In the documentary they also displayed the terrible Columbine shooting that occurred in which two teens took many lives and one of them was on prescription drugs as well. It’s just crazy; I don’t think that just because a child is displaying acts of being hyper or just being a kid should not mean that they should be labeled as a child with ADD or ADHD and pretty much force them to take these drugs that have extreme side effects. The Neurologist Fred Baugman even said himself how frightening it is that kids those days were easily diagnosed with ADHD especially by school
This is to let people know that the punishment always far outweighs thecrime. For example, one method is to embarrass a young person because they committed acrime, or to tell them that eventual embarrassment is part of the punishment before theyeven commit the crime. I think that general deterrence is the most effective way to handle young people andcrime. This tells the young person know, well before they commit a crime, that they will be caught and punished, which prevents them from committing the crime at all. The other methods handle individual problems.
Violent, preventable crimes by minors have long plagued America’s larger cities but have scarcely been punished because of the age of the perpetrators. Protected by a lenient and highly outdated juvenile justice system, violent youth have taken advantage of such beneﬁts and have run rampant in our cities. High proﬁle slayings are quite the norm on the evening news, and every once in a while, disaster strikes and we lose a large number of lives at the hands of young offenders. And sadly, naive America continues to lose more and more lives at the hands of reckless teens and repeat offenders because we choose to give them as many chances as they need so long as they are not legal adults. Unfortunately, we have to lose and destroy more lives because we refuse to
In most juvenile homicide cases, they are automatically put into the adult justice system for committing the adult-like crime. Some of these children are receiving punishments such as life in prison, even life in prison without parole. Although, the kids may have committed the “adult” crime it is unethical for youths to be tried as adults. Youths should not be tried as adults because they are too young to understand the adult criminal court and could receive cruelty from the state penitentiaries. Also, instead of sending the juveniles
Society has become such a cesspool for violence, it’s a no brainer that there is enforcement all over the place making sure that young adults obey the law. It is unfortunate that it had to get this far, but who is to blame for the violence in schools? In the past two decades, our collective attitude toward children and youth has undergone a profound change that’s reflected in the educational and criminal justice systems as well as in our daily discourse. (Fuentes, 610) The crackdown on youth has had no control over the subsequent events. Assured, you can lock a child up for violence and take him off the streets, but then that just causes a domino effect.
His necessities as a young boy were replaced by his situation as a criminal, causing him to be more hurt as a child and to more likely follow in criminal behavior. And of corse this only led to Trevino committing cumulative crimes, each time the crime standing more boldly in comparison to his initial circumstances as a child. When it finally came time for his trial, all of George’s contributions and achievements were never heard, the only thing that played any role in his trial was his criminal record, which is sad to see. The initial problem is that judging the crimes committed as opposed to the boy himself, drives the system closer towards punishment as opposed to rehabilitation. When the child’s needs are not considered nor acknowledged, a personalized treatment cannot be appointed.
Recently abandonment of children is a felony in most states and Benjamin's story clearly shows a crime. "The only common thread is that these people appear to be desperate and totally ignorant of what could be done for their babies," said Michael Kharfen, spokesman for the Administration for Children and Families (qtd. in Sussman). But parents refusal growing their infant shouldn't be approached as a crime if they voluntarily bring him to the
It’s evident the two boys grew up to be violent people. Dr. Peter Fonagy, a child development expert, explains, “A child exposed to abuse has a higher chance to become a criminal because his or her childhood has mental scars of what they went through.” Fonagy also mentions, “Children are like sponges; they absorb everything they see, and as adults unintentionally repeat and look for what they lived through”. Tommy and John are great examples of this because they repeatedly suffered from rape as well as brutal beatings. As a result, under their circumstances fighting back seemed like the only way to defend themselves. Aggression, what both characters were affected by, is a horrible habit that can easily be prevented with proper help.
The Puritan community in The Crucible was vulnerable in many ways and susceptible to irrational and panicky accusations of the Salem Witch Hunts because of their strict and constricting ways. The children in the community are treated very poorly and less than everyone else in the town. As the Salem Witch Hunts were essentially started by the children the fact that they were treated as lesser beings contributed to the communities demise. “He (Reverend Parris) regarded them as young adults, an until this strange crisis he, like the rest of Salem, never conceived that the children were anything but thankful for being permitted to walk straight, eyes slightly lowered, arms at their sides, and mouths shut until bidden to speak,” (Miller 3). Miller foreshadows the Witch Hunts to come.
This is a feeling of control and authority and power in jail. This is a sick presentation and awful test for a person to experience but it often happens all the time in jail and we can’t do anything about it. The psychosomatic reason of why kidnapping, rape, and murder occurs in jail is because when they were youngsters, they never belonged in group activities with their family or even worse, their parents left them as orphans in a young age. Many of them were sexually abused or physically abused as children and they want some pay back as adults. Now they feel superior and powerful by doing these horrible things to other jailbirds to feel fitted and recognize, and