Does the Young Offenders Act Work?

Canada
December 2, 2006 8:14pm CST
I am personally interested in the topic of attitudes toward the Young Offenders Act because in the future I am unsure if our children will be responsible enough to run our country. Also recently the YOA has received a lot of attention in the media and it seems as though many types of youth crime are being made public knowledge. So does the young offendes act working or does it need serious changes?
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@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
3 Dec 06
It works VERY well if you are a young offender.....
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• Canada
3 Dec 06
so very true, in Ontario, Canada a ten year attemted to kill a fellow class mate but since he/she is not of the proper age the cild can not be charge with assaut just warned not to do it again. thanks for the post.
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• India
3 Dec 06
i dont hink so
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• Canada
3 Dec 06
No, i feel the teen offender should be put in a boot camp to learn basic survial skills, respect, and trust. My Cousin was sent to a juvinielle facillity after stabbing a fellow student and was later release to his parents care and he tried to kill his baby sister. A the parents could not handle him, B the justice system failed him. His Grandparent to him in and placed him into a boot camp where he was put in the middle of the wilderness and had to learn to survive on the basics and go to school regularly. Today he is back at home and finishing of his grade 12 on the honour role. You just can't give up on a bad apple, you still can turn it into apple pie....
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• Canada
3 Dec 06
I thanks you for your post, I am glad he is successful now.
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• India
3 Dec 06
i dont know sorry
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@ru88en (2998)
• Philippines
3 Dec 06
I am not familiar with the Young Offender Act Work. I just don't know if it is the same as here, children below 16 years of age are not punishable with crime. I hope I get it right?
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• Canada
3 Dec 06
I hope it is less than 16 but still if a child can commit a serious crime then they need to be held accountable for it. Thanks for the post
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• Indonesia
3 Dec 06
I am young offendes act working
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• Canada
3 Dec 06
thanks you for you post
@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
3 Dec 06
I wouldn't worry too much about the future and the present generation's ability to responsibly run any country. Past generations after generations have had the same insecurity and it hasn't been all that bad. We don't see all the potential leaders but they will come alone and do just fine.. We may not agree with the present tribe of politicians but just think about the fact that the next generation couldn't be that bad. It might help you to stop worrying. It like the person who said to me....Smile things could be worse....So I smailed and sure enough things got worse.
• Canada
3 Dec 06
intersting point of view, I like how you put a take on it. thanks for the response
• India
3 Dec 06
hahahahahahahahahah
@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
4 Dec 06
If you're that bored then may I suggest you move to another site. Thank you
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• Canada
4 Dec 06
thank you gifana some people just don't know respect in here......
• India
3 Dec 06
hey how are you