The media revealed that the students played a lot of violent video games, including "Wolfenstein 3D," "Doom," and "Mortal Kombat." (Howstuffworks.com) In today's ultra-violent media world, it appears there's plenty of blame to go around. There are documented cases on how they were high school shootings and that the teenagers who went on that rampage, played video games before they did the horrible act; But that is all that they said. No background about their physical health, or any physiological things that are in their mind. Those kids could have anger problems, schizophrenia, depression, ect.
Adults believe that kids are a danger to society behind the wheel of a motor vehicle because of all the accidents they cause. They believe that they are not ready to drive a car because their brains haven’t fully developed yet. However accidents caused by 16 year old kids have been on the decline. In 1975 there were 8000 deaths caused by teenage drivers but in 2010 there were 3115 deaths caused by teenage driving. Also 4 in 5 16 year old drivers do not get in an accident (Robinson).
Their judgment is very poor and they only see a part of the politics and then they vote, whitout thinking about the reasons and fact of this. Secondly people under 18 year’s haven’t a clear mind to vote for the next leader in our country. A recent Harvard study revealed that the frontal lobe — the part of the brain that controls reasoning and judgment — remains largely undeveloped until well into a person’s twenties. With this study we can determinate that the majority of the people under 20 cant reason or judge like the people of 21 an over. Also other people think that only because teens have sex, they have the judgment and knowledge to vote for the person that is going to be the leader of the country.
Minors should not be tried as adults because they have not experienced the world like adults have, and they are not competent enough to go through or understand a trial. Many argue that minors should be tried as adults because they know what they are doing, and since society is changing and it’s not how it used to be 10 years ago, minors should be tried as adults for the reason that they need to learn their lesson and realize the crime they did was wrong. But in a recent study examining the mental health of minors after being tried as adults says, “66% of youth processed in adult criminal court had at least one psychiatric disorder and 43% had two or more types of disorders”. Another study was done for adults and it said, “less than 35% of adult males have a psychiatric disorder compared to 64% of transferred Youth”. I compared the two studies, and you can see that minors being tried as an adult have more of a chance to at least one psychiatric disorder.
From its peak in 1993 to 2001, the juvenile arrest rate for murder fell 70% (2001). During 2001, it is estimated that 202,500 juveniles were arrested for drug abuse violations. The percentage reached an astounding rate of 121% during the years of 1992 to 2001 (2006). Simple assault reached an all-time high during 2001. It was also discovered that females made up 28% of the total of juvenile arrests.
There is an estimated 200,000 youth prosecuted as adults every year. (Cardwell,2007) The youth that are tried as adults do not get rehabilitated and their chances of recidivism increases with every day they are in an adult facility. They are subjected to the influence of adult offenders on a daily basis. Adult jails will just teach them how to be more violent and get away with more serious crimes. Juvenile offenders are still very impressionable and interacting with the violent and hardened criminals does not give them the tools to survive in normal society and become productive citizens.
Two hundred and fifty thousand juveniles are tried and sentenced for their crimes as adults every year in the United States. It would seem that courtrooms are taking these juvenile cases with the significance they deserve but with only half of the average yearly rate of juvenile arrests being tried in an adult courtroom, questions about how seriously public safety has come into consideration in the United States. Juveniles who commit violent crimes should always be tried as adults in the courtroom. These numbers have had an extensive impact in the United State’s juvenile judicial system. Semple and Woody (2011) stated that with a rise of violent crimes committed by juveniles, 49 out of the 50 states transferred their juvenile offenders
At his high school, Jack is frequently ridiculed and tormented Cohen 2 by a bully who makes several attempts to get into a fight with Jack. Each time, Jack backs off from the bully and uses his words and wit to get the bully to subside. After Tom killed the two men at his diner, the bully cracks a mean comment about Jack’s father and that was the final straw for Jack. Jack beat the bully up very badly. Up until this point in the movie, the audience would never have guessed that Jack
Introduction Juvenile delinquents are defined as children or adolescents who engage in illegal acts. Even with that definition attached to those who are labeled; it does not imply that all adolescents, who break the law, are doomed to lead a life full or crime. Interestingly, studies find that when teenagers are asked confidentially and directly about breaking a law, almost all of the teenagers who took part in the study, admitted to committing some sort of offense. Most of the teenagers involved in the study were one and done when it came to offenses, there were a small percentage that became repeat offenders. Without intervention and rehabilitative treatment may be at risk for a lifetime of being involved within the criminal justice system.
In America, it seems many teenagers are inclined to act disrespectful to one another. The saying that teenagers should respect one another seems to have disappeared or vanished. What has taken over and replaced this attitude on teenagers is disobedience and rudeness. Some may be influenced by their friends, or may be the lack of discipline from their parents. In result, lack of discipline from parents along with mimicking their friends’ attitudes toward one another exemplifies few factors that influences teen rudeness.