Other countries with low drinking ages do not have major health problems concerning alcohol and their young adults, thus proving alcohol is not necessarily unhealthy for developing young adults. The Federal Government should lower the legal drinking age to eighteen because citizens are treated as adults at eighteen so they are mature enough to vote, get married, go to war, and be prosecuted as adults so they should be able to buy alcohol. The law pushes students to drink in private places to avoid trouble, and with adults non-existent, inexperienced heavy drinking, assault, and sexual misconduct is far more likely to occur. Students find it very hard to get along with college faculty and police officers because of the harsh penalties students receive from them. Among young adults the high drinking age is a very unpopular law, thus faculty and police who are responsible for the enforcement the law become unpopular, creating animosity between students and their officials.
When someone tells me not to do something, it makes me want to do it more. If I'm allowed to do something I don't do it as much, because I know I can do it whenever, without consequences. Most teens are scared of getting caught and calling their parents to come get them, because they can't drive home. So teens get in their cars and drive home, avoiding getting in trouble. If the drinking age was lowered, they would legally be allowed to drink.
The author did a great job explaining the hereditary factors, effects to the body, and ways to prevent underage drinking. Facts on hereditary really drew me in because I could use that in my paper so teens know that they aren’t only hurting themselves but possibly their future offspring. Also, I would definitely use this source because it gives ways to stop and lower the number of underage drinkers. Hyde, Margaret O., and John F. Setaro. Alcohol 101: An Overview for Teens.
3. The families of victims should be considered and be allowed closure and justice for their loss. My position is that teenagers who commit murder, especially heinous murders, should be tried as adults. Teenagers should really think twice because I really don’t believe that our brain development has anything to do with it. Because if you can be sexually active at 16 or at younger age you know
Then it would be where the person itself would not be incarcerated but given help to change the outcomes of their thought so that the risk of them committing a crime is lowered. Which I somewhat agree with them; however I know some people can use that to their advantage to commit something and get away with it without the possibility of getting incarcerated. According to "Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological" (2013), " if bad brains do cause bad behavior, if brain dysfunction raises the odds that somebody will become a criminal offender — a violent offender — and if the causes of the brain dysfunction come relatively early in life ... should we fully hold that adult individual responsible?” (para. 7). It was explained that there could be plenty of factors that go on when it comes to this kind of behavior which may include birth complications or things that someone was exposed to at a young age that could cause such a reaction to the mindset of
These systems are made to view things from every angle possible and notice that the individual made good faith efforts to follow the law, who knows what will happen. A lot of victims have been thrown under the bus due to not using their rights of Crime victims. Judges will care less to hear a plea, which states that a victim has a right to be heard. I personally think that no matter how late the victim trail start after time it was schedule to start they should be heard. The court system will overlook these things if you do not know your rights as a victim.
Juvenile punishment If the crime juvenile commits has something to do with drugs, alcohol problem or steeling they should not be tried as adults. This is something that can be rehabilitated and they can learn not to do it in the future. Addiction could be hard, but juvenile do learn from their mistakes and their minds has endless amount of room to grow. They shouldn’t be spending their life behind the bar if it is something that can be controlled and not harm anyone. Homicide is another story, and it leaves a scar on youth forever.
I think this would be an effective deterrent for others who might consider drunk driving because they might not have been through the experience of alcohol yet, so don’t really know how to forget about the consequences unlike some of the individuals who have already forgotten about it, and only thinking about the good time alcohol provides. 5. No, the death penalty is not merited for drunk driving because although I would like to enforce it on all the drunk drivers in the world, it just doesn’t seem that reasonable. So, in my law, I came up with the idea to give them a warning of “death” so that they get very frightened. And I’d like to keep them alive so their mistake haunts them forever, and are constantly reminded of their consequences due to their actions…causing a family or loved one to feel such grief just because they wanted a fun night out and didn’t think anything bad would happen to them.
People may feel like it would do more harm than good. The fact is, however, that the drug users themselves are to blame for taking these benefits away from the family members that truly need it. If we were to look at this from another view it might make more sense. In the workplace, for instance, if you fail a drug test, there is a simple solution……no job. It would make sense to do the same for public assistance.
The other way is helping adolescents, teenagers, and young adults only to associate themselves with peer groups that can only positively influence their values and behaviors when growing up. Advertisements should also be made in such as the way they only reach their intended target market while at the same time encouraging people to drink responsibly. New and better laws, policies and strategies should be introduced and fully implemented, so as to discourage and control the consumption of alcohol by individuals below the legal drinking age limit (Bonnie & O’Connell 67). Nevertheless, under age drinking can be associated with undesirable consequences such as brain damage, death, depression, aggressive behaviors, injuries, and violence, among others. It is therefore only rational and prudent if all the relevant stakeholders, starting with the government up to the teenagers to join hands so as to discourage and control underage drinking.