Plea - Bargaining - In a recent sexual assault case involving the gang rape of two 16-year-old girl, the DPP entered into plea bargaining with the accused. In return for guilty pleas, the DPP agreed not to mention that a knife had been used in the attack. Thus Plea-bargaining can mean accused gets a lighter sentence than deserved.  Accessibility The accessibility of the legal system is dependent on; Cost – legal representation is expensive – (look at legal aid) Time – lengthy trials cost more and increases anxiety (look at delays) Denying the accused the right to freedom if on remand. Damaging the reputation of the accused while the case remains unresolved Allows the influence of media, could affect the outcome of the trial.
Assignment 3: A Problem Exists Kimla Hughes Professor: Erica Ellsworth English 090 – February 10, 2013 Should minors who commit violent crimes be tried as adults? The youth of today do not fully understand the consequences of their actions. They may think that doing bad things or making bad decisions might not lead to prison or jail time. Peer pressure and the environment in which they live can influence their judgments to do right or wrong. Youth that hang around people their age that are making bad choices and not abiding the law will involve in crimes with friends who are doing the same.
And if they do, they know they have a better chance of getting off easy because they are tried as teens and not adults. I think we should be tougher on those teens who decide to commit violent crimes. There should be a law that states everyone over 12 years old will be tried as adults. I can’t say it’s going to stop all the criminals together but it will definitely convince potential and actual teenage offenders that committing adult crimes will get you hard adult time. If we were try teenage offenders of violent crime in adult court, adult charges would then force them to think like adults about their actions.
The crime of indecent assault and battery occurs when an attacker, has non-consensual physical contact with a person in a sexual manner. This could be any unwarranted physical contact to a person’s private body. This assault is punishable to up to five years in prison. The majority of sexual assaults are committed against women between the ages of 15 and 25, making college-aged women the group with the highest vulnerability to being assaulted. In fact, according to Kelly Walker from campusspeak.com, and a sexual assault survivor, one in four women will be raped during their college experience.
They may kill themselves as they do not know the real function of guns. Furthermore, drugs use in children can lead to brain damage, cancer, and many other negative implications. In other words, Mexican gang members treat their children destructively as they have already become part of gang community. Yager’s photo implies that a child of Mexican gang members will become used to the gang lifestyle from the time he is very young. This is likely to happen because parents in a Mexican gang community tend not to conceal any of their destructive habits in front of their children.
When used, the Three Strikes law treats all crimes the exact same way, which makes the law unjust. For example, someone who raped and murdered a twelve year old girl would receive the same exact punishment as someone who was caught with marijuana. Many people want to put a stop to situations like this, but every day these trials are taking places. The media then tries to persuade the citizens into believing the law is effective by broadcasting different trials that put the person in prison. But, they do not tell the public that they are being put in prison for stealing “videos or pizza” (Messerli).
This case generated a great deal of press time because it brought infamy to the academically prestigious school Duke. Another example of the media’s focus on false rape accusations is the case of Heidi Jones, a weatherwoman who claimed to have been raped and then admitted to cops that she fabricated the story as a bid for sympathy. Due to her slight
Hannah Mr. Elenbaas Advanced Composition 8 January 2014 Should Minors be Tried as Adults? There is much controversy over the issue of whether a child should be tried as an adult if convicted of a violent crime. Minors are starting to watch adults who are doing violent crimes, and they think it might be okay if they do it too. But does this mean we can punish minors like adults? Minors should not be tried as adults because they have not experienced the world like adults have, and they are not competent enough to go through or understand a trial.
Those kids could have anger problems, schizophrenia, depression, ect. That was the parents fault for not supervising those games that might heighten their complications, if the parents know they have those problems they should not let their child play those games. Even if the crime rates of juveniles without a preexisting disorder is still high it does not contribute to the use of violent video games. Because in 2005, the US had 2,279 murders committed by teenagers compared to 73 teen crimes in Japan. Nonetheless video game sales were $5.20 in the US compared to $47 in Japan.
Explicit photos or videos forwarded from person to person can cause embarrassment for the original sender. Many teens don’t realize that once they hit “send,” control of who else sees that compromising photo is now completely up to the recipient. You may you know your friend, boyfriend, or girlfriend, but can you trust them forever? Being a teen you just have to learn from your mistakes. One reason why the law should only enforce more serious cases of sexting is because 80 percent of teens have admitted to being a victim of sexting.