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    Sex Offender Injustice

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    register with the Department of corrections 30 days prior to their release. Depending on the frequency and intensity of crime, the offenders are required to provide and renew their information for 15 years up to life. Some of the data provided such as fingerprints and drivers license are kept confidential. While on the other hand, the offender’s name, address, photograph and crime are available for public viewing. Both the Act's registration and notification requirements are…

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    Sex Offenders

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    Some of these laws have required states to establish database of people who have been convicted of certain sex acts. One of these is the Jacob Wetterling Act. This was enacted back in 1994 which required states to implement a sex offender and crimes against children registry. Megan’s Law amends the Wetterling Act and requires states to establish a notification system notifying the citizens or community of the sex offender. These acts were implemented and name after two children became victim and…

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    Minor Restrictions

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    62 percent of of offences against people. By 2010, the number of juvenile arrests is estimated to double according to the Department of Justice. Murder alone, is expected to increase by 150 percent. These statistics are frightening to many citizens in communities across America. Violence in this day and age is on the rise. Numerous communities want local officials to do something about their teens’ behavior. Officials say teen…

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    women and based on her childhood you can see where she gets her intelligence from. Harris was born on October 20th 1964 in Oakland, Ca to Dr. Shyamala Gopalan Harris, a breast cancer specialist, who emigrated from India and Donald Harris Jamaican American who taught economics at Stanford. Harris also had one younger sister named Maya. Harris graduated from Howard University a historically black college and to Hastings…

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    Teen sexting has been a controversy for years, due to its legal connection to child porn. The two terms have separate definitions, but can overlap depending on the age of the person sending or keeping the message. The definition of child pornography states that any sexually-explicit picture or message of a minor, consensually given or otherwise, will always be child porn and is subject to a criminal charge. This leaves consensually sexting adolescents in a bit of a bad place. They are at risk of…

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    event, but for many teens the night will not end well. Instead of fun, teens experience high blood pressure, brain growth interference, kidney and liver failure, alcohol poisoning, and possibly death. Underage drinking could be more actively prevented; teenagers need more resources available to learn of the negative side effects which include depressive thoughts, decreased brain development, damage to organs, and car accidents. Alcohol damages brain growth, which causes teens who drink to…

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    among drunk teens. Furthermore, no journal found the opposite to be true. Additionally, journals have stated that there are many negatives specifically for teens regarding alcohol. First if one drinks alcohol early on…

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    aggression in minors. Many studies show that it is impossible to find a conclusion of if video games affect teen aggression because nobody can do a proper study to find out (PBS). Researchers believe that it is actually almost impossible to figure out if video games cause violence in teens. To figure it out if video games do increase violence you would have to do a study on a numerous amount of teens. You would have to get them to play violent video games on a regular basis and follow them…

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    Teen Curfew

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    Do curfews really keep teens safe and out of trouble, probably not. The argument based around curfew is essentially centered around the concept that teens will stay out of trouble when forced to stay at home. However, there cases on the opposing side in which curfews actually prevent teens from getting into trouble, but just as many or more cases found teens in performing these criminal activities. In the article, “OP-ED: Why Don’t Youth Curfews Work?” by Mike Males, the issue of the concept of…

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    Media's Influence On Crime

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    Crime rates have an effect on everyone in one way or another. Whether you have experienced criminal activity first hand or have heard of a crime that was committed on some type of mass media resource. According to Jeffrey M. Jones in his article in “Gallup” “Twenty-six percent of Americans say they or another member of their household were the victim of some type of property or physical crime in the last 12 months, ranging from theft to sexual assault, according to Gallup 's index of crime…

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