Many towns in New Jersey have declared a new curfew law for
teens under 18. Some towns have the curfew for being in your house or
someone else's house by 11 PM unless traveling to and from a job.
Many teens think this is unfair and unconstitutional. My personal
opinion on this topic is that it will definitely decrease the rate of
vandalism on personal property, stores, etc.
First of all, with this curfew teens will be in their homes or
someone else's homes by 11 PM which I'm sure will decrease the rate of
vandalism after hours. Some teens will vandalize property after hours
because the friends are doing it and they think they will not get caught.
Some examples of common vandalism is: graffiti, break windows, etc.
By keep most teens in after 11 will keep businesses, personal property
safe and most of all keep kids out of trouble.
In addition, this curfew will keep kids off the streets at
unreasonable hours and keep them safe. If kids are safely in their
homes by a reasonable hour they will not get into trouble by fights,
vandalism and whatnot. If teens get into less trouble that means a
better reputation for the town and the town could possibly suspend the
curfew law because of that. Even though the curfew law might be gone
it might've installed a new sense of quality family time.
Also, this curfew would make kids spend more time with their
families . By spending more time with their families this means less
crime on the street. I'm not trying to say that only teens commit crimes
because adult certainly participate in law breaking too but there is a
large percentage of teens who do commit them.
In conclusion, I think that the curfew law is a good idea and will
make the town and kids look better. Going over what I said in my essay
is less crime, keeping kids safe, and more quality time with their
families. How could you disagree with all...
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