According to California penal code 314 (Indecent exposure) you may be subject to registering as a California sex offender if convicted (Shouse, 2012). Indecent exposure can be something as simple as going to the restroom on the side of the road in a public place or being over 18 and having wiling intercourse with a minor. For example, Kevin Teichen is a known sex offender who has served time in prison for having sex with two underage 16 year olds (zorn, 2011). Although Kevin has the social skills as a ten year old the two girls were underage so he received a five-year prison sentence. Kevin is not expected to be put on parole when he is eligible because he has no place to go but his parents.
The music of Marilyn Manson, video nasties, and lack of parental control were all cited.” Two of those three reasons fall into the category of music violence and prove that derogatory words and phrases changes the youth negatively. The youth in todays society are very vulnerable and look up to the artists in the music industry. One study that was recently taken recorded the type of music a group of young adults listened to and their response to it. The study says that “94% reported listening to music daily or almost daily” and of that 94% “69% reported listening to rap music often”(Chen). The study then examined the use of alcohol from the teenagers after listening to rap music.
Should I drink tonight? All my friends drink I might as well join.” Every high school student goes through an experience relating to this event. Underage drinking is a problem in society today, just how big is the problem, the consequences of partaking in underage drinking, why are kids doing it and what can the society as a whole do to reduce the issue. Everyone knows underage drinking is a problem in the US, but just how big is the problem? “Alcohol is so popular that it is the most common used and abused drug among youth in the United States, more than
For example, in April 2006, twenty-three women between the ages of 19 and 24 were arrested for hazing violations; they were all kicked out of school and fined. In addition three other pledges were arrested and charged with underage drinking when they were caught at a sorority house party drunk. The worst two reasons pledges are arrested have to do with underage drinking and hazing. Even though sororities might seem fun, there are many good reasons to not join a college sorority. Many more teenagers have been physically or emotionally hurt because of sororities.
Production of their new caffeinated malt beverage was outsourced to the same contract brewery that makes Mike’s Hard Lemonade. The initial run was financed in part by a $100,000 investment from parents and friends, and by $50,000 in credit card debt. Identifying problems – The mixture of alcohol and caffeine. In September 2010, New Jersey's Ramapo College banned the drink After a Four Loko- infused bender sickened 17 students and six visitors. The next month, Nine students at Central Washington University were hospitalized after mixing excessive amounts of Four Loko with other alcohols.
| The Dangers of Drunk Driving Did you know that when you drive under the influence the likelihood of getting into an accident is 1.4 times more probable than if you did not? The Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that 60 percent of all teen deaths in car accidents are alcohol related. Teens often abuse the power of alcohol resulting in a dangerous situation like DUI. The dangers of drinking and driving can ruin your life forever and can result in fatal crashes where you or others can be killed. Drunk driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
Imagine having a teenager, whom was driving under the influence with at least three times the blood alcohol level of the adult legal limit, seriously injure a close friend or family of yours and then having them be able to get away with no imprisonment due to the fact that they were diagnosed with a mental illness called affluenza. One of these teenagers is 16-year-old Ethan Couch. Coined by two Australian professors, the definition of affluenza is a psychological condition supposedly affecting wealthy and young people, symptoms of which include a lack of motivation, feelings of guilt, and a sense of separation. To my surprise, affluenza is not even a condition that is recognized by the American Psychiatric Association. Yet Ethan Couch, convicted of killing four people and injuring two others, was sentenced to 10 years of probation and long-term therapy instead of a
Leana Berube College Composition Persuasive Essay There is no doubt that underage drinking has been a huge problem in the United States since the ban of prohibition was lifted. There is something about how alcohol is illegal that gives underage drinkers a thrill. Every year around this time, millions of American kids graduate from high school, throw massive parties and get drunk. Police end up arresting a lot of these kids, causing them legal trouble for months or even years. So, every year around this time, there's a new debate about whether the drinking age should lower or even abolish.
Brandon Corris English 60 M. Shahisaman Feb. 7th, 2012 Legal Drinking Age – Argumentative Essay Ever encountered a belligerent drunk that was not of age? Every day more and more underage kids are using, or abusing alcohol. Furthermore, the drinking age should not be lowered to eighteen because less teens will be motivated in taking on the new found responsibilities of a young adult, fatal accidents will surely be increased, and younger and younger kids will be involved in crime. First off, eighteen year olds do not have enough experience with driving or alcohol to be operating anything while under the influence, let alone a motor vehicle. More so, a teenagers body is not matured enough mentally, nor physically, to execute decisions that hold another person’s life, or freedom at stake.
Due to this widespread phenomenon of binge drinking, American college students spend an average of over 5.5 billion dollars a year on alcohol. That is more than they spend on soft drinks, tea, milk, juice, coffee, and all their schoolbooks combined (Kimmel). As of right now we do not have a cure for alcoholism, but there are many ways to treat this disease such as therapy (e.g. Alcoholics Anonymous) and medications to help with dependency (e.g. Antabuse, Depade, and ReVia) (Anderson).