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How could education help to reduce the crime in teenagers life?

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How could education help to reduce the crime in teenagers' life? Education in its broadest sense is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character, or physical ability of an individual and in its technical sense education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, values, and skills from one generation to another through institutions. Three-quarters (75%) of young people had not offended in the last 12 months. Of the 25 per cent that committed at least one of the offences in the last 12 months, many had offended only occasionally or committed relatively trivial offences. The proportion of young people committing an offence remained stable across all three waves of the survey. This pattern held for frequent and serious offenders. The essay looks at how education decreases the level of crime and evaluates past experience and present influence. The importance of topic is in indication of connection between education and crime among teenagers and revealing the proof of decline in the number of crime as a result of amelioration in education. The problem of teenage crime is that it will affect future reputation of person and status. ...read more.

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It is very disappointing that a recent report by the Prince's Trust, the charity founded in 1976 by the Prince of Wales (reported in The Times of 8/8/08) shows that many youngsters do not regard their parents as an example. In addition the influence of cruel movies, computer games and books can cause the effect on crime. So then, the study tested how much children will retain of what they see in movies. They found that 8 year olds would catch three out of every five things that the parents see. This means, for example, that if there are 20 murder scenes, then the child will remember 12 of them. The next thing that they learned was that the 8 year old will remember 90% of what they saw in the movie six weeks after they saw it, and three months later, they still remember the same amount. The last thing that was observed was that children of all ages tend to accept as true the things that they see in movies. In addition, the scenes that children remember the most from a movie are action scenes, especially when it deals with sports, crime, and fighting. ...read more.

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The report claims that just over one third of 16-25 year olds say they do not have a parent they consider a role model and so turn to their peer groups in gangs for guidance. More than half say friends are their main example and two thirds say that they would go to a peer first with a problem. Less than a third would turn a parent. Paul Brown, a director at the Princes Trust, says that, if young people do not have parents who are good role models and have no other adults in their life to look up, gangs fill the vacuum. Gangs are very attractive to young people if they have no sense of direction or motivation. In some schools older student are asked to be an ideal for younger children can help to decide the best way of being in the right environment. This could happen in gangs. It would be difficult to do in practice, because it would mean finding gang leader or members who would be willing to undergo training and in the end influence (without telling) people they mentor not to commit crimes. ...read more.

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