Wednesday, May 8, 2013

ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY: SHOULD PARENTS BE HELD LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR CHILDREN'S ACTIONS?



When juveniles break the law, they are punished by a juvenile court and if convicted, are usually incarcerated in juvenile detention centers. At this point it is necessary to stop and think whether they can be totally blamed for their misdeeds and whether their parents are also partially responsible. They are, after all, not legally of age. Should parents be totally responsible up to a certain age and partially responsible after a certain age perhaps? Or should we forget about the parents and focus solely on the young offenders. Research the topic, determine your position and write an argumentative essay. Thanks are due to Özge Çağlar Aksoy for this riveting topic
Reading material to annotate
1.       Debate: Should parents be held legally responsible for children’s actions? From: Debatepedia; http://dbp.idebate.org/en/index.php/Debate:_Should_parents_be_held_legally_responsible_for_childrens'_actions%3F
2.       Should parents be held legally and morally responsible for the actions of their children? http://www.debate.org/opinions/should-parents-be-held-morally-and-legally-responsible-for-the-actions-of-their-children
3.       Are parents morally responsible for their child’s actions? http://www.debate.org/opinions/are-parents-morally-responsible-for-their-childs-actions

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