American Teens Against Crime

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    alcohol and legal and illegal substances. Substance abuse affects people worldwide, and alcohol-related motor accidents are the second leading cause of teen death in the United States (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). It is one of the most obvious problems facing the nation, costing over $275 billion in debt each year through health care costs, crime, loss of productivity, and causes more than 130,000 deaths each year. Substance abuse not only effects the user, but also friends and…

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    For the many American citizens that don’t fit the cis-gendered, straight, white, male body; the pursuit of Happiness can be difficult and the American Dream even harder to fulfill. It is a journey filled with many obstacles, such as discrimination and oppression, to reach that state of ‘Happiness’. For many non-white Americans, hate crimes are a particularly common issue that puts the lives of many people of color at risk. According to the 2015 U.S. census, about 22.9% of Americans are non-white…

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    seriousness of their crimes they’ve been accused of. The organization CDFCA has stated…

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    In the article Death Penalty for Teens, Frank W. Heft JR thinks that the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment for teens. While David Smith thinks that the death penalty for teens is not cruel and unusual punishment, they both have different views points about this matter and they do not agree. Heft and Smith disagree on juvenile capital punishment in three different areas, physical maturity which includes age, state law versus federal law, and emotional maturity that refers to the…

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    states after getting their license for the first time teens must be home before a certain time. States believe that giving teenagers curfews will keep them safe on the road. There are ways around the curfew for things such as working late, or emergencies. Teenagers should be allotted the opportunity to not abide by the curfew so long as they have their license. Setting curfews for first time drivers can be considered discriminatory. Not all teens are bound to be involved in criminal activity,…

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    severity of the crime committed. There are several theories about the root causes of young people committing crime but there isn’t one correct answer. Many factors contribute to juvenile delinquency and can vary from family issues to simply not doing well in school. Juvenile delinquency is rising more and more every year and researchers are avidly trying to find out why. One theory about why juveniles commit crimes is the influence of family. How a child is…

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    changes in manner, values and style among teenagers of the 50s was not a passing fad but was here to stay as a growing expression of youth rebellion against the conservative ideals. In the 1950s, parents blamed rock ‘n’ roll for causing juvenile delinquency as it contained sexual connotation. The vulgarism and suggestive choice of words compelled the teens to listen to it repeatedly because their parents restricted it. They really felt that ultimately they had something to cling on…

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    rehabilitating criminals and inmates. Instead, the American prison system produced inmates that were mentally and physically restructured due to a prison atmosphere and substandard treatment from their superiors. The American prison system failed to rehabilitate and properly detain inmates the same moment America continued to regard inmates as irreformable and inferior. It’s caused drastic rises in incarceration rates despite patterns of national crime, helped cause a lack of trust in our penal…

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    begin to understand the value of each one, as well as the consequences for disregarding them. Out of these rules, the most severe consequences come from violating the social norms through acts of crime pertaining to criminal law. Folkways…

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    shows this through Jurors 3 and 10. Equally, Watson and Rose showcase in these texts that prejudice and injustice are prevalent and damaging to society. Everyone affected by Frank’s crimes in Montana 1948 leaves them with a choice between justice and loyalty. These events also bring out the common prejudice against…

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