America’s mayors have come to a consensus that these weapons of mass destruction are destroying the nation’s communities, cities, and families. Nutter goes on to reveal some surprising information, stating that out of the average 100,000 people that are shot each year, over 30 percent end up dying, while only 10 percent were intentional homicides (Lane 2015). Every year approximately 18,000 children are shot, only further proving the school shooter epidemic our country faces. This sort of violence is nearly exclusive to urban areas, as cities make up 15 percent of the population but account for 39 percent gun related murders and 23 percent total homicides. Nutter is proposing a ban on assault weapons, quite similar to a 1994 ban that decreased total gun murders by 6.7 percent and the types of shootings they were most often used in, specifically ones with multiple victims and police officers as victims.
Juveniles should be charged as adult not only because of their age but because of the crime they committed. According to all cases of teen killing there is 1,300 that has been sentenced as an adult to life. Is not right to put a child behind bars because they're brain is not fully developed so they're not mature, but a crime is a crime. At the young age of 12, 13, 14 even younger kids most of them are expected to know what they want to commit themselves to to make a living. 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?
An article by Heather Dockray who is a Web Trends reporter for Mashable.com states the history of the movement and how it faded in just a short period of time. For example, on October 1, 2017 there was a mass shooting during a concert in Las Vegas which killed 59 people and injured 500. In addition, “ This remains the largest mass shooting in modern American history. Yet, Google Trends shows that it only took a week for searches about gun control to decline to nearly their pre-massacre levels.” (Dockray). This proves the history of the gun law movement because it only lasted a week.
Many gang members end up in juvenile hall for discipline if they have done minor crimes but if the crime is major they are send into juvenile hall and have a hearing the next day. The problem of gang control is a difficult one. Welsh and Siegel in their book say, many gangs flourish in inner-city areas that offer lower-class youths few conventional opportunities, and members are resistant to offer help that cannot deliver legitimate economic hope (4). For this reason, many lower income children go into following bad steps and end up going into juvenile hall and then into prison if they continue committing deviant acts. There has been an outcry from politicians to increase punishment for the “little monsters” and to save the “fallen angels,” or the victimized youth who are innocent (4).
Crossroads Juvenile Center Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Crossroads Juvenile Center In contemporary times, there is an increasing tendency for juvenile involvement in crime. The frequency and the severity of the crimes has increased so much that there are call for trial of delinquents as adults in extreme cases. The juvenile justice system however has a stronger emphasis on correctional activities and giving the under-age offenders a chance to change and make something useful of their lives. The Crossroads Juvenile Center is a detention facility in New York, it development and operations demonstrate the desire of the juvenile justice system to effects changes in the children admitted to these systems. The Crossroads
Mass shootings are only responsible for a very small percentage of deaths in the United States, but mass shootings are happening more often than ever, a mass shooting happens on average one time a month. Most of the suspects of mass shootings are young males who usually commit the crime on their own with careful planning of the event. Most perpetrators have a fascination with weapons and the shootings usually occur in broad daylight in public places (Frances). There is an obvious difference in the brain of mass shooters to those of non-mass shooters. Low orbital cortex activity may be the main difference between the two groups of people.
Introduction The topic of this report is gangs, why people join them and the impacts. A gang can be described as an organized group of criminals, social scientists use the terminology most often when describing a group of juveniles. People who have previously been involved in criminal acts, and youth looking for protection or a sense of belonging are highly attracted to the idea of gangs. The reason for joining a gang varies depending on the person and where they live but all have common themes such as acceptance, new experiences and protection. After joining a gang the participates become involved in a great deal of criminal acts.
When people think about firearms, they usually associate it with the recent mass shootings and countless homicides that have occurred across the U.S.. For example, the shootings in Sandy Brook, Las Vegas, Dallas, Orlando, California, Colorado Springs, Oregon, Tennessee, South Carolina, Washington, and etc. These are just 10 out of the 146 horrific mass shootings that have occurred between 1967 and 2017. Despite the U.S. having many gun policies and laws, compared to Japan’s approach with guns they are very behind. Once I was randomly scrolling through Facebook and my eyes spotted a video which stated, “How Easy it is to Buy an Ar-15”. It was a one minute long video which was an eye opener because it stated that it only takes 15 minutes for someone to buy a gun, like the Ar-15.
The horrific stories that have been all over every news channel for the past few months about school shootings are hard to watch, but in reality less than two percent of homicides of youth between the ages of five and eighteen happen at school. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), youth violence is the intentional use of physical force or power against another person, group, or community, likely to cause physical or psychological harm. Although cases of youth violence have dropped since 1992, youth violence is still the third leading cause of death of youth ages fifteen to twenty-four, and is a major problem in the United States. Youth violence is a continuing problem in the United States, and this case proves why. On October 18, 2017, five teens set out to have some fun.
By repealing the juvenile justice system we can put in a new system that will work. Nothing beneficial is coming from it and juveniles do not gain the understanding that actions have a consequence. If juveniles who commit crimes began to face trial adults, receiving life sentences or several years, crime would begin to decrease. These minors feel they can do anything because they are young. Our society needs to come forward to teach our children a better way of living.
Teen violence and teen gang involvement escalated in the 1990s and has remained high. Youth are the most likely group to be victims or perpetrators of teen violence, but the results of teen violence affect everyone. Youth violence statistics show this is a serious problem: •An average of 15 young people are killed each day in the U.S., and over 80 percent of those are killed with guns. •In 2004, violence statistics report 750,000 young people were treated in hospitals for violence-related injuries. •One third of high school students reported being involved in a fight at school in 2004, and 17 percent reported bringing a weapon to school in the month preceding the 2004 survey.
Today, teen offenders commit serious violent crimes. They should be tried by the adult courts, which were designed to deal with those crimes. Placing juveniles, along with everybody else, no matter the age, in adult circumstances is necessary. As a closing, criminals are criminals, no matter a juvenile. Crimes are crimes and should be punished as
Every year in the United States, we are saddened by the news of more mass shootings. Whether it takes place in a school or public area, these shootings are both disastrous and mortifying. In 1990, congress passed and the president signed the gun-free school Zone Act (“National Crime Prevention Council” 1). This law was developed to keep students and staff safe from guns and other weapons. In a survey done by the National school safety center in 2001, more than 60 percent of high school boys and 15 percent of middle school boys said they could get a gun if they wanted to (“Texas Crime Prevention”1).
The juvenile justice system in America has seen many trends in the incarceration of youth. Initially, the system was created to help children who were left abandoned, neglected or abused. However, with the demands of stronger juvenile laws, the correctional facilities have become more of a prison, than of a rehabilitation center. Unlike the adult justice system, the arrested minors often go through a series of steps such as intake, determination of jurisdiction, adjudication and disposition. Today, with the rise of juvenile crimes, more than a million minors are set into the juvenile justice system for even the smallest of crimes.
In urban areas is where gun violence makes the most damage since a large number of young minority males are killed or injured. Fear is increasing rapidly and it drives out businesses and disrupts community social life. Research has connected urban youth gun violence to gang conflicts, street drug markets, and gun availability. Youth gun violence is usually concentrated among groups of serious offenders and in very specific places. Bernie Sanders, candidate for president, supports tight gun control.