Juvenile Crimes

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Primarily, the lack of discipline leads to an increase in juvenile crimes. Studies show that juvenile crimes are on the rise. Studies show that kids who seek solace in gang activity and crime are usually abused or who have been ill-treated. There is also a percentage of rebels in the group. A number of laws such as proposition 21 are being contested to save communities from juvenile gangs. One of the annual reports of a California officer said, Gangs and juvenile crime plague California, Killing innocent Adults, threatening children, and intimidating communities.

Despite the best efforts of law enforcement, gang-related homicide Is among the most difficult to prosecute. For benefit of future generations, we must act swiftly to change the law (Barker 1).

In a study conducted in 1980 it showed that one fifth of all the people arrested were juveniles (Juvenile 3). There are many studies that show that disturbed children join gangs to conform.

At home when kids are let loose they come into bad company or gathering and this could lead to entering a gang or other such violent outbursts. Disciplining kids by scolding them in instances when found in bad company or doing some thing illegal can restrain them from getting involved in gang activity. Spanking is another form of discipline which when used moderately can restrain a child. It is the primary responsibility of the parents to show their kids the right way of life. In order to restrain children from ills of society appropriate ways of disciplining should be utilized.

Some people believe that harsh punishment should not be used against a kid as discipline. Some statistics also show that corporal punishment is damaging to the self-esteem and mental health. They also argue that many kids are abused in the in the name...