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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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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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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 - “A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither.” ~ Thomas Jefferson. This quote epitomizes my position that curfews should be eliminated. Liberty is a concept in political philosophy that means human beings are able to govern themselves and behave according to their own free will. Curfews ignore the idea of liberty and have not proven themselves as a successful tool against juvenile crime and yet are popularly utilized throughout the United States....   [tags: Curfews Violate First Amendment Rights]
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Do Curfews Keep Teens Out of Trouble? - ... Two of the cities, San Antonio and Houston, had both day and night curfews. The results for the night curfews indicated that out of thirty-eight relations between curfew implementation and crime rates, four showed a significant decrease in crime, two showed a significant increase in crime, and thirty-two showed no significant change. For the cities with day curfews, eighteen relations between curfew implementation and crime rates were investigated. None showed a significant decrease in crime, and sixteen showed no significant change....   [tags: juvenile crime, regulation]
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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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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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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 w...   [tags: social issues] 913 words
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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: Juvenile Crime Essays] 414 words
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Approaches to Solving Juvenile Delinquency - Throughout generations the rate of delinquency has rocketed. The government has reformed different laws and amendments to protect the community. Delinquency has been taken advantage and will remain to, if the proper action isn't taken place. If the government has such an authoritative power, why are the numbers still increasing. The first priority of the government shouldn’t be the safety of community, but the imprisonment or the captivity of the individuals performing the careless acts. From the day the juvenile has been given a sentence till the day the sentence has expired this individual should be given extra attention to....   [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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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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The story of Korematsu - December 7, 1941 was a “date which will live in infamy” according to then President Franklin D. Roosevelt. History has proved him right. The surprise attack on the Naval Base at Pearl Harbor killed over 2,000 people and also destroyed valuable U.S. resources. The next day in front of a Joint Session of Congress, FDR gave his historical “Infamy” speech, and Congress promptly declared war on Japan. This attack completely removed support for the “isolationist” and “neutrality” movements, and not long after the other Axis Powers Italy and Germany had declared War on the United States....   [tags: UNited States, Case, Supreme Court] 1305 words
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Parental Responsibility Laws and Juvenile Justice - ... Although outdated and in need of substantial improvements, I think that the current juvenile justice system is worth continuing. The juvenile justice system not only imprisons offenders, but provides at risk youths the opportunity to possibly benefit from rehabilitative programs such as scared straight, or related programs that can redirect, and provided juvenile offenders with other options. Many of today’s youth are in fact victims themselves choosing to join gangs or simply associate with persons that are not positive role models simply because their home life is unbearable and to them appear to be the lesser of the two evils....   [tags: Juvenile Justice System]
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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...   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 2293 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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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 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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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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Kent State Riots - As May 4th comes around every year, some recall the horrifying events that happened at Kent State University years ago. They recall the tragic deaths that occurred on that day. The events that took place in the Kent State University riots may have produced a different ending had the events that led to it been different. The first of the events being, what led to the riots, the second, how violent the riots had erupted into, and one of the biggest thing that could have created a different outcome, the military action that led to the disputed ending....   [tags: Kent State University, militry action, violence] 776 words
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Three Ways Police and Probation Officers can Reduce Gang Violence - ... The final suggestion for police officers is to implement a curfew on all minors. For the most part, teens are going to be considered adults once they turn eighteen. Even then, teens are still going out and committing crimes they shouldn’t. The only reason that teens should be out past ten in the evening is if they are out for a school related function. For example, soccer games, a band concert, a cheerleading competition, etc. What should the consequences be if they fail to comply with protocol....   [tags: neutral zone, teen gangs, police officers]
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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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Corrections: Rehabilitation Is More Effective Than Retribution vs - 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: Pro Criminal Rehabilitation Essays]
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Power Outages Due to Typhoons in the Phillippines - ... Lastly, there are times especially during weekends and after school hours when the café is unable to accommodate the number of incoming customers. In instances when there are occurrences of power outage the café remains closed and unable to operate and will only resume providing its services once the supply of electricity becomes stable, if the power outage lasts for a whole day the cafe receives no income and is in need to make up for its loss. Because of the fact that this kind of business enterprise relies heavily on electricity....   [tags: Typhoon Season, Power Outages, Wet Season]
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Gray's “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” - “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” is a poem composed by Thomas Gray over a period of ten years. Beginning shortly after the death of his close friend Richard West in 1742, “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” was first published in 1751. This poem’s use of dubbal entendre may lead the intended audience away from the overall theme of death, mourning, loss, despair and sadness; however, this poem clearly uses several literary devices to convey the author’s feelings toward the death of his friend Richard West, his beloved mother, aunt and those fallen soldiers of the Civil War....   [tags: Literature]
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Bottom-up Social Movements - Egypt 2011 - Introduction: A recent “bottom-up” social movement that attempted to challenge global inequality is the Arab Spring, which involved many countries engaging in similar protests. A specific case within the Arab Spring movement is the Egypt Revolution, which set out to accomplish specific goals and managed to achieve many of them including the resignation of government officials and regimes as well as the abolishment of oppressive laws. The Egypt Revolution is an example of how “bottom-up” social movements can be successful in many ways, while also emphasizing how major social change does take time, perseverance and nurturance....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Impact of Social Media on Relationships - Social networking can connect strangers across the world. As the evolution of communication continues, technology progresses and social networking grows. Social networks like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook have grown to have billions of users. In fact in today’s society, it is necessary or nearly expected to use one if not all of these technological communication networks. The increasing use of social networking has had both a negative and positive effect on communication in relationships....   [tags: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube]
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Computer Software called Shadow Defender - ... This is important because the owner himself looks for solutions for the problems his business encounters instead of hiring technicians who will do just the same action he does and probably even less and then require him to pay a fee which is to be taken from the profit of the café which is equivalent to the loss of income. Prevention is better than cure, this is a famous quote written by Desiderius Erasmus which simply means that it is more ideal to prevent a disease before people get it and try to cure it afterwards....   [tags: Computer Software, Hackers, Computer Virus]
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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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America Home of Incarceration - America Home of Incarceration The United States of America, the land of the free and the home of the caged. In 2008, it was reported that one out of every one hundred adults living in America are incarcerated in a jail or a prison (Pew). The City and County Jails and the Federal and State Prisons overcrowding problems are getting wildly close to crisis conditions. Statics show that by 2011 the inmate population in the United States will increase by a whopping thirteen percent, which are more than one million seven hundred thousand inmates that will be incarcerated in the United States (Statistics)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Rebound Drug Court Intern - Following the detention hearing, we have the adjudication hearing. A juvenile court judge decides whether or not there is proof beyond a reasonable doubt to label a youth:” delinquent.” Once we have gone thru those different courts stages, we are the disposition stage. The disposition stage is considered the sentencing stage for adults. During the disposition the judge decides whether to put student on probation or committed to the states. In the state of Georgia, any child from the age 0-16 goes through that process of the court every time they get into trouble....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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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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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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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...   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Dialogic and Formal Analysis of Thomas Gray's Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard - Dialogic and Formal Analysis of Thomas Gray's Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard By combining the formal and dialogical approaches, patterns and voices within the text seemingly interplay and overlap to reveal a deeper sense of the author's intentions. While the formalistic analysis focuses on the text and the unfolding themes within, the dialogical analysis recognizes "...the essential indeterminacy of meaning outside of the dialogic - and hence open - relationship between voices" (HCAL 349)....   [tags: Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard] 583 words
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Not All Offenders Should be Labeled Juvenile Delinquents - Not All Offenders Should be Labeled Juvenile Delinquents Juvenile delinquency is a critical concern to the general public. When adolescents commit crimes or are accused of an offense, they automatically become labeled criminals, delinquents, and deviants in the eyes of the courts, of the state, and of various people. However, is it fair to label them as such. When a status offense such as curfew, vandalism, or even disorderly conduct, is committed, the child should not be labeled a delinquent....   [tags: Papers] 507 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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Japanese Internment Camps: Unlawful Containment of U.S. Citizens - ... Bush signed Public Law 101-162 giving the Japanese Americans who had lived through the imprisonment as well as their families. In 2006 President George W. Bush signed a measure to make the internment camp sites into historical landmarks so history would always remember the Japanese Americans sacrifices during WWII. Even after recognizing that relocating all people who were of Japanese decent in America the government still, technically, has the right to detain and even relocate an entire race due during a war against their home nation if it sees fit....   [tags: pearl harbor, japanese-americans, security risk]
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