For example, gang plays a large part of juvenile violence. Some teens become gang members because they feel a sense of belonging and protection. Therefore, the community should focus on building strong relationship and positive role-models. Other critics claim adult prison is not appropriate for juvenile offenders and should find better alternatives. Mooney, C. (2013).
With the corruption in the government being mainly caused because of the ongoing drug war, the Mexican police force had to get involved. The approaches that the police force established to try to rid corruption within the government can be seen as controversial. Let's start with the facts. “State and local forces find themselves outgunned, overwhelmed, and often purchased outright by gangsters” (Althaus Web). Police officers are underpaid, with a starting salary of less than $350 a month, and are expected to buy their own equipment, even bullets.
Central America has one of the highest crime rates in the world. In this paper we are going to take a look at the problems they have, along with some solutions to fix it. We are going to discuss why there is so much crime and the possibly steps that need to be put in place to lower the crime rate, while simultaneously lowering the poverty rate. The focus country for this paper is Central America, and focus topic to be more specific, the crime in Central America. Central America has 4 countries in the top 5 for murders per 100,000 people just to begin with, so there is a lot of crime in Central America, especially Honduras that as of 2012 leads the world in murders with 90.4 murders per 100,000.
These children go through very different experiences than their peers outside jail walls, face many challenges during their time in jail, and have difficulty adapting upon release. Placing children and teenagers in jail results in negative effects rather than rehabilitation. The juvenile justice system in America is complex and varies from state to state, but the overarching purpose is to rehabilitate youth offenders. It processes nearly 1.7 million cases a year and overall handles most of them the same way (“Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System”). When those under age go to trial, their sentence often is decided by how likely they are to be rehabilitated and learn from their mistakes (“Juvenile justice”).
Nowadays, most of the parents have the desire to protect their children, and they are always making sure that the children have everything they need from having food to growing in a safety and clean environment. Parents cannot help the need of being part of the children's lives, which is not bad it is their job to be part of their lives (the children need to know that the family is the key of society), but sometimes this stand on the way of their children privacy. Every parent is different and parents tend to grow their children in the best way possible even if this means making decisions for them without knowing what their children really want. An example of this would be some of the Asian parents, they usually do not give their children privacy and independence. In many cases the children do not have control over their own lives.
These statistics are alarming and it makes a big issue for our society. We should deal with it and make appropriate punishments for juveniles which would dissuade them from crime. The other side believes that a young offender does not really understand what he or she did. They argue that their brain is not fully developed. (Schiraldi) We as humans have sense for right and wrong.
Why Crime Calls So Much Trouble Crime goes in-depth with not only discussing crime, but carefully depicting and deciphering crimes or been committed across the United States. These authors demonstrate the significance of the crime, why crimes are committed and what kind of justice is acted out with certain crimes. The reason why this topic should be important for readers is because we all know that crime is committed everywhere, so it is very vital that we as people should stop it. Crime has become a big problem in our society which has ways of hurting the community causing more violence. Now more than ever children are not only committing crimes, but they are susceptible to crime as well.
These juvenile offenders are treated like adults because they made adult decisions when instead they should be given attention and support to turn them into better people. A public defender says in a short documentary that, “We are seeing far too many young offenders entering the adult system who should be dealt with in the juvenile system”, and that a way some juvenile offenders are treated far worse than they deserve. Just because juveniles made bad decisions in their youth does not mean that they should be given a life sentence or put on death row, because they were just children who made some terrible mistakes. The people that think juveniles deserve the worst punishment they can get are probably don't understand that juveniles don’t really know what they are doing and it most likely isn’t always their own
According to Sigel (2012), crime is the violation of societal rules of behaviour as interpreted and expressed by a criminal legal code, created by people who hold social and political power. Any violation of these rules by an individual may subject themselves to sanctions by the state authority, social stigma and the loss of status. Crime may be broken down into three types, property crimes, offenses against the person and statutory offenses. A status offense is an illegal act committed by a juvenile or juveniles, who are minors. A status offence is an act committed by a juvenile whose actions are not in line with the law or the area in which it was committed as if an adult committed it.
A crime is any act or behavior that is done by a person and is in contrary to the laws that govern any society. Deterrence is preventing acts of crime prior to them being committed by a person. There are many types of crimes that a person can commit. These crimes can be categorized into those that can be easily deterred and those that are not easily deterred. The crimes which are easily deterred include the following; Gang related violence, school-based crime, labor market crime, Family based crimes, drug crimes among others.