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Child crime

Smash! The sound of your car window being shattered just before your stereo, CD’s and other personal items are stolen. Crime has always been a continuous problem in society without any real solution. Society has shifted its efforts from prevention of crime to the question of what punishment to set for offenders after they have committed the crime. Society has treated crimes committed by children with the same thinking as those committed by adults, punishment not prevention. Parents bare some responsibility for the crimes their children commit and the prevention of such crimes. The idea of parents being partially responsible for their children’s crimes has raised much opposition. Many who oppose parent responsibility believe that since the parent is not actually physically committing the crime that they should not bear any responsibility or punishment. More ardently oppose the parents being held responsible because the parents would be receiving harsher punishments then the children who actually committed the crimes. Those opposing the law also raise concern about the effectiveness of such a law, which holds parents responsible, on diminishing crimes committed by children. One of the largest concerns being raised is how the law distinguishes between good parents with uncontrollable teens and bad parents who just don’t care. One final thought was raised to my attention which is that children are not bad and parents have not failed them, but that society has failed to create after school activities for children forcing them to mischief. I feel knowledgeable of such viewpoints and understand where such opposition comes from, but also feel that because of such understanding and knowledge of said viewpoints I am fully equipped to write such a law addressing concerns raised by opposition of parental responsibility laws. Now that I’ve given you many of the opposing views to a law holding parents responsible for their c...

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