A self- conscious teen might assume that everyone is observing them. Adolescence might feel like they are the center of attention and they don’t want to be. Teens think about thinking: about what goes on in their minds and what goes on in other people’s minds. When a teen is self-conscious and feels like they are the center of attention that can be and uncomfortable feeling. Young children can be self conscious they can think, but they don’t think about thinking.
Being a juvenile comes with many different strains that most adults do not have to face as well as having far less consequence in many cases is they do something wrong or make a mistake. Strains that that a juvenile goes through can sometimes lead to delinquency whether it is the pressures of fitting in or the problems at home all these factors can lead to delinquent behavior. Strain theory has two types of strain a person will encounter the first is the actual or anticipated failure to achieve a goal and in a juveniles life that could be anything from a good grade on a test to a not getting into a particular college. The second type of strain is actual or anticipated loss of positive stimuli or presentation of negative stimuli which in a juvenile’s life could be loss of a loved one or a presents of an abusive parent. A juvenile would be more likely to commit a delinquent act or crime because many of these factors in the strain are things that they can not control or get away from, if an adult is a bad relationship they have the option to leave and get away from that person but a juvenile doesn’t always have that option many times they are forced to stay in places and deal with whatever the strain is and this causes an excess of strain which in turn causes delinquent behavior.
In so many ways, teenage sex only has negative results including: pregnancy, sexual transmitted diseases, depression, and many others. Teenagers have a really hard time seeing the big picture in this world and think they know much more than they really do. Keeping teenagers from having sex is a hard task but is really important to keep our teenagers safe and free of negative impact.
In the metal illness packet they say “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur when a teenager experiences a shocking or dramatic event that is outside the range of a usual human experience” (mental illness). This shows that some teenager can have PTSD but not every teenager goes through a traumatic event. Some teenagers go through a traumatic event that can change the way that they think or the way that they act but this does not mean that they have a case of PTSD. However this position is wrong because “Serotonin the neurotransmitter that makes us feel calm and peace is at a natural low during adolescences” (Teenage Brain Development). Teenager’s brains can be complicated in many ways.
Some of our juveniles today are very misguided and are often following the wrong crowd. The parents of these juveniles feel that they have done all they can do for these children in trying to provide the best life for them but, as it will be seen in this paper it does not matter the type of background these juveniles come from peer- pressure is possibly the cause for some of the statistics that we see. Although There are many different theories about what influence juveniles to commit Delinquent acts the thing that influences juvenile the most is societies. The Reason for this is the fact that society labels an individual according to their upbringing, Their environment and their lack of education. The main purpose of the Juvenile justice system is to rehabilitate juveniles so that they can become a Contributing member of society and not another career criminal.
Adolescence, 16 years of age and older, do not differ from adults in many area, that could prevent them from participating in a fair trial. Children between the ages of thirteen and seventeen years old should be assessed to test their competence levels to stand trial. Steinberg argues that immaturity in a juvenile case should be considered; just as insanity and emotional stress are considered in other cases. Collier realizes that crimes are occurring at an increasing rate and wonders why more action has not been taken in the juvenile justice system especially when the prosecutions of juveniles are not unheard
The national government promotes the “Above the Influence” campaign, which researchers have determined that students may get the wrong impression from. They discovered that since the implementation of the campaign, students are more likely to believe that their peers are using drugs, which makes them more likely to experiment with them. (Teen) While this is not the desired outcome of this government based campaign this is the result it is having on some students. To me it seems pointless to spend the government’s money on programs that do not get the intended
There is a reason behind everything There is a reason why the word “young” differs from the word “old” because young people have fewer experiences than old people, or also known as adults. In his essay, “No Mercy”, Malcolm Gladwell thinks that zero tolerance should not apply to young people as they are still immature and not yet adults. I agree with his idea of using discretionary justice when deciding punishments of young people because there is a reason why young people make immature decisions. Their future will turn out to be completely different if the punishments weren’t taken care of accordingly. Discretionary justice can be defined as a measure of leniency considering the background and the records of the victim before deciding their punishments.
As adolescents start to gain independence, understand relationships that work and do not work make it hard for parents to let them grow, but as the adolescent sees it, parents are trying to keep them from self-expression and trying to figure out how they fit into the world around them (Bass, 2009). Media does not help adolescents acknowledge success since the media portrays physical appearance as perfection and possessions as riches causing complicated issues among adolescents (Bass, 2009). As an adult we have all gone through angry days as a teen, but the one thing the author Lyman Bass (2009) explains in the article “Adolescent Anger Management” there are signs that are beyond usual. These signs are when adolescents become defiant by the request of others, is mean to parents and other adults who hold some authority. Another signs are adolescents who are loners, depressed, trouble with expressing emotions, have few friends, and certain events trigger them into violent behaviors.
It is obvious that the law has not succeeded in preventing the underage group from drinking. Violating the law will make the students to likely act unlawful manners, so why not make it legal? Once this law is approved, it will benefit the students from inhibiting them to make irresponsible behaviors. Since it is considered as an illegal activity for underage drinkers, teenagers have not been educated on how to drink in moderation beforehand. This is a great opportunity to teach those who are underage so they will have an idea of knowing their limits earlier.