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Teen Curfew - The intention teenagers are given a curfew of a certain time limit in different states is to limit gang violence and use curfew as a key tool to do so. (Wagner, Matt 2). Curfew is a way to control the teens that have diminutive self control along with little or no parental control. (Hall, Maggie 2). Various amounts of teenagers cannot be confidential to act with such autonomy and accountability. (Love, Dennis 2). Having a curfew indicates who the teenager is and what they do. (Love, Dennis 2). To give other teenagers a sense of where they live or reside and to show how much character they have, teens stay out longer and later to give other teens that sense of doing what they desire....   [tags: Social Issues, Gang Violence] 2455 words
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Teenage Curfew - Having a teenage curfew is ineffective and useless. Many people argue that the curfews are necessary because it will keep young people out of trouble. They also say that teenagers are more likely to get in trouble late than they would during daylight. Teens are looked at as the age group that causes the most trouble, and society targets them when it comes to matter for crime, however many people believe that teens are responsible for a large percentage of crimes and that having a curfew in effect will help lower crime rates....   [tags: Juvenile Crime] 699 words
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Curfew: Worth It Or Not - Curfew: Worth It Or Not The Curfew is not being enforced, imprisons you, and does not prevent kids who are over 17 to commit crimes. There is always no one to enforce the curfew, and it is hard to enforce. You feel as you are in a prison, you should have control over your own life, and government should not tell you what to do. Finally, kids 17 years and younger do not commit crimes. Curfew is not possible to enforce because you can not tell by just looking at someone and saying that they are 17 years or younger....   [tags: essays research papers] 475 words
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Teenage Curfew Leads to Trouble Not Safety - They are out there causing trouble, drinking, smoking, and having sex. The teenagers: feared by parents all around the world. That is not the reality; the majority of teenagers will not be out looking for trouble. On a typical Friday night teenagers will be hanging out with their friends, catching up with everything that has gone on during the week. Why do parents fear for their teenager’s lives. So often we hear about violent crimes and things that go bump in the night, but do we think that the problems can be solved by a magical curfew....   [tags: Crime ]
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The Child Curfew Debate - A long time ago the area now known as our home, the United States of America, got discovered. This unearthing of new ground eventually brought about hope for many individuals seeking a new and diverse life. By the mid to late 1800s America attracted many Europeans. These immigrants strived for an opportunity to make a living with great possibilities, and without negative government interference. Anyone would consider it an understatement to claim that America, during this time, contained great hope for the future of its inhabitance....   [tags: Parenting Law Legal Children] 1897 words
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Curfews Should Be Eliminated - ... Therefore, with the exception of Marshall Law, adults have the right to travel and assemble freely as long as they are not breaking laws, disturbing the peace, or causing harm to others so youth should also. It is the position of many proponents of legal curfews that these laws keep unsavory youth from roaming the streets unsupervised and breaking laws. Is this true. Maybe, however, how can the police or any law enforcement identify unsavory law breaking youth from law abiding youth. Would a black male teenager with baggy pants be more likely to be stopped than a white female wearing “church clothes”....   [tags: Curfews Violate First Amendment Rights]
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The Importance of Youth Curfews - The Importance of Youth Curfews A short definition of a curfew is a time of night that if you are under 18 , 16 or whatever the age is, or you are not with an adult, you would be fined and taken home. Do we need them. This is a good question because there are so many different opinions. I will be trying to cover most of these opinions in the text you are about to read. Curfews, what are they. A curfew is a time of day or night, usually around 8 or 9 o’clock, where you have to be off the streets if you are under a certain age (around 16 or 18 would be normal)....   [tags: Free Essays] 391 words
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Curfews: What's the Point? - Curfews: What's the Point. The 14th amendment of the United States Constitution states that any state shall not “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws" (Legal). However, many cities and states in the US currently enforce curfew laws that deny young teens under the age of 18 their right to be in public places or to drive after certain hours. These laws are punishing minors for exercising their constitutional rights in the same way that adults do without such punishment; they are mostly causing no harm, and do not deserve to be discriminated against by the government in the way they are....   [tags: social issues] 913 words
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Teen Curfews are NOT Necessary - Teen Curfews are NOT Necessary “In one study the average adult surmised that teens amount for forty-three percent of all violent crimes, when in reality the number is only a mere thirteen percent, and this number is made up of only half a percent of minors.” (Stoup, Page 1) Teenagers should not be forced to follow a ridged time schedule because of a curfew. Curfews severely reduce the amount of time that minors have to do things like youth events or church groups. Some people believe that youth are inexperienced drivers that cause accidents and that a curfew would limit these accidents....   [tags: miscellaneous]
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Juveline Curfews Do Not Reduce Crime - Juveline Curfews Do Not Reduce Crime When you hear politicians and police talking about getting tough on "juvenile crime," you may imagine a school shooting, like those that have occurred in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Springfield Oregon. Others may recall TV clips of young people, sometimes covered by masks or paper bags to hide their identities, being dragged away in handcuffs, as the television speaks of charges ranging from rape to robbery. But in America today, more kids are arrested for curfew law violations then any other single category of crime, including all violent crimes combined....   [tags: Free Example Essays] 414 words
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paintball - The San Diego politicians are waging a War of Intolerance and you are the victims. They have passed laws that outlaw skate boarding, dancing, and even cruising. And there is no end in sight. There latest law of intolerance is the San Diego Juvenile curfew. The teen curfew forbids people under 18 from being out past 10 pm. In June of 1997, that curfew was ruled unconstitutional by a Federal Court. So what did the City Council do. They simply revised the curfew by adding some narrow exceptions. 20 days later we started to fight back....   [tags: essays research papers] 1584 words
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Juvenile Delinquents - ... Tona Trollinger analyzes juvenile curfews. A curfew is one possible action that can be taken place for both the delinquent and the community safety. In her journal, “The Juvenile Curfew: Unconstitutional Imprisonment,” she discusses practical and natural obligations of the law regarding curfews. The proper term in the law would be prudential and constitutional objections. She states, the law gives insight on the outcomes of these juveniles that go against the law and choose to do what they want to do....   [tags: Government, Community Safety]
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The Chicago Seven Trial - One of the many excitements in the news during the late sixties was the “Chicago Seven” Trial. People read about this crazy trial and the outlandish events that took place in the courtroom from the defendants wearing judicial robes to crude names and accusations directed towards the Judge. Who could we possibly expect to act so unruly in a place of order and justice. Why, the “Chicago Seven” of course. The events that led up to this trial all began with Democratic Convention of 1968 which took place in Chicago, Illinois....   [tags: Trial Review]
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Penetanguishene Charter Violation - In Penetanguishene, the law now says that anyone under 16 out after 12am will be taken home. This was on VR News tonight, the reasons they listed--a skate park had been graffitied and a park bench was slightly burned in a fire. These all seem a little light to me, I guess to a town of less than 9000 people, it's very severe, but is that an excuse to defy the Constitutional rights of Canadians. I have so many problems with this, I don't know where to begin. I think I'll start with the Charter, section 15....   [tags: essays research papers] 503 words
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The United States' Treatment of Japanese Americans During World War II - On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9066 allowing the military to exclude “any and all persons” from designated areas of the country as needed for national defense. These “any and all persons” were Japanese Americans, 2/3 citizens and 1/3 aliens, and the designated area was the West Coast of the United States. The Executive Order to place the Japanese living in the United States into internment camps was deemed necessary due to the recent attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, by Japan....   [tags: U.S. History] 1201 words
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Noncustodial Sentences - Advantages and Disadvantages of Noncustodial Sentences Non-Custodial Sentences A non custodial order is a sentence given to an offender who has committed a less serious crime. The offender is given community orders rather than imprisonment. If the offender breaks any of the below orders then they will be re-sentenced and this is likely to result in them being given a heavier order or even a prison sentence. The types of non custodial orders available are; * Community rehabilitation order (previously called 'probation order' and unhelpfully changed to this inferior new name) * Community punishment order (previously called 'community service order' - ambiguous but at least not absurd) * Community Punishment and Rehabilitation Order (previously the obtuse but at least not farcical 'combination order') * Curfew order * Attendance centre order * Supervision order Community Rehabilitation Order This order involves being supervised by a probation officer....   [tags: Papers] 2293 words
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Basic Rights - Basic Rights When the Declaration of Independence was written over 200 years ago we called ourselves free. Then came the issue with black people being slaves. Then after Abraham L. signed the emancipation proclamation, we again called ourselves free. But then women were banned from voting, after that was fixed we once again call ourselves free. But one minority still is not and they are America's young adults. The problem is that youth in America have fewer rights than adults and have their rights violated more often....   [tags: Papers] 1230 words
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The story of Korematsu - ... He then used his power over these military zones to set the curfews and to require people of Japanese Ancestry to report to Assembly Centers. After each side in Hirabayashi’s case had argued, the Supreme Court met to discuss the case. Justices Douglas, Rutledge, and Murphy were very reluctant to support the United States Government in this case, raising concerns of racism and violation of their Equal protection and due process rights. Chief Justice Stone was able to convince all three to join him in supporting the government, but Justice Murphy chose to write a concurring opinion in which he complained that the case “goes to the very brink of constitutional power.” Murphy would go on to be an important figure in the other Korematsu cases....   [tags: UNited States, Case, Supreme Court] 1305 words
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The Crisis at Kent State University - The Vietnam War marked an era of heartbreak and tragedies. On of the most significant of these is the crisis at Kent State University in Ohio. This was a direct result to President Richard Nixon’s decision to send troops into Cambodia without interacting with congress. Protests were held before the crisis at hand and rallies followed. The Mayor of the city of Kent, Leroy Stratom, called in the National Guard, who, on May 4th, killed four students. The question that remains unanswered is why the National Guard fired on a crowd of young people and who was really responsible....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Kent State Riots - ... On May 1st a demonstration was held on the school grounds to show the opposition towards the war as a student burned the Constitution and another burned his draft card. Protests ran throughout the night, as violence poured out of bars. Shops were broken into and bottles thrown at the authorities trying to gain control of the situation. On May 2nd people stood and watched as the students burned the ROTC building, a surefire exposition against the military, slashing the hose to prevent anyone from interrupting the fire, as the building burned down to wispy ashes....   [tags: Kent State University, militry action, violence] 776 words
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Coming of Age in Society - When growing up most of us has heard the saying, “the apple does not fall far from the tree.” This quote is intended to tell a child that he or she is reflecting a trait similar to their parent. This quote does not only reflect children as they mirror their parents, but also how a society mirrors its government. As a child grows, he or she is taught to act a certain way through reinforcements given by the parents. Reinforcements can be either positive or negative. A parent gives their child a yellow sticker to reward him or her for picking up their toys....   [tags: Growing Up] 595 words
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The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury - The short story The Pedestrian is an intriguing story that takes place in the future. This story suggests that if the world continues the progress that it is now then we will become no more than humans who are doing nothing with our lives. It shows how people would seclude themselves from others and begin to stop caring for others. Is this actually a possibility in the future. In this short story there is a man by the name of Mr. Mead who doesn’t necessarily do the same as everyone else. In this future based story, there is a curfew for everyone at which they should begin to watch TV....   [tags: Ray Bradbury, The Pedestrian] 485 words
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Pushing the Limits - Pushing the Limits Late one Friday night in the fall of 1995, while I was hanging out with the girls, my laughter stopped short as Jenny Williams’ large grandfather clock struck one time loudly throughout the old farmhouse. Our laughter and fun came to a halt. My parents’ curfew as well as my school driver’s permit curfew had long expired. Curfew would not have been an issue that night because most fifteen-year-olds would have been at home in bed. Because of my right to drive, my pride in being one of the few freshmen with their school permit came with its own benefits as well as consequences....   [tags: Personal Narrative Papers] 1146 words
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Cars - Cars One of the most important steps in becoming an adult is your first car. When you have a car, you don’t need to rely on other people for rides to and from where you want to go. You also learn a great deal, thus making you a more responsible person. I live in Putney, a small town in southeastern Vermont, but I worked and went to school in Brattleboro. Brattleboro is a slightly larger town about a half an hour south of Putney. Since we had to keep stopping to pick up kids, the bus ride to school took an hour....   [tags: Personal Narrative Driving Transportation Essays] 1479 words
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Police Brutality in Anywhere, USA - After our marching band's performance at a football game was cancelled because of lightning, about six or seven of the band members (including a few student leaders) sat around shooting the breeze, not fighting, not smoking, not drinking, not being loud. An unmarked police car rolled up and our conversation stopped as we turned our attention to him. In an acrid and condescending tone, the policeman pointed a finger to the exit of the parking lot and said, "Out." "Okay, just give us a moment to figure out what we can do," we replied....   [tags: Ferguson, Missouri ] 754 words
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Orality and the Problem of Memory - Orality and the Problem of Memory It’s Friday night. You are out with your friends and glance at your watch only to notice you are already twenty minutes past curfew. An images pops into your mind of both your parents sitting in front of the door waiting to greet you. Seeing as how you are late, this is the last thing you want to occur. You are afraid. You do not want a face-to-face confrontation. You know what this type of communication will entail – emotion, anger, punishment, involvement – you directly living the consequences of your experience....   [tags: Hobart Schiffman Communication Essays] 1483 words
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Palestinian Christians: The Unknown Victims - Palestinian Christians: The Unknown Victims Johnny Yousef George Thaljieh has become known as the "Martyr of the Nativity Church." He was not a suicide bomber or even a stone thrower, just a 17-year-old kid who belonged to the small Palestinian Christian minority that is often forgotten in what is seen as a war between Muslims and Jews. There was a shooting that day in late October 2001, as there often is between Beit Jala and the Jerusalem suburb of Gilo, but none near the Nativity Church. As his mother says, “Nothing was done to make the Israeli sniper think Johnny was a threat.” He had just been to church and was playing with his 4-year-old cousin in Manger Square when the bullet struck him with a fatal blow....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Chicago Seven - The Chicago Seven 1968 was one of the most turbulent years in America history. The Vietnam War became the longest war in U. S. history. American casualties were higher than 30,000. Anti-war protests grew larger and louder on college campuses. At Columbia, students took control of the office of the President and held three persons hostage to protest the school's connection to the defense Department. Following the April assassination of Martin Luther King in Memphis riots happened in 125 cities leaving 46 dead....   [tags: essays research papers] 1701 words
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Detroit Riots -      Many civil disorders have erupted across the United States. Racial tensions were at a highpoint in the 1960’s with riots and looting throughout the major cities in the United States. This was not such a problem in the rural areas but the urban areas had serious racial problems between black and white people. Throughout the 1960’s blacks and whites clearly demonstrated that they had many problems living segregated in the urban areas. It was a civil explosion that you can clearly see from the Detroit riots in 1967....   [tags: essays research papers] 1367 words
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Kent State - Thirty Years Later- Kent State Thirty years later, just after noon, the Victory Bell again rings through the green grass of Kent State University's Commons. The bell rings twenty-seven times; one toll for each of the four students killed and nine wounded by the Ohio National Guard May 4, 1970, and 14 times in solidarity for the two students murdered and twelve wounded by Mississippi Highway Patrol at Jackson State University May 15, 1970 Kent State University officials stopped holding Commemoration ceremonies in 1975, but dedicated students have kept the ideals represented by the Kent State shootings alive....   [tags: essays research papers] 2493 words
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The Power Struggle - Many human beings have been involved in a power struggle of some sort since the beginning of time. Between power in the business world, classroom, and government it is often clear who is subordinate and who is dominant. Subordinates may at times feel powerless; however, they can gain satisfaction out of aesthetics and hidden transcripts because of the personal freedoms it represents to them. James Scott wrote an essay, "Behind the Official Story", which is a discussion of subordinates and their relationship with dominants....   [tags: Nafisi] 1946 words
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Intermediate Community Sanction: Home Confinement and Electronic Monitoring - Punishment has evolved from the days of waiting to be hung to the sophisticated prison systems of today. However prisons in the United States are crowded and costly and they are not always appropriate for all offenders, especially those that have committed minor offenses. In the last couple of decades new methods of punishment has been developed for the minor offender. These fall under the category of intermediate community sanction and consist of electronic monitoring and home confinement. These punishments have proven very useful in dealing with minor offenders, pretrial confinement and others in need of supervision....   [tags: criminal justice] 1576 words
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Skipping the Turnstile - When I was 14 years old, in ninth grade of high school, I loved spending time with friends. The only problem was I didn't really get along with many of my classmates or the kids in my neighborhood. I had to find friends in other places, so I would travel every day from my school in mid-town Manhattan to lower Manhattan where I had made many friends that were similar to me. I always ended up hanging out much later than I should have. My curfew was 9:00 PM, which is probably later than it should have been at my age, but I thought it was too early....   [tags: Autobiography, Personal Experience] 1022 words
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Corrections :Retribution or Rehabilitation - You Decide - Punishment Today our criminal justice system has a multitude of options when dealing with those who are convicted of offenses; fines, probation, community service, short term sentences in jail or longer sentences in a variety of different level prisons and the ultimate punishment is still death. Our goals are clear and direct, stop the behavior, make restitution, teach new skills and for many rehabilitate through therapy, drug and/or alcohol counseling. Unfortunately there are those that are deemed unredeemable and unfit to ever return to society and they are either confined in prison until their natural death or sentenced to die by the order of the state or government....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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