The Great Young Offenders Act Debate

The debate for February 2000 is:

For what criminal offences should young persons receive sentences of jail (open or secure custody)?

For what criminal offences should young persons receive non-custodial sentences?

Follow these seven steps:

  1. Choose a criminal or quasi-criminal offence.
  2. Read the Criminal Code of Canada to study that offence.
  3. Consider the sentences that Judges actually impose.
  4. Optional - Review Sentencing Databases
  5. Consider whether the offence is prevalent.
  6. Consider whether the offence has a high rate of recidivists.
Date:
21 Feb 2000
Time:
13:10:37

JailAppropriate

anything above shoplifting

CommunitySentenceAppropriate

stealing something under 100 bucks


Offence:
vandalism
Date:
21 Feb 2000
Time:
14:20:05

JailAppropriate

i don't know

CommunitySentenceAppropriate

i don't know

Comments


Offence:
violent crimes
Date:
21 Feb 2000
Time:
18:20:48

JailAppropriate

When you kill someone

CommunitySentenceAppropriate

If you park your car in the wrong spot

Comments

I am doing a debate at school about should children guilty of violent crimes be tried as adults. I am trying to find some info on this. If you know any, please e-mail it to me.


Offence:
rape
Date:
21 Feb 2000
Time:
22:57:52

JailAppropriate

Any situation with young people raping people.

CommunitySentenceAppropriate

It is appropriate any time rape is involved. When any sexual intercourse is forced.

Comments

Rape is extremely wrong no matter how old.


Date:
22 Feb 2000
Time:
22:39:27

Comments

Surely the most basic principle of sentencing should be that the sentence should fit the crime. Historically this concept can be traced to the Hebrew Old Testament scriptures "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth". In other words, a sentence of death is not appropriate for a lost eye or a lost tooth. Sentences ought to be in proportion to the harm done.

In order to do this a judge must consider the specific offence of which the accused stands convicted. What maximum penalty has Parliament deemed appropriate: life imprisonment, 14 years, 10 years, 5 years, 6 months?

A judge must also consider the facts of the particular incident: was there planning and preparation, were there serious injuries, was there a large monetary loss, how does the victim feel, what was the relationship of the accused to the victim, position of trust or authority? A minor incident or a serious incident?


Date:
28 Feb 2000
Time:
13:26:46

Comments

WHEN THEY KILL SOMEBODY


 

Date:
29 Feb 2000
Time:
09:45:54

Comments

I think that it would be appropriate for anyone who breaks the law by killing or having possession of a gun should be charged as on adult. I believe this because this is a serious crime and should be treated seriously.


Date:
29 Feb 2000
Time:
20:52:42

Comments

You should start jailing young people when you see a pattern in their behaviour. If they have stolen something once it could have been peer pressure from their friends, I am not saying that they shouldn't get in trouble for their crime, but they also shouldn't get jailed for it. If they continue stealing then jailing them would be appropriate. If they kill someone, on the other hand, they should be locked up right away. If a child is 10 years old and he/she kills someone, he/she should not be able to get off as easily as the YOA lets them. I believe they know what they were doing and should be punished for their crime. If you just get the kid therapy then they are going to think that they can get off that easily the next time they go out and shoot someone.


Date:
01 Mar 2000
Time:
10:45:05

Comments

Whenever the crime seems bad enough that, the person committing the crime realizes how serious it is.


Date:
02 Mar 2000
Time:
23:02:37

Comments

The root cause of 80% cases is starting form family problems such as: divorce between parents, lack of attention, love, caring etc.. to child from parents. It is parents responsibility to teach their child good things. Therefore, if a child make any trouble, I would say the parents also should deserve the punishment too...


Date:
03 Mar 2000
Time:
10:52:04

Comments

Jail is appropriate for any age and gender.


Date:
04 Mar 2000
Time:
16:26:31

Comments

I think that this is a very tricky question to answer. The basis of our entire justice system is rehabilitation and NOT punishment. Many of the respondents have replied "whatever fits the crime" like rape and murder. But I believe every case is different, and every child has a different background to their cases. When a 6-year old shoots and kills another 6-year old, we have to realize that THEY might have no understanding of what they have done. To send them to jail is to dismiss societies problems without truly looking at the circumstances and consequences as such.


Date:
06 Mar 2000
Time:
08:46:18

Comments

Jail is appropriate when the person has done something to ruin someone's life completely. Suppose I kill someone it would be only right to send me to jail or give me the death penalty 


Date:
06 Mar 2000
Time:
20:22:24

Comments

sex offence


Date:
07 Mar 2000
Time:
22:00:00

Comments

Jail is appropriate for all offences no matter how small


Date:
08 Mar 2000
Time:
03:01:45

Comments

I am doing a paper about whether juveniles who commit violent crimes should be treated as adults.  I'm having a hard time finding journals on the topic and what the research says about this. 


Date:
08 Mar 2000
Time:
13:15:52

Comments

ALL THE TIME, NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO!!! HA HA HA!!!!!!


Date:
10 Mar 2000
Time:
13:32:07

Comments

Should parents be held responsible for their delinquent teens?


Date:
11 Mar 2000
Time:
09:16:12

Comments

I think the young offenders act is a great way to teach youths that there is other people around them and that they should care more for others. I think jail is appropriate for people twelve and over. If they are younger then the parents should be charged for letting this situation grow over the years to be able to get too bad.


Date:
12 Mar 2000
Time:
21:45:54

Comments

I think that we have to realize the consequences of putting young people in jail. By isolating them from society and placing them in a situation where they are surrounded by hardened criminals, we are alienating these troubled youths from the society in which they must exist. Surely, we as Canadians have decided that our justice system is based on rehabilitation (hence the lack of a death penalty), and we must promote the socialization of juveniles over the potentially dehumanizing experience of years in prison.


Date:
14 Mar 2000
Time:
22:53:12

Comments

Jail is appropriate when ever the person is old enough to understand what they are doing!


Date:
15 Mar 2000
Time:
12:22:41

Comments

what criminal punishments should a young person receive when committed crime is.. I think all people over the age of 6 or 7 should know that killing is wrong. because what we have in Canada for young people committing crimes like these, the punishments for them are very easy.... i think the gov't should consider of punishing more harshly!!


Date:
16 Mar 2000
Time:
21:45:04

Comments

Youths that commit a crime, regardless of what is, should be tried as adults. It doesn't make sense that a 17 year old can commit the same crime as an 18 year old and the 17 year olds maximum sentence is considerably shorter than the adult. They both knew what they were doing, just one was lucky enough to fall under the young offenders act. If you do do the crime you must be able to do the time regardless of your age.


Date:
20 Mar 2000
Time:
09:59:00

Comments

Jail is appropriate when the crime is irreversible. If the offender can express remorse, under-go counseling or some form of rehabilitation and make up for what they have done then Jail time is not necessary. Jail should only be enforced upon the people who continue to re-offend and show no desire to change, when the last result is hard time. Although "Hard-time" is somewhat of a joke in Canada. 


Date:
21 Mar 2000
Time:
14:23:38

Comments

I think kids should go to jail if they kill someone. 


Date:
25 Mar 2000
Time:
16:02:26

Comments

I think that jail is never right if under the age of 18. 


Date:
27 Mar 2000
Time:
13:51:25

Comments

I am a student who is attending College and I know that the Justice System is not tough enough on Young Offenders. My goal is to become a police officer and I don't want to see so many young people to throw everything away by committing petty crimes. I hope that our system can find a way to deal with people fairly. There are many people who are accused of crimes where they have never got into trouble with the law and the courts have to see that something wrong may have happened and they may have been innocent. I hope that things can change for the better for everyone in our society. 


Date:
27 Mar 2000
Time:
16:04:24

Comments

jail is appropriate when one of the ten commandments has been disobeyed. knowing you have aids and having unprotected sex is worthy of the death penalty (even outside of Texas)


Date:
28 Mar 2000
Time:
13:27:40

Comments

Jail is appropriate when a person is able to fend for themselves. If your smart enough to kill someone (even if you 13) i think that you are old enough to go to jail. Kid are getting away with murder.


Date:
28 Mar 2000
Time:
17:15:27

Comments

i feel that as long as the person the crime was committed against was not seriously hurt, and the juvenile perpetrator can show evidence of positive supervision in the home and community that the child should be sentenced to house arrest. i think that by throwing these kids into jail or juvenile detention is ensuring that these children return to society even more violent and angry. if we do not begin to show our children some compassion, we can be assured that eventually a more violent and savage society will be created in the near future. 


Date:
29 Mar 2000
Time:
13:44:01

Comments

Anytime! If you are committing the crime, you should do the time, if it is stealing, or murder! 


Date:
03 Apr 2000
Time:
08:48:35

Comments

I have a 16 year old step brother who is involved with the law. He has a lot of charges and now is being charged with breech of probation, fraud, and theft under. When will the law finally realize that the sentencing they give him has to be increased? The law is too light on Young Offenders and I think that in order for them to learn, sentencing has to be high!!


Date:
03 Apr 2000
Time:
13:25:39

Comments

I THINK JAIL IS APPROPRIATE WHEN ONE COMMITS A SERIOUS OFFENCE. AN EXAMPLE OF OF A SERIOUS OFFENCE IS KILLING SOMEBODY OR A SERIOUS THIEF.


Date:
05 Apr 2000
Time:
14:35:58

Comments

Jail is appropriate when a murder has happened or when a person beats some one else for any reason at all. I don't think that you should go to jail if you are drinking or on drugs i think drug should be legal. Teenagers should not go to jail unless the keep doing what they are doing and keep causing trouble or getting caught. Thanks for reading this.


Date:
06 Apr 2000
Time:
11:07:11

Comments

When there is a conviction of an offence where the law provides for a jail sentence. A judge should NOT have the power to water down acts which legislators have passed. There are too many Canadian judges putting their personal values into their judgments and ignoring the provisions of the law. Five years should mean five years with no automatic sentence reduction.


Date:
06 Apr 2000
Time:
11:28:24

Comments

AGE SHOULD NOT BE THE PRIME CONSIDERATION WHEN SENTENCING IS BEING CONSIDERED. THE TYPE OF CRIME SHOULD BE THE PRIME CONSIDERATION ALONG WITH THE INCIDENCE OF RE-OFFENDING. CRIME STARTS IN THE HOME AND PARENTS WHO ARE ADDICTS COCAINE, HEROIN ALCOHOL OR NICOTINE CANNOT BE EXPECTED TO SUPERVISE AND TRAIN CHILDREN ABOUT PROPER SOCIAL ATTITUDES. PARENTS WHO FALL SHORT WITH SUPERVISION SHOULD LOSE THE RIGHT TO BE PARENTS. PARENTHOOD IS A PRIVILEGE NOT A RIGHT.


Date:
07 Apr 2000
Time:
18:07:31

Comments

When kids are old enough for jail 18 and over


Date:
09 Apr 2000
Time:
12:44:10

Comments

I do not believe in jail cells for our young people. Each person should to be judged individually. We have to address the reasons behind the crime. I know many misunderstood youths and what they need is a clinic. Some wins in life. Some direction and faith in themselves to hurdle the cruel world they live in. People have been to critical. It's so easy to judge others . Try walking in the minds of one of these kids and see how you cope.


Date:
10 Apr 2000
Time:
14:15:56

Comments

if a kid is dumb enough to get in enough trouble to be sentenced to jail time they should get jail time no matter the age


Date:
14 Apr 2000
Time:
14:32:52

Comments

Jail is appropriate for any age for any crime that has been committed


Date:
15 Apr 2000
Time:
03:27:24

Comments

Murder, Man-slaughter, Rape, Sexual Assault, Assault, Possession of a Weapon, Treason, Threatening Death, Robbery, Armed Robbery, Drug Trafficking/Dealing, Theft of Property over $10,000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $20,000, and any thing consisting of multiple convictions for the same crime or multiple convictions for lesser crimes. ie. history of criminal behaviour.


Date:
25 Apr 2000
Time:
11:00:30

Comments

When the offender is a danger to the public, or a repeat offender


Date:
25 Apr 2000
Time:
19:12:25

Comments

Juveniles must be made to serve long-term sentences for presumptive offences (murder, aggravated sexual assault, assaults involving serious violence and grave bodily harm, repeat violent offenders and crimes involving the use of weapons (knives, knuckle dusters, spiked bats, machetes). If we are to be serious about curbing senseless and barbaric acts of violence, a step in the right direction would be to make these brave individuals serve their entire sentence in prison without parole, give them a mat to sleep on and a few changes of garb. Regardless of what anybody says about rehabilitation, when you're dealing with hardened anti-social behavior, time is the best form of rehab. We must realize that no matter how hard we work on the preventative end of things, crimes of serious violence will continue to occur in Canada. We can do little to stop it. But we can do a lot to manage it. Especially when it comes to preventing repeat offences. Minors who choose to perpetrate violence against other human beings, must realize and be made to pay for their actions. Why as Canadians, do we continue to clutter our natural instincts and simple logic by diving into the minds of sociopaths and trying to alter their thought patterns? I've never understood that. It's like trying to change the shape of the leaves on a tree. It just doesn't work. Let the sociopaths have life, but make sure it's different that the life that law-abiding and non-violent Canadians are entitled to. There's nothing wrong with living the rest of one's natural life in prison. There is everything wrong, however, with risking the lives of other potential innocent victims to appease the wishes of the sociopath to return to society. We take far too many risks with criminals in Canada. Our society has justice for a reason. I know for a fact that victims have no rights in Canada. Please visit our website at: www.friendsofclayton.com

We are the The Friends of Clayton McGloan Foundation . Campaigning for the safety of our young people. (403) 264-9296. Thank you whoever runs this website. Debate is always healthy.


Date:
26 Apr 2000
Time:
19:06:08

Comments

Jail is appropriate depending on the crime. Say a young person steals from a store I believe they should be punished however I don't feel jail is the appropriate punishment at least not the first time. But let's say they do it again within a year or tow I feel maybe a short term sentencing in jail is appropriate.


Date:
26 Apr 2000
Time:
19:07:50

Comments

Jail is appropriate depending on the crime. Say a young person steals from a store I believe they should be punished however I don't feel jail is the appropriate punishment at least not the first time. But let's say they do it again within a year or tow I feel maybe a short term sentencing in jail is appropriate.


Date:
26 Apr 2000
Time:
19:39:28

Comments

the young offenders act should be kept what if a child makes a little mistake and doesn't realize that the mistake the child made could ruin his or her life. post some pro's for young offenders act please thank you.


Date:
10 Aug 2000
Time:
01:03:54

Comments

It starts when the child is very young within the family. A child needs to understand clearly that their actions may cause harm to others and or themselves. I feel strongly that children should be held accountable for whatever part they play in any conflict or circumstance. A strong sense of accountibility from a young age is warranted, probably when a child can understand the property of language, which is usually around 2 years old. If parents try to make excuses or protect them all the time because they believe their child is innocent, then I am sorry but you are not doing your child a service and or preparing them for the real world. Let them know that you do not approve, nevertheless , they need to take responsibility for their actions, when they are indeed in the wrong. The message that parents relay to children today is it is okay to go out and be as naughty as you want, I will protect you always. This is not always the case. Therefore, I do believe that all criminal acts that are committed by any person young or adult should be held accountable, time to fit the crime. Shame yourself is to shame your mother or father.


Date:
10 Aug 2000
Time:
01:10:05

Comments

It starts when the child is very young within the family. A child needs to understand clearly that their actions may cause harm to others and or themselves. I feel strongly that children should be held accountable for whatever part they play in any conflict or circumstance. A strong sense of accountibility from a young age is warranted, probably when a child can understand the property of language, which is usually around 2 years old. If parents try to make excuses or protect them all the time because they believe their child is innocent, then I am sorry but you are not doing your child a service and or preparing them for the real world. Let them know that you do not approve, nevertheless , they need to take responsibility for their actions, when they are indeed in the wrong. The message that parents relay to children today is it is okay to go out and be as naughty as you want, I will protect you always. This is not always the case. Therefore, I do believe that all criminal acts that are committed by any person young or adult should be held accountable, time to fit the crime. Shame yourself is to shame your mother or father.


Date:
27 Nov 2000
Time:
19:31:49

Comments

I think jail is appropriate when children are over the age of 13,however, they should not go to adult jail as that may screw them up even more, they should spent time in juvinile detention center. If they commit murder then they should spent time im adult prison once they are too old for the juvinile detention


Date:
08 Jan 2001
Time:
13:37:06

Comments

I'm doing a debate on the Young Offender Act. And I need to know why should the age be higer than 12... My side is the age should be 14 and over. I will really like if u could please e-mail me some information the concerned this topic.


Date:
28 Jan 2001
Time:
15:44:58

Comments

I feel that at anytime that a youth offender decides that he/she is old enough to play like an adult the penilty should reflect the same.(i.e. any vilolent crime resulting in a death. such as 1st degree murder, any sexual crime that results in death, robbery that results in death, any drive by shooting that results in any death etc.) that juvinile should be tried convicted and sentenced appropriately upto life in prison or death sentence.

For those states that have a death penilty. For those states that don't then upto life in prison will do just fine. Unfortunately these are our most precious commodity I am talking about our future, so how does one deside on the future of a youth offender, and his/her rehabilitation of reducing residivism.


Date:
09 Mar 2001
Time:
12:58:17

Comments

Every body knows what is right and what is wrong. The law has been set so that everyone knows what will be accepted and what will not be accepted. I think that jail is not an appropriate punishment for anything. I think that the purpose of jail is to get a dangerous offerend out of the society s that no one else is harmed. Young people can get away with so much. Many times the parents are either out of ways to make their child stop or are not good parents, when a childs behavior is so bad that is now become a criminal charge they should be tryed like any other person.


Date:
22 Mar 2001
Time:
12:28:32

Comments

Hey, our class is doing debates now. We got the topic of teens sentenced as adults. I was wondering if you could help us by telling us what you think and how your debate may be going. If you would give us some informatioon on the topic it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, 


Date:
27 Mar 2001
Time:
11:33:20

Comments

Juvenile criminals should not be treated as adults, however should be punished, perhaps with a sentence to a boot camp.


Date:
11 May 2001
Time:
09:17:45

Comments

I think jail can and should be for any one no matter theri age or gender.


Date:
14 May 2001
Time:
14:29:04

Comments

I thind that young people shouldn't be able to be sentenced to jail until the age of 21 the age when they are legal to do anything that they want.

I also think that the courts just do this to young people to try and give them selves a good name.


Date:
15 May 2001
Time:
14:35:01

Comments

I am doing a paper about whether juveniles who commit violent crimes should be treated as adults. I'm having a hard time finding journals on the topic and what the research says about this. So if you have any websites that I can find information on this please e-mail it to me at  Thank you!


Date:
21 May 2001
Time:
23:50:42

Comments

I am doing a paper on yopung people being tryed a adults and if you have any info send me e-mail at  because I cannot find anything


Date:
29 May 2001
Time:
13:18:35

Comments

I believe that jail is appropriate when the young offender either commits a violent crime such as sexual assaullt or even when they reoffend.


Date:
31 May 2001
Time:
15:24:02

Comments

Once a young offender has been found guilty of an offence some form of action such as community service or probation should be acceptable. However, if this same child is constantly in front of a judge for breaking the law, then I believe a harsher punishment such as jail would appropriate. I believe that children don't care if they break the law anymore because they know they will only get a little tap on the wrist for their behaviour.


Date:
25 Aug 2001
Time:
23:03:16

Comments

never


Date:
27 Sep 2001
Time:
15:58:33

Comments

Here's a topic for you. If a kid is under 12 should the state charge him/her as an adult. If the crime was really bad like they killed someone? I say Yes. But what do you think?


Date:
17 Oct 2001
Time:
    10:34:13

Comments

I think Jail is appropriat when the juvinile has done a adult crime. I think it is not far for those who have to sit back knowing that their child was just murded. Sence the kid that mudered that child was let free because even though that person comtied a serouis crime, he was to young to be tried.


Date:
26 Nov 2001
Time:
19:53:41

Comments

Jail is only appropriate for murders and other offences like grand theft or rape. Youths that are able to commit those crimes are sick and deserved to be locked away. Though, others that make a small mistake, should they go to jail for their immaturaty? We all know what goes on in jail like gang-beatings and other acts of violence. Do we really want to put these children in such an environment that they would lose the only innocence they have left? Should we put them in a place with real adult criminals who are mature enough to know what they're doing but enjoy it? Should we alter the child's state of mind by putting them in a hell hole for a lack of maturity? But I do agree that rapists and murderers do belong in the "hell hole" because if they are capable of harming someone or murdrering them in cold blood then they deserve to suffer like they have made others. I do believe that these youths are incorrectable and a menace to society now and in the future! All in all, most youths should not be exposed to the filth of the world in jail because of their lack of maturity.


Date:
17 Jan 2002
Time:
11:02:25

Comments

i think that if u comment a crime that the murder or who ever did it should be sent to jail for like or they should be sentences to the death penilty because the desirve it. jail is only appropriate when the person has commeted a crime.


 

Date:

17 Jan 2002
Time:
11:52:16

Comments

Teens commiting murder should automatically be raised to adult court. In a well known trail a teen murdered his mother,father ,and his sister then he blamed it on a cartoon and got three years he is now free and walking it is infuriating and something should be done


Date:
19 Jan 2002
Time:
13:37:03

Comments

Two boys of 17yrs are arrested and own up to assaulting a man. These boys are two of a large group of boys who have attacked the man. Each of the two boys only delivered one blow each. The other boys remained and continually assaulted the man. The injuries sustained by the man were the result of kicking by the other boys. The other boys have not been arrested even though the two boys have stated that there are others who were involved. Only two boys are going to court, and the other boys will only be brought to justice if the judge decides to take the case to trial and jury. The two boys have pleaded guilty to what they have done, but only literally to the one blow delivered each. If the other boys don't get taken to court this does not protect society. It serves to improve crime statistics. If all the boys were brought to court surely they could receive relative punishments to the extent of individual involvement, hence alleviating the heavy sentence otherwise expected for the two boys. This would prevent two boys receiving unnecessary harsh punishem


Date:
22 Jan 2002
Time:
16:14:50

Comments

Jail is appropriate when the little kids beat some kid to death & stick batteries in the dead childs mouth. (They should get 35 years, 25 for killing 10 for being so flippen stupid)


Date:
24 Jan 2002
Time:
15:06:50

Comments

Charts on youth offenders


Date:
11 Feb 2002
Time:
16:40:41

Comments

I think that eveyone should be treated differently because thats what all white people do to the mexicans!!!


Date:
18 Feb 2002
Time:
11:56:27

Comments

jail is wrong in any circumstances


Date:
20 Feb 2002
Time:
14:16:22

Comments

i think the parents should get to choose from a lists of punishment for there youth if the youth is under the age of sixteen


Date:
28 Feb 2002
Time:
20:25:20

Comments

I think that if someone is old enough to kill someone then yes they are old enough to go to jail. I mean I am in highschool and I wanna make sure i am safe. And why release a murderer? Who knows if they will kill again? They are just letting them out to strike again. Ages anywhere older than the age of responsiblity(anyone older than 9) Know what they are doing. know the difference between right and wrong. They know that if they shoot someone they will die. If not they are pretty stupid kids. I dunno I know that anyone who kills anyone should go to jail.


Date:
08 Mar 2002
Time:
10:29:24

Comments

Youths shouldn't go to jail


Date:
13 Mar 2002
Time:
17:56:28

Comments

I think that jail may be appropriate when the child commits an indictable offence. I feel that at that point they should be held responsible for there actions.


Date:
27 Mar 2002
Time:
14:19:06

Comments

I am a grade 11 high school student and I have a lot of different opinions on this subject.I have been living on the streets now for over 2 years and I have seen people murdered by other teens. I was there when a best friend of mine was shot 6 times in the head and chest by another friend.The guy that got shot was my friend and deserves to have his death payed for. My friend was 15 years old. His killer had just turned 17 and was tried under the young offenders act and got only three years for his unspeakable crime. This was murder though. I've seen some other things done as well that in my opinion, were not bad crimes but still went more severly punished than murder. It's not the horror of crime, or the the way that they go punished that matter. It only matters at the intensity and brutality of the crime. You people that think that it's bad to shoplift should take a look around, there are more intense things that need to go punished. Stealing a handbag from a shopping mall isn't going to kill someone; A gun that shoots someone is.


Date:
02 Apr 2002
Time:
22:25:10

Comments

I think that jail is appropriate when the youth can under stand the consequences of the crime like if a ten year old pushes over his/her little brother then they know that they are going to get in trouble with their parents. It is the same thing with a 15 yr old and murder except the parents are the law.


Date:
18 Apr 2002
Time:
17:36:20

Comments

If a child commits an adult crime with cruel intentions, then that minor should receive an adult punishment. Though some would argue the exact opposite; that since minors don't enjoy the same rights and privilages as legal adults, then they should not be treated as though they are only when they commit a crime.

Melany, age 14


Date:
23 Apr 2002
Time:
14:11:34

Comments

should childre be tryed like adults in court


Date:
24 Apr 2002
Time:
12:08:11

Comments

jail is only appropiate if they have commtitted a crime so great that that is the only way to punish them. i dont think they should just be thrown into JRA. its stupid and pointless. it only teaches them how not to ge part of a society


Date:
07 May 2002
Time:
13:40:06

Comments

Today, what are the ages for juvenile crimes?


Date:
10 May 2002
Time:
10:14:25

Comments

jail is approite in some cases such as murder and rape and other death related cases are injourned


Date:
15 May 2002
Time:
21:14:30

Comments

jail is appropriate whenever a person cannot contol his or her actions; or when innocent lives are endanger...


Date:
03 Jun 2002
Time:
12:23:51

Comments

i think jail is a harsh place for juvinile children. we need hard working boot camps such as ranches, farms. placing children in group homes in their own city is really what they want because they are in with their own kind locked up and do nothing. i am a mother of a thirteen year old daughter and has been in trouble ,overdosed twice thinks she can handle anything has no respect for others or herself. i do believe that she made her own rules. with the new law that dicipline your kids our way sucks. when they need a kick we should be able to give it but no we will be charged. i think that the government in canada,ontario should rehabilitate our children make places for our children to grow in this crappy society. i does not matter how hard we try for our children it is there choice because the kids have more RIGHTS then parents do but us parents have to take the SUFFERING.


Date:
03 Jun 2002
Time:
12:56:48

Comments

if u do the crime, do the time. parents can only tell them of the concequences not make choises for them.


Date:
20 Jun 2002
Time:
09:55:02

Comments

Does anyone know what the longest sentance is for Street Robbery? Do you think jail is appropriate then?


Date:
20 Jun 2002
Time:
09:57:18

Comments

Can anyone give me a web site with information about young offenders sentancing on?


Date:
24 Jun 2002
Time:
09:56:33

Comments

Jail is appropriate when aperson 17 or under does something to constrict the person they affectedin their crime to a crippleation for the rest of their life.


Date:
19 Sep 2002
Time:
10:09:23

Comments

Jail time is approite for juviniles when they knowingly harm another person. Children know right from wrong it ceryainly should be inforced taht if you commit the crime you do the time1


Date:
21 Sep 2002
Time:
18:19:10

Comments

I think jail is appropriate when children are at least 17 or older. I think that because when you're 16, 15, 14, and younger you're just a kid and dont know any better. But when you're 17 you are becoming an adult and you have to be responsible for you're actions. That's what I think


Date:
24 Sep 2002
Time:
12:42:23

Comments

i dont understand this site.


Date:
24 Sep 2002
Time:
14:05:01

Comments

if you can't do the time don't do the crime


Date:
24 Sep 2002
Time:
14:05:30

Comments

if you can't do the time don't do the crime


Date:
24 Sep 2002
Time:
14:06:39

Comments

if you can't do the time don't do the crime


Date:
10 Oct 2002
Time:
10:47:16

Comments

I don't think that jail is appropiate for a teen i think that they should be locked up in juvinile not prison because i am a teen in trouble with the law but of course its not murder its just drugs,achol,and cigurettes.so its not appropiate for teens to be put in prison


Date:
16 Oct 2002
Time:
09:37:43

Comments

WELL MY SON LESLIE SHE BEHAVE VERY BAD SHE TAKE MONEY OUT OF MY ROOM AND BRAKR THE DOOR OF MY ROOM SHE AINT THAT BAD I CANT STAND HER IN MI HOUSE ANYMORE HELP ME IA ONLY HER STEPMOTHER AND HER DAD DONT DO NOTHING


Date:
18 Oct 2002
Time:
02:29:49

Comments

ALEXANDER THOMAS HAS IMPROVED HIS BEHAVOIR GREATLY.ALTHOUGH HE HAS A CRIMANAL OFFENCE(ASSUALT BY THREAT)I WILL RECOMEND TO THE JUVENILE COURTS THAT ALEXANDER THOMAS BE PLACED ON LEVAL 4 PROBATION WITH TWENTY HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.


Date:
29 Oct 2002
Time:
23:02:16

Comments

i think before one says: o ya out them in jail, it is my belief that the EXTENT of the crime should be first considered and also how much THOUGHT was put into the action eg: i bullied perosn on the brink of insanity due to the mutilation they have suffered bringing a gun to school and shooting their harassers should have a different charge laid against them as opposed to 15 people, ORGANIZING and PLANNING to beat up or go kill someone


Date:
30 Oct 2002
Time:
18:35:32

Comments

NEVER


Date:
31 Oct 2002
Time:
22:53:39

Comments

Personally, I think that if you can do the adult crime, then you can do the adult time.


Date:
04 Nov 2002
Time:
11:09:43

Comments

I am a sophmore in high school, and I feel that no matter what you do, you deserve the punishment that comes along with it. YOU DO THE CRIME, YOU PAY THE TIME! I feel that everyone knows right from wrong. I know that when I do something wrong, I have a guilty concience about it later. So there for, if a fifteen year old male rapes a twelve year old girl, he deserves the same punisment that a thirty year old male would get for the same crime.


Date:
05 Nov 2002
Time:
15:15:19

Comments

jail is appropriate for those who commit a serious crime and or a capital crime. The degree of the crime should be the reason for trying a child as an adult. If you are able to commit the crime you are able to understand what you did and why you did it.


Date:
07 Nov 2002
Time:
09:43:14

Comments

hello


Date:
07 Nov 2002
Time:
18:09:20

Comments

Jails appropriate when you ask? I agree with the under 18 thing, unles its something such as grand auto theft because my little brother's friend (they are in 8th grade) has committed a crime just as serious and I knew someone in my Junior High years who tried to rape a young woman at my shcool. Although shoplifting ect is something that shouldn't be punished to harshly and counsling should definently be ishued, unless it is a repetition then something needs to happen

Comments....err....I think that was my comment ^^'


Date:
10 Nov 2002
Time:
19:16:32

Comments

Jail is appropriate when it comes to child molesters,rapes,a killer, a con artist and any one else how disobeys the laws and you people shouldnt be asking those questions if your in a higher athority and for people who arent you should be ashamed of your selves because if you were in a certain situation that called for justice you probly would want the idiot in jail


Date:
15 Nov 2002
Time:
14:13:34

Comments

Should teens be trailed as an adult?


Date:
15 Nov 2002
Time:
20:31:58

Comments

jail ia appropriate at any age and teens should be treated the same way as adults. those who commit violent crimes such as murder should be tried as adults and be held in the same facilities as adults


Date:
18 Nov 2002
Time:
19:39:30

Comments

I am also doing a debate in school on whether juveniles should be tried as adults? I think they should. If any of you have information to support that please email me! thanks guy! :)


Date:
18 Nov 2002
Time:
19:40:26

Comments

I am doing a debate at school on whether juveniles should be tried as adults? I think they should. If you have any information to support that please E-mail me! thanks guys! :) 


Date:
22 Nov 2002
Time:
14:58:20

Comments

I think the punishment should fit the crime. I also feel that children should be held more responsible for their crimes. I am doing an essay for school. If you know of any good articles please forward them to me. My email address is Thank You


Date:
23 Nov 2002
Time:
10:57:23

Comments

hi im a twelev year old boy asking you what would happen if i were to shop lift? and how many years would you stay in jail for couse id shoplifted yesterday and they did not press charges on me.


Date:
25 Nov 2002
Time:
12:18:49

Comments

I think if a person is old enough and wise enough to go kill someone they should be old and wise enough to suffer the consequences like any adult. They dont have to be put in jail but there is always juvenile. They should be made to relize what they had done is wrong and they can't get off with things like this in the real world.

Kammy


Date:
25 Nov 2002
Time:
12:26:03

Comments

I fell that young offenders should be treated like adults becaucse if they get away with it easy now, they will do it again until they learn there a serious lesson.


Date:
25 Nov 2002
Time:
12:27:35

Comments

i think a young offender should be treated like a adult because someone who is under 18 gets like 12 months probation and someone over 18 would get like not exceeding up to 10 years jail time. so by rights anyone who commits a crime should get punished and get a record.

lacey!


Date:
25 Nov 2002
Time:
12:31:49

Comments

I disagree with the Young Offender's Act.I really thinks that everyone should be treated the same way and given the same punishment even if a 12 year old girl had an abortion.


Date:
25 Nov 2002
Time:
12:34:06

Comments

i think young offenders should be treated the same, as adults because they are committing a crime and they shouldn't let it it slide because their young offenders they should be treated the same as adults so they can learn their lesson, and they won't do it again when their older.

Amanda


Date:
27 Nov 2002
Time:
13:34:34

Comments

Offence:Uttering threats Jail:When you have committed or do committ a similair crime along with your charge.


Date:
27 Nov 2002
Time:
13:35:01

Comments

Offence:Uttering threats Jail:When you have committed or do committ a similair crime along with your charge.


Date:
04 Dec 2002
Time:
05:35:35

Comments

Juveniles who commit murder should be tried as adults, and if convicted, suffer the same consequences


Date:
04 Dec 2002
Time:
10:21:42

Comments

jail is appriout for a juvinile if they kill someone


Date:
05 Dec 2002
Time:
10:36:37

Comments

I am doing a Editorial on whether juveniles should be tried as adults and I am having a vey hard time is there anywhere on this site that I can find some information on this topic?


Date:
10 Dec 2002
Time:
02:44:23

Comments

i represent the Southern Cali and that is all this site needs to know... crazy canadians...stay off our land. And anyone should pay sentencing for any crime if they live in such a place with just red and White in their national flag...peace.


Date:
04 Jan 2003
Time:
21:55:22

Comments

this is not what i asked for. i want to see a case where a teen has commited a crime and the people think that he or she should not go to jail because they are kids and dont know any better!!!!!!! and i need this info today!!!!! at 10;00 1/5/03!!!!!!!


Date:
06 Jan 2003
Time:
15:47:54

Comments

should parents go to jail when there kids are using drugs i ol


Date:
13 Jan 2003
Time:
23:22:39

Comments

I think that jail is appropriate for teens they know the differents between right and wrong they should and people who think that they should not they are crazy


Date:
17 Jan 2003
Time:
22:27:08

Comments

jail is appropriate when i say so.ahaha.kidding. its appropriate when youths do smth which is intolerable.


Date:
29 Jan 2003
Time:
22:03:46

Comments

should age 12 to 18 be treated as an adult in the court


Date:
31 Jan 2003
Time:
07:54:46

Comments

whenever you break the laws...they have laws for a reason


Date:
16 Feb 2003
Time:
18:47:52

Comments

I believe that jail is appropriate for second/first -degree murder, sexual assault, manslaughter, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and repeat lesser violent offences. I also believe that we should have in place in Canada alternative residential programs for repeat non-violent offenders such as boot camps and treatment centers. Car theft, shoplifting, vandalism, drug possesion and other petty crimes would be dealt with this way. Canada locks up too many young people mostly for these mentioned crimes. These facilities would be used to reform and rehabilitate instead of to punish.


Date:
19 Feb 2003
Time:
14:01:40

Comments

i think that young offenders should go into custody for major offences like murder and and rape. stuff like that. young offenders should go to non-custodial services for possession of narcotics and petty theft... altho i think there should be no laws and people should be able to run rampant.... but thats just because im an anarchist. :>p


Date:
20 Mar 2003
Time:
20:04:06

Comments

when you have gonna over the limit, by that I mean, when you kill someone or more people, or even when you seriuosly harm someone in any shape or form.. Even when you rob a bank or any other place. Also, the age should be 10 and over.


Date:
24 Mar 2003
Time:
10:23:36

Comments

Jail is appropriate for adults only because childeren can get killed with adults in a jail cell.


Date:
01 Apr 2003
Time:
16:02:22

Comments

I dont think at all not until they are minors its not right and fair to do that i mean now lets just makeit a law i dont think so.


Date:
11 Apr 2003
Time:
11:19:23

Comments

I was involed with the justice styem when I was 15 a couple of guys went to this guys house and attempted to rob him, this blew up in our faces. We got in threw a window were his 10 gage shot gun got 2 of the guys, he shot them 8 times each. When we went to court for charging we wanted him to go away from man slaughter. I got 8 years becuase he said we made treats to his family. I think that was cruel. My crime deserved time but not at the lost of 2 good friends by a man who got nothing, is this wrong or is this justice??


Date:
15 Apr 2003
Time:
14:12:49

Comments

never!!!!!!


Date:
16 Apr 2003
Time:
21:21:53

Comments

HI I AM ONLY 13 YEARS OLD I AM WORKING ON A BILL FOR CIVICS. I AM IN CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. I DECIDED TO WRITE A BILL ABOUT THE DEATH PENALTY. I THINK THAT WE SHOULD HAVE A BILL THAT SAYS WE CAN NOT PUT A PERSON TO DEATH FOR A CRIME. I KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THAT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE THINK THAT THE PERSON WHO KILLED OR HURT THEIR LOVED ONE SHOULD BE PUT TO DEATH, BUT I DON'T THINK THAT IS SETTING A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS. DO U KNOW THE PHRASE DO TO OTHERS WHAT YOU WANT DONE TO YOU?? WELL I DON'T THINK IT IS ENTIRLY TRUE OR GOOD TO USE ALL OF THE TIME. ESPECIALY IN THESE KIND OF CASES. THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE MIGHT HATE THE PERSON WHO KILLED THERE LOVED ONE THEY MIGHT THINK THAT IT IS OK TO KILL IF THAT PERSON WHO HAS KILLED THEIR LOVED ONE. ANOTHER THING I DON'T UNDERSTAND IS THAT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO DO THE EXACUTION HOW CAN THEY KILL SOME ONE?? WHAT IF THE JUDGE AND JUORS THINK THE PERSON IS REALLY GUILTY AND THEY ARE NOT THEY WOULD BE KILLING SOMEONE WHO IS INOCENT LIKE IN THE MOVIE THE GREEN MILE.


Date:
23 Apr 2003
Time:
17:35:12

Comments

A 18 year old boy had sex with a 14 year old girl. We heard she had been drinking.


Date:
23 Apr 2003
Time:
17:40:35

Comments

A 18 year old boy had sex with a 14 year old girl. We heard she had been drinking.


Date:
25 Apr 2003
Time:
22:43:01

Comments

I believe a young person should be sent to jail after a second or third non-violent offense. All crimes involving violence should result in jailtime.


Date:
30 Apr 2003
Time:
12:30:52

Comments

jail is never appropriate, corporal punishment is the only answer


Date:
02 May 2003
Time:
14:40:59

Comments

i think that juviniles should not be tryed as adults!!!!


Date:
02 May 2003
Time:
14:47:27

Comments

Do you now it is a sin to kill someone and agenst the law? the why is it ok for the jug!!!


Date:
02 May 2003
Time:
14:48:15

Comments

Do you now it is a sin to kill someone and agenst the law? then why is it ok for the jug!!!


Date:
02 May 2003
Time:
14:49:21

Comments

Do you now it is a sin to kill someone and agenst the law? then why is it ok for the jug!!!


Date:
07 May 2003
Time:
01:44:23

Comments

i say if the youth deserves to be served as an adult then it should happen


Date:
15 May 2003
Time:
08:47:11

Comments

i think kids who are at least 17 years old should be put in jail, but no younger than 17


Date:
28 May 2003
Time:
08:40:23

Comments

Jail is appropriate when you commit a crime, and when in jail they should have a habilition center for people so they can turn their lives around


Date:
29 May 2003
Time:
10:27:14

Comments

if you do the crime should your parents do the time Survey this


Date:
10 Jun 2003
Time:
01:56:47

Comments

Jail is appropriate when the juvenile behavior affects society in a threatening manner such as murder, attempted murder,arson, robbery by fear/force, assualt with dealy weapon, unathorized use of a motor vechicle, burglary I, II, rape and any sexual misconduct done to another minor. These I consider the most haneous. Any other crime that is considered reckless and causes endangerment of people or property. Those that warrant non custodial sentencing are truancy from school, petty theft, petty larceny. Any crime that has a monetary value of $100 or less.


Date:
16 Jun 2003
Time:
07:51:40

Comments

i think he sould stay of the streets for good as taking drugs is not what our serciaty needs


Date:
27 Jun 2003
Time:
20:55:29

Comments

i am 16,and i am charged with robbery how much time will i serve in indiana


Date:
04 Aug 2003
Time:
14:16:12

Comments

jail is appripriate when they murder or rape a human being


Date:
15 Aug 2003
Time:
03:16:32

Comments

if a youth committed a crime nd still on parole how much time can he or she get


Date:
03 Sep 2003
Time:
17:46:22

Comments

break and enter theft under $5000.00


Date:
11 Sep 2003
Time:
09:53:30

Comments

When you rape or kill someone else. You should be tried as an adult.


Date:
16 Sep 2003
Time:
08:30:40

Comments

jail is apropiate when you can'tj find a way to execute someone


Date:
23 Sep 2003
Time:
17:28:35

Comments

Stealing anthing over 100$, murder, drinking & driving, possession of drugs and vandalism


Date:
23 Sep 2003
Time:
17:29:18

Comments

Stealing anthing over 100$, murder, drinking & driving, possession of drugs, vandalism and rape


Date:
07 Oct 2003
Time:
10:01:01

Comments

I feel jail is appropriate after you you have turned the age of 18. Because if not all we are doing is breeding monsters


Date:
15 Oct 2003
Time:
15:38:49

Comments

I am not at expert at what occurs in jail but i have heard it isn't a pretty site. It's not something easily forgotton therefore the sooner our justice system issues prision time the less trouble a teen will end up getting into


Date:
11 Nov 2003
Time:
11:01:48

Comments

jail would not help me at all if im going to be bad thats me and nothing will help me change the way i am trust a person whos been there (age 15)


Date:
25 Nov 2003
Time:
07:47:01

Comments

if you had an 13 year old brother who was sent to juvenile center because of hear-say what would you suggest i do and my parents do? What are his rights and what should he do


Date:
01 Dec 2003
Time:
19:16:56

Comments

all of the offences


Date:
02 Dec 2003
Time:
09:46:21

Comments

i think when a child reaches the age of fourteen it should have sufficent knowledge in what a crime is and depending on that crime should be trailed accourding.as an adult.


Date:
02 Dec 2003
Time:
14:33:52

Comments

When the juviniles are old enough to know from right and wrong while commiting adult crimes then yes they should be put in with the adults to see wut an adult gets treated like


Date:
04 Dec 2003
Time:
11:02:02

Comments

Eventhough the child commiting the crime takes responsibilty for the crime by doing it, knowing the consiquences they still go un punished. Why should children get away with an adult crime with a child punishment.


Date:
04 Dec 2003
Time:
12:07:49

Comments

Idon,t fhink juveniles should get the death penalty when there under the age of being tried as an adult ,but Ido believe that they should be punished


Date:
15 Dec 2003
Time:
11:26:40

Comments

At 21 and older


Date:
30 Dec 2003
Time:
21:54:47

Comments

my brother is in macomb county jail for a crime of attempted sexual assault that he did not commit and also for a wedge that he was just playing he has a mental problem and needs a hospital and he needs someone to help him thank you very much his sister


Date:
12 Jan 2004
Time:
08:54:16

Comments

jail is apprpriete at anytime even if they steal a bubble gun they should be charged a small fine or brang to the juvenile deliquint center


Date:
21 Jan 2004
Time:
19:48:07

Comments

why do teens thin there soooooooooo cool when they drink and do drugs don't they know that it can kill them someday


Date:
02 Feb 2004
Time:
09:47:34

Comments

Jail is appropriate! Really! How can you think otherwise?


Date:
06 Feb 2004
Time:
12:00:47

Comments

Being a YO I know when faced with the prospect of jail it scares the heck out of you.Going through the court process is enough for some people, it makes you realise your mistakes(it did for me) but some people just don't get it if your not goning to take notice of whats happened to you and you become a repeat offender that obviously something has to be done, but not always jail.Jail can make a person worse(that was what they thought would happen with me)Community service or some kind of group home can be a lot better for a person, they can realise their mistakes here and hopefully move on with their lives. Jail though is sometimes the only way for people they have to be faced with the harsh reality and that they just can't do whatever they were doing be arrested and get away with it lightly anymore they have to grow up and face the real world. There are obviously some crimes that demand and deserve a jail sentence right away, like murder or some kind of sexual assault. Most of the time theres YO need help(I know I did and still do) these crimes that they commit are sometimes a cry out for help and crime sometimes is they only way they see fit to get out of something and look like they are cool.Some of just need a kick up the butt and jail time is sometimes it, but every case is different so therefore you need to take into consideration everything about that person and crime and then decided on what and if any punishment they deserve.


Date:
09 Feb 2004
Time:
18:30:38

Comments

Only in the most serious circumstances.


Date:
12 Feb 2004
Time:
17:09:35

Comments

in the case of murder or rape i think juveniles should be tryed as an adult but for felonious assult or other crimes they should be tryed as a juvenile


Date:
17 Feb 2004
Time:
13:17:30

Comments

I THINK JAIL IS NOT RIGHT FOR KIDS WHO IS NOT IN THEIR BECAUSE THEIR NOT READY TO BE SITTING UP THERE WITH A PERSON WHOM IS BIGGER THAN THEM.


Date:
19 Feb 2004
Time:
10:14:11

Comments

whenever a crime is committed regardless of the seriousness


Date:
19 Feb 2004
Time:
10:31:11

Comments

I think that jail is appropriate when someone does something soooooooo serious they hurt other people. I think that when you know right from wrong that is when you should be able to pay some concequences for your actions


Date:
24 Feb 2004
Time:
17:32:15

Comments

Jail is good but i do not like the death penilty it is wrong and unjust but it is good in a way so killers will not kill again


Date:
09 Mar 2004
Time:
00:04:42

Comments

should juveniles who commit murder betryed as adults?


Date:
17 Mar 2004
Time:
18:42:22

Comments

when they do an adult crime.i think that if you think your old enough to do the crime then you should be old enough to know what your doing and not to do....and you should be old enough to do the time


Date:
30 Mar 2004
Time:
09:17:51

Comments

I think jail is appropriate when the juvinile is involved in a case when someone or something gets hurt or when weapons are being used.


Date:
30 Mar 2004
Time:
21:08:32

Comments

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Date:
08 Apr 2004
Time:
18:00:38

Comments

WHEN A LAW IS BROKEN


Date:
24 Apr 2004
Time:
16:40:06

Comments

Jail is appropriate for juveniles when they have commited a crime that is heinous or unacceptable in the eyes of the judicial system. They should be tried as adults because they are capable of premeditating crimes, and know what they are doing when the crime is committed.


Date:
24 Apr 2004
Time:
16:42:08

Comments

Jail is appropriate for juveniles when they have commited a crime that is heinous or unacceptable in the eyes of the judicial system. They should be tried as adults because they are capable of premeditating crimes, and know what they are doing when the crime is committed.


Date:
10 May 2004
Time:
08:41:48

Comments

i believe that anyone,no matter the age, should accept responsibility for their actions.I believe that minors should be able to realize that what they are doing is wrong.I think capital punishment is the answer to that.If they kill once, they will kill again!


Date:
13 May 2004
Time:
09:17:50

Comments

I believe when someone who does something wrong and thinks its okay that he/she did that crime, then they should be put in jail.


Date:
26 May 2004
Time:
11:12:00

Comments

its hard to talk to sum1 wen there in jail and u reallie wanna see them


Date:
28 May 2004
Time:
12:47:05

Comments

If the juvenile commits a serious crime such as a murder or homicide or when a fire arm comes into the picture.


Date:
21 Jul 2004
Time:
00:13:46

Comments

how much do court fees cost for a juveniles first offense like assault charges.


Date:
20 Sep 2004
Time:
14:25:04

Comments

i think that if people kill somebody they should be killed to . what if they killed your mom do you think they should be killed then ?


Date:
11 Oct 2004
Time:
12:56:59

Comments

Do you think teens who commit violent crimes be treated as adults in court?


Date:
14 Oct 2004
Time:
18:50:09

Comments

I think that jail is appropriate only when the person commiting the crime is aware about what they have commited and are mentally able to understand that there are consequences.


Date:
14 Oct 2004
Time:
18:52:54

Comments

I am also doing a debate on if children should be tried as adults can you also please send me any info you might know.


Date:
25 Oct 2004
Time:
09:14:29

Comments

my comments are that no child should be convicted as an adult at anytime ever. Jail is appropriate whenever someone has killed someone else and physically touching or malesting charges


Date:
03 Nov 2004
Time:
16:17:05

Comments

yes it was appropriate, if you cant do the time, dont commit the crime


Date:
08 Nov 2004
Time:
19:26:23

Comments

jail is appropriate when junvenile is sane and commits a murder.


Date:
09 Nov 2004
Time:
09:36:16

Comments

When is jail approite? Im doing a report for smith middle school and i want to know what you think. I belive that if a child goes as far as to kill somebody then that child either has mental problems( not to be mean or any thing as in mental i mean sizophronic, Pariniod or problems like that)or was raped abused in any way or bullied. I got done reading a book about phycoligy and it explained a lot to me about the minds of crimals. Usally people killed when they couldnt take the abuse anymore. I believe that bullies and abusive parents should be the ones to go to jail and the child should go get help with their problems. Thanks and if you have any acual facts for me please send-THanks for your help ill keep posted!


Date:
11 Nov 2004
Time:
11:52:14

Comments

Jail is appropriate when and only when a crime is cometted. Meaning if you do have drugs in your system, with you, or around you that you know about. Same with if you kill or hurt someone.


Date:
13 Nov 2004
Time:
13:44:20

Comments

I believe that todayís youth get off way too easily. What makes it right for them to be able to hurt, stab, or possibly even kill someone and not get crucial penalties just because they are a juvenile? What makes 18 the legal age, crossing you over from the youth category to the adult category? I think that everyone should be treated the same. Whether you are 15, 18, or 21 you are still a human being with the qualities to think and act like one. I canít even begin to express how horrible I think it is, that if you are a minor and commit a crime your consequences are minimal. While if you are an adult, you not only get sent off to prison for quite some time, but you still get stuck with community service and other penalties that are seed to be fit. Todayís popular belief is that they are only a child and they donít know any better. But how long can we let them kill people before we realize that they really do know better? It takes thought to stab someone, threaten someone, stalk someone, harass or abuse someone, and even murdering someone. So what I am trying to get at, in the long run, is a youth really does know better. I also believe that a childís home life will depend heavily on how he or she will act in his or her future. If brought up in a violent home, then chances are they will turn out to be a very violent individual. If brought up in a respectable, loving and caring home, then they will probably turn out to be that same way. I donít think they should be put to the death penalty or anything of that matter, but I do believe that we should sentence them to a longer time in prison and have them under a stronger watch in the future. Maybe they should come in on a regular basis to get drug tested and go to a specific class every so often to keep them on the straight and narrow. I know that nothing will ever completely rid us of this problem, but I do think that if there is more of a consequence for the crime then there will be less of it. Knowing they can get away with something and having a minuscule punishment leads them to making these mistakes. If we donít do anything now, things will only get worse. Being one of them, I know how heavily our actions are going to affect our future and our childrenís future. How would you like it for your grandchildren to be brought up in a dangerous world because you hadnít done anything to help protect them and their future? If you know of a kid in danger or causing danger step up and fight for them. Take a chance and make a difference the world, you be helping to make it a better place for all of us. I personally donít like living in fear. Going to places like LA, Fresno and some parts of San Francisco scare me because they have gangs, drive-by-shootings, stabbings and murders on a regular basis. I want to help protect the comfort of San Luis and secure its safety. By cracking down on the problems we have now, we will preserve that feeling. Make a difference and help me to see this problem through, and the kids of the future will thank you!


Date:
14 Nov 2004
Time:
21:58:59

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Should a 15 year old who commits murder be trialed as an adult?


Date:
01 Dec 2004
Time:
17:39:48

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When we ask ourselves, "when is Jail appropriate?" we make it seem like sending people to prison actually reforms people. Sending people to prison doesnt reduce crime rates, it doesnt produce safer communities like you think it does. The prison system works to do the opposite. The system works to PRODUCE CRIMINALS, people!! To this day we haven't seen a good thing that the prison has produced. People who go to jail have a greater risk to go back, but WHY? Isnt the prison supposed to help you reform, through education? How else are they ever going to feel prepare to join the work force? The prison system does not educate them. So what can a person that only knows how to steal cars do after they come out of jail? There has to be a better way to help the people that have been victims of a system that sets them up to stay criminals. So the prison doesnt reduce crime,and it also doesnt educate the people or at least help ease their transition into society.Redisivism % are really high. The system has been alive and well and although it is the tool used to "control" society the only thing that is doing is serving as a the remedy for all the "delinquents" they produce. So the question should not be "When is jail appropriate?" but "Is Jail appropriate to serve the needs for society?". The prison system is not reducing crime it is only inciting it by gathering all these people in jail to plot even more crimes. You migh go in the pin with a diploma in theft and come out with a PHD in a different field. Reform is needed but jail has proven to be a failure. -llu


Date:
02 Dec 2004
Time:
16:56:01

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i think that if you ruin somebody's life then you should be in jail for life or the death penilty... but if they didnt kill anybody or ruin anybodies likfe they should kill them or give them the DEATH PENALTY..i mean..if you ruin sum1's den ur should be too...dats how i see it...


Date:
07 Dec 2004
Time:
17:39:13

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i dont really have a comment, but could a young girl go to jail for assault by contact? she is 13 and the parents of the boy told the school she drew blood but she didn't. what could be her consequences?


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