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A disturbing trend of teens coughing on produce at a grocery store has attracted the attention on police in Virginia (Nexstar Media Wire, 2020). Law enforcement officers have increasingly concerned about the viral video tricks, which are posted on social media. Some of the juveniles questioned by the police about these activities have stated that there was no actual criminal intent in their actions (Lewinski, 2020). The disturbing trend has come at a time when coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country. While some of these juveniles have argued against any criminal intent in their actions, they could be charged with disorderly conduct. In the United States, disorderly conduct is normally classified as a misdemeanor or infraction. People are charged with this type of crime when they act or behave in a disruptive way that disturbs the peace of others. In addition, disorderly conduct comprises extremely offensive behavior that intentionally disturbs public peace even in the absence of any danger.
The aged of the alleged offenders could influence the charges and/or punishment for their disorderly conduct. Based on existing criminal law and statutes, misdemeanors or infractions like disorderly conduct can result in a sentence of up to a year if carried out by an adult. However, for juveniles, jail or prison sentences do not always apply since they cannot necessarily be found guilty of committing a criminal act. Given their ages, the alleged offenders could be fined or be subjected to administrative consequences. Nonetheless, the alleged offenders could face serious charges or punishment if they are repeat offenders and their actions pose significant risks on public safety. In essence, disorderly conduct charge and/or punishment can result in severe consequences for the alleged offenders based on several circumstances including whether they are repeat offenders and public safety risks caused by their actions. These factors are likely to be taken into consideration if the alleged offenders are charged with disorderly conduct.
Lewinski, J.S. (2020, March 22). Police Investigate New Social Media Meme of Teens Coughing on Shoppers. Forbes. Retrieved June 13, 2020, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnscottlewinski/2020/03/22/police-investigate-new-social-media-meme-of-teens-coughing-on-shoppers/#d6c6ba57dd95
Nexstar Media Wire. (2020, March 21). Police Investigate ‘Disturbing’ Video of Teens Coughing on Produce. Fox 5. Retrieved June 13, 2020, from https://fox5sandiego.com/news/trending/police-investigate-disturbing-video-of-teens-coughing-on-produce/
Juvenile Arrest Rates Review of the DOJ 2008 Juvenile Arrest Report The overall rate of juvenile arrests declined by 3% between 2007 and 2008 for all persons younger than the age of 18 (Puzzanchera, 2009). This continues a trend of year-to-year reductions in overall juvenile arrest rates. Between 2004 and 2008 there was an overall 4% reduction in juvenile arrest rates and between 1999 and 2008 a 16% reduction. The source of
Juvenile Delinquency Is Associated With Parenting Factors Through Social Control Theory Interventions that involve life-course unrelenting offenders should place emphasis on remedial social abilities, for them to have a chance to decrease their frequency of offence in future, and to tackle conduct disorder problems. Interventions involving teenage-onset offenders should, wherever applicable, tackle issues relating to parenting, alcohol/drug misuse, and anti-social friends. Keane, Krull and Phythian (2008) define self-control as the extent
In the past, there was no such term as “juvenile delinquent” or “juvenile delinquency” within the justice system. As frightening as it is to consider, over a hundred years ago, children who committed crimes were thrown into prisons with adults and some children were even sentenced to corporal punishment or even death (Yale.edu, 2000). Reformers of the justice system were the ones who pushed for a distinct court system for
(Braga, et. al, 1999). However, the problem is that the study did not directly examine the broken windows theory. While the police present in the study did engage in some of the social order restoration that is characteristic of broken windows policing, they also engaged in overt acts to reduce violent crime, such as removing weapons stashed by local drug dealers. (Braga, et. al, 1999). Obviously, reducing the likelihood
The independent variable will be the positive reinforcement as represented by the incentive program. The study will be examined by examining increases or decreases on the overall attendance rate of students before application of an incentive program and then after the incentive program has been in effect for at least 1/2 of the school year. It is expected increases or decreases in the truancy rates will be due to
There are many of these individuals, and it is time that this is changed.
Parents often look away from these kinds of problems, or they spend their time in denial of the issue because they feel that their child will not be harmed by parental involvement with drugs or alcohol. Some parents have parents that were/are addicts themselves, and some are so busy with their lives that they