If You Do The Crime, You Will Do The Time
In today’s society, a juvenile commits a crime every seven seconds. California lawmakers say, “Parents are held responsible for their child’s actions until the age of eighteen.” In other words, if a juvenile is caught writing on walls, breaking into someone’s house, or stealing a car, his or her parents are responsible for the damages or fees. Personally, I think the methods used to prevent these crimes are outdated and need to be improved.
Graffiti is becoming a major problem in today’s society. Everywhere you go, you are bound to see graffiti. If a juvenile were to be caught tagging on walls, most likely his or her parents would have to pay for the damages. To help prevent future crimes, stores such as The Home Depot have issued a store policy. Their store policy is, “No one under the age of eighteen is allowed to purchase spray can.” However, this method only seems to help inside the store, because once the cans are sold, there is no telling who has control over them. So in order to prevent juveniles from attempting this crime, there must be stricter laws enforced.
Therefore, for any juvenile that commits this crime he or she will be charge a full year of community service. This means instead of kicking back every Saturday and Sunday, the juvenile will go around and clean their “art work” on the side of freeways. If the juvenile fails to participate, he or she will spend at lease six months in juvenile hall. If the juvenile is a repeated offender, he or she will have two years of community service and one year of military boot camp. If the juvenile again fails to participate, he or she will spend at lease a year and a half in juvenile hall. Since the juvenile is in juvenile hall, there will be no one able to do his or her community service. Therefore, they will have to pay for the damage. Having stricter laws enforced, I expect to see less graffiti around town, and juveniles learning that graffiti is not cool,...