Bullies Should Not Be Prosecuted Essay

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Why Bullies Should Not Be Prosecuted

If people ask someone about their childhood memories, stories related to school will also emerge with high probability, because everybody spends a significant part of their lives in these institutions. Since school years are influential, it would be important that children have positive memories about this period, but reality does not always correspond to expectations . Bullying is one of the factors which ruin school experience, and it is gaining prominence. According to Olweus, "A student is being bullied or victimized when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other students" (Dake 173). As data shows, the number of children affected by such treatment is increasing: 27.8% of them admitted being bullied in
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The aim of such centers is to temporarily accommodate delinquents who are likely to engage in criminal activities again before their hearing, or might not appear for their hearing (Holman 2). The problem is, however, that the number of the detained is growing despite the lower crime rates, and 70% of them are there for nonviolent offenses, not "meet[ing] those high-risk criteria" (Holman 2). As a result, 26,000 children are held in custody every day pre-adjudication (Holman 3). Apart from them, there are further 67,000 delinquents incarcerated in residential facilities post-adjudication (Petteruti 2), while 36% of all juvenile justice institutions are unable to offer proper living conditions to these 93,000 people because they reached their maximum capacity (Petteruti 9). For instance, New Beginnings, the youth detention center in Washington was designed for 60 inhabitants, yet it has to accommodate 80 youths in average (Cauvin), or in Hidalgo County offenders had to sleep on the floor due to the lack of beds and mattresses
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