The Canadian justice system does need improvements; however, the way citizens are sentenced and punished is all systematic. In the article, Sapers questions the justice system’s commitment to inclusion and social justice. He articulates how “Canada’s prison system must address this cultural shift by introducing more culturally relevant programs, increasing staff who speak languages other than English and French, and recommended ethnicity liaison officers be placed in Canadian institutions” (Barrett, 4). These programs are desired; conversely, it needs to be noted that the intention of prison is to strip a person from their deviant self and rehabilitate them into an individual who is less likely to deviate in society. For this reason, inserting these programs in detention centres will in fact defeat the objective of prison.
The age at which these young kids are committing crimes is getting younger. The crimes they are committing are getting more serious. They are not only involved in vandalism and shop lifting like many people might assume, but they are involved in life threat... ... middle of paper ... .... Each child is unique and learns in different ways. Therefore, parents, teachers, and mentors must learn to reach children and youth. As members of society we must be aware of negative behavior and/or personality that could possibly lead to criminal behavior in the future.
As you can see, the Seal 2 juvenile justice system is an extremely toxic one, because kids can take advantage of their situation and easily manipulate the outcome in their favor. Some youths are even known to commit crimes without much thought, due to the fact that know they can not be tried as an adult. Another major issue regarding this topic, is that trying kids as adults is hazardous to their well-being and that they should be placed in rehabilitation centers rather than jail. According to the “Coalition for Juvenile Justice”, “young people were deemed to be capable of being rehabilitated and changed.” With that being said, it is a wide misconception that therapy and counseling is the solution to all our problems. Some are under the impression that if we forced children to discuss their behavior with professionals than they are perfectly fit to be welcomed back into society.
However as they grow older and gain more reason they grow out of these two disorders and begin to act more emotionally appropriate. (Berger 2014 p279) While adults are able to control their emotions in social situation, children from ages 2-6 are unable to have such control; their emotions and social behaviors are still being developed. Expectedly children will often act emotionally incorrect in society, for instance when a child doesn’t get there way they will often throw a temper tantrum. However if an adult is put in the same situation and not given what they wanted, they will act according with reason and the proper emotions instead of acting out. In light of the three scenarios given, the children were clearly not in control of their emotions, it is seen in the outcomes of each
The issues will then be followed up with a personal perspective on how these crime policy issues can be resolved. The conclusion will provide an overall personal perspective on the crime policy issues in Canada and will suggest how these solutions could benefit crime policy creation in Canada. Challenges in creating effective crime policies Over time, there has been growing gap between criminal policy and criminology (Garland & Sparks, 2000). Despite the criminal knowledge and expertise academic criminologist possess, their advancement or role towards creating crime policy has not been immense (Garland & Sparks, 2000). While various governments have introduced mandatory minimum and more lengthy sentences for offenders, there has been a lack of strategic criminological advice and knowledge when developing these policies (Garland & Sparks, 2000).
Interaction between youth is treated as play, they see this as something without consequence. By placing youths into a category all on their own, this hierarchal system that they must build themselves up on has given youth subcultures a feeling of inferiority. In doing so, youth often look towards outlets to relieve the standards that are placed upon them. One major factor, as discussed, is language and their use of it to convey thoughts and feelings between one another that may not be understood by others. Of course, this can lead to adults, leadership, seniority figures to believe that this destruction of language is ‘just something kids do’, but in facts it is a way for youth to be able to express themselves without the feeling of inferiority.
When the variable stays negative, so does the behavior, but if the variables move towards a positive effect, then adolescents shift towards less criminal behavior. What are these variables? These variables are everyday factors in adolescents’ live. So in conclusion, it is the variables in the environment of the adolescent effect the adolescent’s criminal
Instead, the focus has been on sub judice common law contempt, its effect on our rights and freedoms, and the arguments in respect of codification. Balancing the rights and freedoms of Canadians with the administration of justice, the logical step seems to be in the direction of codification. Other jurisdictions, such as the United Kingdom, have taken the positive step toward codification. Perhaps Canada should examine the progress of these jurisdictions, and determine whether their attempts to limit the scope of media restrictions, while protecting the interests involved in trial proceedings, have been successful.
If a child is damaged at a young age, then they way they think and perceive the world changes, especially if help is not given to them in their time of need. Child abuse is a serious issue and is a major point that affects juvenile delinquency and the role they play in society, meaning if they have a positive, or negative role and the way they will live their life. Elrod and Ryder (2011) state that child physical abuse is rather more specific than any other kind of “discipline”. There is a difference between spanking and child physical abuse, and that child physical abuse is more of a degree, not kind. There is no specific estimate of the exact role that child abuse and neglect plays in the United States, however, it is certain that there is a significant social problem in this area.
There are children who have become victims of rejecting parent’s actions that influence abuse and violence. Children who experience such harm will continue the cycle, if the child does not seek help. Parents might not acknowledge the effects the child can experience at such a young age. Some parents are too busy being involved in their own negative behavior. Including the minimization of one’s own agentive role in harming others.