CJS 240 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2
CJS 240 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2
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Please post your response to the following discussion question by clicking on Reply Are juveniles truly capable of understanding the seriousness and consequences of their actions If so at what age are they capable of understanding At what age should juveniles be tried as adults Explain your answers I believe that any juvenile that does not have a learning disability is more than capable of understanding the seriousness and consequences of their actions I believe that juveniles at the age of twelve are able to comprehend right from wrong The media is raising a lot of children and a lot of juveniles are learning at a fast pace what crime is and how to commit crime If a juvenile can make up his or her mind to commit a crime then it is my belief that they should be punished for it Depending on the seriousness of the crime I believe that juveniles should be tried as adults as early as possible may be 12 or 13 If a juvenile can come up with a way to precisely commit a crime like adults then I don39t see anything wrong with juveniles being tried as adults There needs to be an example set for other juveniles that participate or wants to participate in criminal factitias There needs to be a punishment set for juveniles that will alarm others around them of the consequences of criminal behavior After a certain age children are aware of what they are doing and who they hurt when they are doing so and crime should not be tolerated at any age just my opinion Response 2 The age at which children should be held responsible for their actions is a subject that has been debated throughout history In the US during the late 170039s and 180039s laws stated that children under age 7 were considered incapable of criminal intent Therefore if a child under 7 committed a criminal act they were automatically free from prosecution and punishment However according to those laws children over the age of 7 were treated the same as adults Children were sentenced to prison or even put to death if found guilty of serious crimes The result of these laws was that juries often refused to convict juveniles because of the severe adult penalties that would follow Consequently countless violent juveniles were left at large to terrorize the public Things haven t changed much since then huh Response 3 Based of a juveniles age and their upbringing depends on whether they can truly be capable of understanding the seriousness and the consequences of their actions The younger the juveniles is the less liable they will be able understand what precisely they have done and how but their actions are When a child is raised in a neighbor where crimes are high then they will have a harder time understanding right from wrong I don t think there is really any set age as to when a juvenile should be charged as an adult It all really depends on the crime and the situation whether a juvenile should be charged as an adult DQZ Week 1 D0 2 Due Day 4 Main Forum Please post your response to the following discussion question by clicking on reply Is the participation in delinquent activities a normal part of maturing or are there specific factors that initiate this behavior If taking part in delinquent activities is part of maturing what contributes to the progression from normal adolescent behavior to chronic offending Explain your answers Participation in delinquent activities isn39t a normal part of maturing Some of the specific factors that initiate this behavior is peer pressure low self esteem and geneticsparents not being mature adults and role models Children that contribute in these kinds of behaviors usually have assistance through their peers or have chosen to engage in it because of their own selfish reasons or maybe because of genetics or parents who are not their physically mentally or psychologically to help mold the children Having children around you that are into making trouble for themselves without any concern for the people that care about them or anyone else39s feelings can easily influence a child that is already weak minded and looking for a way to get attention Geneticsparents not being a healthy influence in their children39s life can also lead to delinquent actions because children are in constant need of attention and if a parent is being neglectful or has a history or delinquent behaviors as a child this can affect children in a negative manner The important factor to remember is that with time patience love and the right attention most children would not be so easily influenced to turn delinquent actions as a way to grab and keep attention Children that participate in delinquent activities that progress from normal adolescent behavior to chronic offending have no guidance or support Chronic offending comes from children who have wants and needs that cannot or will not be met so as a result the child acts out in a delinquent manner to obtain these types of things Response 2 I don39t think that a child participating in delinquent activities is a normal part of maturing A child s participation in delinquent activities tends to take place for an approval among the crowd Peer pressure is a major factor in delinquent activities among juveniles Typically if a child grows up in a strong and supportive home they understand what consequences of their actions they are less likely to have delinquent activities Response 3 I feel that some delinquent activity is normal but there is a fine line between minor delinquent activity and major delinquent activity Not all children participate in delinquent activity but those that do don39t necesarily become chronic offenders Those that become chronic offenders don39t learn from there mistakes and participate in delinquent activity over and over Im not sure what contributes to quotnormalquot delinquent activity and someone being a habitual offender but im sure a lot of it has to do with the system not habilitating them and giving them a slap on the wrist I am proud to say that i have not participated in any activity that could have landed me in jail I know many kids that were in and out of the system as juveniles and continued as adults When i ask them why they continue to be a part of the quotsystemquot the common answer is that they don39t see any other way and that it has become second nature I don39t want or wont blame the system completely because people make their own choicesespecially as adults In most cases the parents play a major role in what their children do or don39t do
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