Curfew is something that most teens deal with at some point in their life. The curfew could be set by their parents, their parole officer, or even their coach if they are traveling with a sports team. These guardians set a curfew to try to keep their teens out of trouble but it will not stop teens from doing something that they shouldn't. They will just do what they want to do earlier in the day. If a 10 pm curfew was enforced, that curfew would interfere with the lives of teens that have jobs that require them to work later than the curfew allows. They would have to work shorter shifts which causes them to make less money. Some teenagers might not work so close to home and that would cause problems in their schedule too. Their shift could end at 9 pm but if they get caught in traffic at 9:30 pm, there is a chance that they will get pulled over after ten and then they have no way to prove that they are coming from
A 2011 study published in The American Law and Economics Review by the University of California, Berkeley, “The Impact of Juvenile Curfew Laws on Arrests of Youth and Adults,” analyzes data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Unified Criminal Reporting files. The researcher focuses on arrests for both minor offenses (loitering and curfew violations) and more serious infractions (such as violent crimes and property crimes). Key study findings indicated, arrests of youths directly impacted by curfew restrictions drop by almost 15% in the first year and approximately 10% in following years. “In the average city, a permanent 10% reduction corresponds to roughly 135 fewer youth arrests per year.”
Many parents tell their kids that if they want something they have have to pay for it; but what they don’t get is that it’s hard to get a job as a teen. It is especially hard for teens under the age of 17 if there is a curfew. Many teenagers have after school activities, sporting events, or a school club. So if parents want their kids to get a job how are they going to be able to if they have to do their homework, study, or go to practice or a game if they can’ be out past 9:00? This is another reason why a curfew is not necessary.
Curfews make teens feel like “they’re not trusted enough. This creates a bad relationship. It can create an awkward uncomfortable environment at home. This can lead the teenagers to leave the house and try as much as they can to not be in the house around their parents. This shows that the more the parents try to keep their teenagers under control, the more the teenagers will crack and the more troubles and problems occur. They will just go behind their back and do whatever they want. Teenagers would feel like they are being treated unfairly or that they are being discriminated against It could cause them to sneak out because they feel locked up, which could put them in more harm. This shows that teens do not want to treated unfairly just because of their age. Curfews cause the teenagers to sneak out, which can cause them to get in trouble with the police. These evidences show that a curfew is not a helpful or a smart
Having a curfew for teenagers is a good idea because it takes the risk out for them to get hurt. It takes the risk out because adolescents will not be out all night doing stupid things getting hurt. This curfew ensures that they get home on time without getting hurt.
Teen curfews do not reduce crime from happening. First of all, curfew laws do not reduce juvenile crime. In fact, the current available data show that these laws may actually increase crime (Teen
Do Curfews Keep Teens Out of Trouble Bryan Win Lee Liang Jun Yong Jie Peng, Calvin HELP University Curfews Keep Teens Out of Trouble Do curfews keep teenagers out of trouble? This topic has always been on the cover page of today's newspaper headlines and a hot topic that has been discussed by every family. What are curfews like? A curfew is a time frame given by an authority like a parent or the government to teenagers below 18 to be home before a certain period of time. So, ask yourself, do you think that by implementing curfews into a teenager’s life, he or she would keep out of trouble. Our group has discussed and came to an agreement that curfews really do help teenagers keep out of trouble. Firstly, curfews help teenagers to stay
In today’s society, many people fear that if teens are out late they are participating in mischief or that they are more likely to be involved in criminal activity. Many feel that by creating a city wide curfew for teens crime would be reduced. However, in reality, most crimes are committed during the day by adult offenders, not by individuals under the age of 18. A curfew for teens would not be the right way to go.
By having a curfew it stops teens from committing crimes,doing drugs,and drinking alcohol.Making a curfew gives teens less time to do these things.If they made a curfew these teens wouldn’t be able to get ahold of drugs and alcohol.From 1995 to 1999,curfew have dropped the amount of minor arrest for violent crimes by 23 percent.When Pony and Johnny were out late,a crime was committed.Johnny had killed a Soc named Bob out of self-defense.If there was a curfew,this crime would have never happened.
Crimes by juveniles occur more often during the day than at night. When either both parents work, or there is a single parent household, juveniles must come home from school alone. Since juveniles are left unsupervised, they sometimes commit crimes and these crimes usually occur during the day. Those opposed to curfews replied that most juvenile crimes occurred in daylight hours, that most children were not criminals, and that many legitimate nocturnal activities were being suppressed (Juvenile Curfews and the Major Confusion Over Minor Rights). Since most juvenile crimes occur during the day, why should a curfew be imposed on juveniles?
In the United States, metropolitan areas consistently battle controlling the crime rate in their cities. Crimes committed by minors during curfew hours make up 84 percent of the 88 percent of the crime that take place during curfew hours (City Mayor). By placing a curfew on minors, we are getting them off the streets that could be filled with career criminals. The law encourages minors to be in their homes and in a safe environment instead of being influenced to participate in misguided activities while being out at night. Some examples of misguided activities might be: drag racing, vandalism, trespassing and drug use. “In a new survey by the National League of Cities, 97 percent of cities and towns with nighttime curfews report a drop in juvenile crime” (Connect
Curfews are not in effect everywhere and not everyone follows them, whether it is intentionally or unintentionally. Sometimes, curfews that are in effect are not followed intentionally, as previously discussed, or unintentionally. Many times some people don’t even know what the curfews are in set cities; if the city has a curfew set at all. Dallas, Texas has recently set a curfew for teens ages 17 and under. The teens must be inside by 11 o’clock on weekdays and midnight on weekends (Rosado, and Manly). Agreeing to this, Sutphen and Ford argued that different curfews throughout the United States are unreasonable. If teenagers were used to a curfew of midnight, adjusting to a curfew
Just because they have a curfew it doesn’t mean that they aren’t going to get in trouble. It may limit the things they do. Which in turn limits the trouble they get in, but it doesn’t stop them from doing things to get them in trouble. (Wylie Tanton said on April 11, 2012 “I personally think teens shouldn't have a curfew because whether or not they have curfew teens still get themselves into trouble, not only during the night. http://www.collegenet.com/elect/app/app?service=external/Forum&sp=42891)
Curfew is a set time which teenagers will have to schedule their activities around. Generally, this curfew doesn’t change and helps your teen to understand boundaries. It is a wonderful idea for teens to have curfews because it teaches them to be responsible and also considerate of other people around them. As teenagers, it is natural for adolescents to feel like their freedoms are being taken away and that their parents don’t know what is best. However, curfew is put in place for the direct opposite, which is keeping teenagers out of trouble. Curfew teaches teenagers time management, it could lower the crime rate in local areas, and it could give teenagers an overall better relationship with their parents. Because of these reasons, I
Having a teenage curfew is ineffective and useless. Many people argue that the curfews are necessary because it will keep young people out of trouble. They also say that teenagers are more likely to get in trouble late than they would during daylight. Teens are looked at as the age group that causes the most trouble, and society targets them when it comes to matter for crime, however many people believe that teens are responsible for a large percentage of crimes and that having a curfew in effect will help lower crime rates. I disagree with this because I don't think teenagers should be forced to follow a ridged time schedule because of a curfew.