young people who are less likely to act out and commit crimes”. In a case, the jurors and prosecutors should at least be aware that if it was the mental disorder that caused or influenced them to kill, it could have been avoided. Through effective treatment the juvenile could have been able to break the cycle of a future criminal history. It should be taken into consideration that not all the time is juveniles associated with type of fundamental