Juveniles in the justice system need an alternative to incarceration because incarceration has been proven to increase criminal activity instead of providing a rehabilitation system for the juveniles. Juveniles in New Orleans are being arrested at a high rate for non violent offenses. Most juveniles who commit non violent offenses are tried as adults in court (Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights). After juveniles are convicted they are subjected to incarceration which leads to trauma and an increase in criminal activity (Hasselle). Also, while the juveniles are in prison they lose essential educational opportunities , because of the lack of
Many of these government institutions fail because fail because of what’s starting them. Violence in the Northern Triangle is common and is usually successful, hence why it is so violent. This persuades ordinary people, sometimes even cops, to join the gangs for some extra money. Many people put that as, “...one of the key factors driving large numbers of Central Americans to leave their communities is violence”(Beltrán). A basic and agreeable stance on this issue is that many Central Americans escaping their communities are taken out by an understandable amount of violence.
As previously mentioned, many inner-city youths feel a lack of hope due to the stigma of race and lack of high paying jobs causing violence to break out amongst them. This causes a confirmation of the negative feelings many on the outside feel towards those in the urban communities. Furthering the “oppositional culture” of between the affluent and the poor. Anderson believes that unless this cycle is broken, violence will only escalate (Anderson
This brings us to the correct conclusion that nothing happens without environmental factors contributing to it, either directly or indirectly. And the biggest component of the environment are the people living in it. In the case of Gladwell’s “The Power of Context”, the crime rate in New York was spiraling out of control because people tolerated it. In fact, the criminals saw no reason to stop as they got away with almost every criminal action that they engaged in. Broken Window Theory, which states that if there is a broken window and the breakers go scot free, then others would be encouraged to break windows too.
Inner city neighborhoods are often thought of as a place of violence. People appear tough, and they act against others before others can act against them. While their way of life may seem odd to those of that did not grow up in the inner city, I believe that the code of the street acts as informal social control. How an individual acts or looks can have serious consequences, and sometimes those consequences can be deadly. The code of the street is simply a response to unemployment, available jobs that pay less than living wage, and a general lack of hope.
With Super Fly being about drug dealers selling cocaine it also advertised it increasing the use of cocaine use in the same communities that it was helping creating jobs for in the inner city. With this movie being very popular in the African American community it also influenced a lot of children at the time who did not know much or have any role models in their life to lead them in the right direction. The influence of Blaxploitation films became so bad it became unpopular and it was almost shunned upon for African American to make these type of movies. That did more destruction by their films than constructions with the movies giving bad influences on the African American community and a also a terrible stereotype for people who did not know about the community and thought that all African American males where like that. These movies such as Super Fly also gave a bad influence on the African American women because all they were seen as were sex symbols from being prostitutes for the most part or they had these long and dramatic sex scenes exposing a lot of their
So when they were buying nice shoes but their cultural customs had them leave it outside people would steal them. They did not originally form groups so the other people in the area found them as easy targets to rob, they saw them as weak. He basically wanted to underline why the SEA americans started to form the culture the way they did. The speech impacted me by giving me a new appreciation for the asian american culture. It showed me an aspect of them that is going through some of the same struggles as the African Americans and the Latinos living in the slum.
One advantage or pro of boot camps is the utilitarian effect of developing personal character and self-discipline among the offenders, which is associated with law abiding citizens. However, this is not a long term effect because they diminish once they return to the community. In contrast, disadvantages or cons of boot camps is the staff will use abuse their authority power by using excessive force physically and verbally abusing offenders. Typically, this occurs that most with juvenile offenders. Juveniles have reported being punched, kicked, and even slammed.
The gang leader he observes often justifies the gang activity, drug distribution and physical assaults of disabled homeless men as “helping his community”(75). However the gang did bring some sort of structure to the Robert Taylor Projects, the only interest that JT, the gang leader, has was profiting off of the drug addictions of his community. Often throughout the book Venkatesh contrasts the effects of having low and high level of gang activity, arguing that teenagers with “appetites for crime” would have possibly been involved in misdemeanors, small crimes such as vandalism and shoplifting but with the emergence of JT and the heavy gang activity, they are more likely “to be involved in the drug trade”(72). One of the effects of having high gang activity is how more
Because they can charge with trespassing for being down here” (Bolnick 1). The emotion of shame is still felt by teens like, “Contacts with law-enforcement combined with the turbulent family histories can foster feelings of shame and humiliation among the homeless youth” (Hagan 2). Homeless teens also feel even more alone because they feel afraid and worried about getting in trouble for “trespassing.” Without any guidelines of how teens should get help, they continue to live on the streets. Although many are still homeless, laws and acts have been put into place to help more of the homeless teen population. Some examples are “The Runaway and Homeless Act (RHYA).... enacted in 1974 is the only federal law that focuses on unaccompanied, homeless youth” (NCSL.org) and “Hawaii propose the creation of a task force to coordinate and develop