Juveniles should not be convicted as adults for violent crimes because kid’s brains are not yet fully developed until they become adults. Kids should not be convicted as adults because their reasoning is not fully developed. One example from the article “Kids are Kids” would be when a fifteen-year-old Yuba city youth who reportedly claimed he was mimicking a TV program about little girls who robbed a bank was given a 26-years-to-life prison term. The fifteen-year-old clearly did not fully reason why he robbed the bank. Another example would be the discovery from the article “Startling finds on Teenage Brains,” about a massive loss of brain tissue occurs in the teen years.
Many Americans break the laws of California and other states everyday. Frank Trippetts argument is that many people who say that they do not break the law are actually breaking in a way that no one can find out about.Frank Trippett supports his claim by showing examples of different ways of breaking the law. I disagree with the author's argument because it is unrealistic to not pay your taxes with the code that is given to the United States government, people polluting the world with loud noise, or speeding down the highway. Some people who disagree with his views will say that it is okay to break the law if no one sees it or hears about about it. The counterargument is that when someone is speeding down the highway it is the cops job to go after the person who is speeding.
If kids are given that much responsibility and such a young age, then why can't they comprehend the consequences of violent crimes such as armed robbery and murder? The answer is that they can. While most teenagers won't be able to tell you the maximum sentence for aggravated assault, they will be able to tell you that you spend years in prison. Most teenagers and kids know that the consequences of violent crimes are severe.
The terror attacks on 9/11 were one of the most monumental yet tragic moments in American history, so we will always remember and honor the lives stolen from us. However, we are so quick to forget the quiet before the storm, the day before the chaos. This is notably discerned when regarding schools and its issues through TIME Magazine and the New York Times. While researching, one understands that there are several similarities between society then and present day. However, the reactions afterwards are even further impactful because one realizes the enormous degree of influence that 9/11 had on schools and their communities.
When school violence peaked in 1990, the problem of school violence has reached levels that necessitated intervention on many levels, including governmental involvement. Alcoholism and drug abuse were the main factors to violence, due to their easy accessibility. By the same token, family history and social conflicts also contributors. Surprisingly, the Columbine shooters had social tensions. As a response, American schools had received funding under then Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act to prevent youth violence.
confirm the penetrating conclusion guns have in our nation’s schools. Violence on campus has Students, Parent, and University Staff all concerned and looking for preventative measures. Guns on campuses make the vulnerable even more vulnerable. Even though having guns on campus would improve response time, having guns on campus would also increases the chances of a confrontation escalating and turning lethal. Keywords: (guns, violence, schools) It’s very disheartening how easily it is to obtain a certification to own a gun.
During the 1990s and the start of the 21st century, various factors added up which resulted in a huge increase in prisoners. This had a severe effect on the prisons all over the country, causing problems of containment. Firstly, the first school league table in 1992, which listed the schools all over the country based on how good they were run. Some head teachers that wanted to get at the top of the table, expelled naughty students causing these kids to have a hard time getting into other schools or getting jobs. The majority of them had a lot of free time and turned to crime because of boredom and exclusion from society.
Whenever people say that juveniles should be subject to lesser sentences seeing as they are children, it makes no sense. Age does not justify committing a crime. These criminals do not wake up one morning and decide to kill or rape. These criminal-like thoughts are always there, even subconsciously. Jennifer Jenkins, a graduate of Duke University School of Law, reports that
According to stopbullying.gov, there are 28% of U.S. students in grades 6–12 have experienced bullying. 70.4% of school staff have seen bullying. 62% witnessed bullying two or more times in the last month and 41% witness bullying once a week or more. Ladies and gentlemen, Also quoted from stopbullying.gov, bullying is defined as “intentionally aggressive, usually repeated”, verbal, social, or physical behavior aimed at specific person or group of people. Ironically, bullying has become a massive phenomenon within our society nowadays.
On the left, they argue that some teachers are “crazy” and there shouldn’t be guns put into their hands, there is also a chance that a student may steal the weapon and go on a rampage. The right looks at it from a criminal’s point of view, if a shooter has to pick between 2 schools to shoot up; one with carrying teachers, and one without any guns, which would they pick? In an article published my Matthew Lynch, he stated that over 80 percent of the prisoners in America are high-school dropouts. There is a major correlation between education and success in this country. Guns were probably used in many of these crimes that resulted in the shooter being put into prison.
Serious violent crimes at school hit a peak in the 1990s, when a series of school shootings and copycat shootings claimed the lives of a relatively large number of students. In the 2006-2007 school year there were 27 homicides and 8 suicides that took place at school. These school violence statistics equals one death at school for every 1.6 million students. In the same time period, however, there were 1.7 million nonfatal crimes committed at school, ranging from assault to theft. These school violence statistics show 46 crimes per 1,000 students.
In “Turning off the School-to-Prison Pipeline,” Henry Wilson notes that the zero-tolerance policy has become a significant contributor to the raised number of young individuals being marked as a failure and eventually lead up to belonging in the justice system. Schools have become one of the biggest contributors to the raised number of young individuals being sent to prison in America. “Prisons spawn a new generation of future prisoners: there are more than two million children with at least one incarcerated parent, and these youth are five times more likely to end up in prison themselves” (49). Due to the 80’s and 90’s increased crime rate, people began to fear those in urban areas leading to the increased penalties for juvenile offenders.
One issue that is emphasized in the article is when at water balloon fight at a high school went down as a senior prank, eight students were arrested and two dozen police officers came to the campus. Students are being arrested for spit balls, temper tantrums, and other childish things that kids are expected to do at that age. In the past the education system would discipline the students with detention or something similar, but now the police officers are actually arresting students for very small things. Another issue that is emphasized is the discrimination against the colored. The article says where most of the students are black they have the highest percentage in the country to have police officers in the school.
Law enforcement does not know if this is a good prosecution because most of the student involved sent pictures of themselves. “District attorney Thom LeDoux said he doesn’t intend to arrest hundreds of children and will “use discretion” if criminal charges are filed, the paper reports.” The right prosecution could be that the kids get misdemeanors and the adults would be charged with child pornography and sexual allegations with a
A sensitive society has its difficulties for people to even speak out against the issue of bullying, without being interpreted a different way than its original meaning. Bullying and harassment have been a noticeable problem among students in schools worldwide, and still social acceptance and acknowledgment is a continuous issue. Teens are often picked on because of their sexual orientation/preference, appearances, and many other physical or mental factors. One of the main reasons that bullying and harassment is so prevalent among the teen- aged group is because it is so easy for that age group to succumb to competitions within the group as to whom is the coolest. Additionally, what comprises and qualifies as cool is predecided and made a