They don’t have acceptable role models and often come from broken homes. When children are raised without structure and supervision, they are forced to make choices they are unprepared and unqualified to make. These choices include: how to make money for the family, what to make of their free time, how to protect themselves and how to fit in with peers. The criminal justice system must work with local officials and educators to bring hope and stability to these communities. Police officers need to become role models instead of authority figures in these ‘at risk’ neighborhoods.
The YCJA should not be amended by Bill C-10, to be tougher on youth offenders because jail doesn’t work, to incarcerate youth because it is costly, and because the YCJA’s founding principles would deteriorate if Bill C-10 were to be passed. Jail does not work and never has. The Youth Criminal Justice Act was implemented to replace the Young Offenders Act to keep youth out of jail but is now being amended to put more youth in jail. This concept is flawed because, to reiterate, jail does not work. What works is providing services for mentally ill patients, rehabilitating prisoners, and reintegrating newly released prisoners into society.
How to Prevent People from Joining Gangs? Many parents and people wonder or worry how to prevent kids from joining a gang. Some people do not even know what gang is, everybody has their own way to explain the meaning in a unique way. Dictionary.com describes a gang as “a group of youngsters or adolescents who associate closely, often exclusively, for social reason, especially such a group engaging in delinquent behavior.” Gangs are a very serious problem and legal guardian play a key role to make sure their youngster does not become a part of a gang. The absence of parents who work too many hours and do not pay attention to their child’s life, practically they leave the streets to raise them.
The portion of society that chose not to by weapons would lock themselves in their homes and only leave when absolutely needed. Society became frightened and crime rates tripled. Police stopped doing foot patrol and only responded to crime and 911 calls. Police responded to crime however they did not prevent crime from taking place. Today with more and more crimes happening and people feeling less in control these situations that happened in the 60’s are nevertheless taking place now.
Prisons can never give the same education or love from a single parent home. Morse gives examples of cases of single parents, but this does not mean it is a problem. I have known professionals who have been raised by only one parent and have not been affected. I believe that the important thing to avoid kids to fall in crime is communication. When parents fail to communicate with their children they do not know where the children are, what their activities, or who their friends are more likely to be absent from school and having delinquent friends that make them behave the same way.
Lots of adolescents don’t have the family support to let them know that there is a better life outside of their community. With hard work and dedication anything is possible. The duties of being a juvenile probation officer are to supervise the offenders after they have been released from jail or have been set to probation after receiving a ticket. To supervise is to be responsible for the juveniles so they stay on the right track and do not commit the same crime. As a probation officer one must meet on a regular basis with the juvenile and their family to talk about the problems the adolescent is having and try to find a solution to fix the problem.
They find that once their not getting caught everything is alright. This is not exactly so because crime does not do anything for them, though they may think it does. Many criminals may not notice but crime does not pay a dime because the truth will always find you. All the stolen goods they would have accumulated would not have meant anything to the bail or jail time they would have to deal with when caught. Criminals end up in jail and their whole lives are usually lost, they’re ‘Left to the Cells’.
They are more at risk for dependence on drugs and alcohol and contracting any disease and they have no access to medicine, food and warm housing. Homeless individuals have no housing to protect them from physical violence and even rape and that can cause emotional problems and it can lead them to have behavior problems, which they can end up in jail. Also is hard for them to hold a job because they are not getting a good night sleep, no clothes to wear, no food and a place to live. Homelessness has an impact on the community by having to operate and maintain homeless support services programs, the community that complain to the government about homeless and then they adopt stricter laws, some homeless will be forced to find alternate places to live and sleep such as behind buildings, in doorways of businesses and this affect the community. What key policy changes have led to the current Western Australia social housing sector?
For instance, you called the police because your husband just assaulted you. This example was used because the mindset that most couples have is that the police should never be called in order to address a domestic violence situation; thus, the victim of this type of violence suffers on a consistent basis. Law-enforcement involvement with minorities is rarely voluntary. Most minorities only call the police as a last resort; therefore, when the police are called the situation is usually out of control. The main reason presented for minority citizens not calling for police assistance is the belief that everyone involved in the situation will be arrested.
Parents and educators have established partnerships, in order to promote anti-bullying programs, because this is an issue that might cause victims psychological problems for a lifetime. Usually, teenagers who suffer this kind of abuse never tell to their parents, maybe for fear of what could happen or because they were threatened by the perpetrators. As a consequence, these teenagers suffer alone because they do not have someone with whom they might talk. Because bullying problems has become a more frequent issue each day, it has called people’s attention. Approximately Approx40% to 80% of the school-age children experience bullying during their academic career, but only 20% to 40% of bullied people report incidents.