595 Words Specific Question: "Laws holding parents responsible for their children's crimes would not result in serious injustice."Ã¯Â¿Â½ Purpose: To persuade parents to be more cognizant of their impact on their children's lives.
Audience: My parents, my class, potential lawmakers, and myself.
Central Idea: A child receives its his moral values through his its parents and if these values are wrong, should we not hold the parents responsible in a crime, include the parents in a crime, just as we hold them civilly responsible.
Thesis: If parent is the one person responsible for the child's values that he it bases decisions on, then the parent should be responsible for any act a child does, criminal or not.
What is a juvenile delinquent? Is a child born and raised with a mother and father dependent on them for its ethical and moral values? Modern parents have (A modern pair of parents has) two things guaranteed with the birth of a child: they are to instill moral values in (into) the child, to teach tell the child it right from wrong; and to be responsible, at least financially, for everything involving the child until he is eighteen.
What then, prevents (is holding the) modern society from holding the parents equally (just as) responsible for their children for a crime just as if the parent had did it? What then, prevents modern society from holding parents equally responsible for a crime committed by the child? If the parent is the one responsible for the child's values that he bases decisions on, then the parent should be responsible for any act a child does, criminal or not.
A child born without the supervision and guidance of parents is destined to be wild and undisciplined, without regard for the laws of our society...