Eighteen cases, in 1990, resulted in a parent serving time in
jail for crimes committed by his or her child. In my opinion, I
feel that parents should not be held responsible if his or her
child commits a crime. There are a couple of reasons why I feel
this is not a good law. First, I believe no parent can keep
track of their son or daughter 24 hours a day. In a real world
parents have far more to do than to monitor their child every
minute of the day to make sure he or she is not breaking the law
of some sort. Parents are an important role in a child's life but
they also have to meet the demands of going to work, attending the
house, and to have a free moments of relaxation. Besides this a
adolescent does not want a nagging parent to know every detail and
thought of what they are doing, with whom, why, when and where.
Secondly I feel that by setting the law that parents serve
the time for their child's actions goes against a valuable lesson
that is taught to a youngster from when they were young. When I
was growing up, I remember to this day that you are suppose to
take responsibility for your actions. The parental responsibility
law, goes against this valuable teaching. This law does not teach
the adolescent that as becoming a adult they have to accept
certain responsibilities. Instead, it shows that the blame can be
shifted to the not guilty person. Most adolescents today that I
have seen want to be adults by the way they dress, talk, and act.
If they want to be treated as adults then should be able to handle
to take responsibility if they made the wrong choice and broke the
law. Another point is some teenagers might commit a crime to
spite their parents whatever the reason may be.
I also feel that such a law would raise a whole set of
problems. Most parents would be in jail, because most adolescents
do in... [continues]
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