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    Default MP calls for parents to pay for youth crime

    http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au...7809_news.html

    I think this is a good idea, I know part of the reason I didnt get into a lot of trouble is because I knew my mom would have to pay for the things I did.

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    There are generally two types of parents to youths that commit crimes; those that are already taking measures to curb their child's problematic behaviour in which these courses are not likely to stop these youths from being sh!ts and listen to their parents and then there are those that don't give two hoots anyway and they are going to make little to no attempt in implementing the tools learnt at these seminars, thus letting their children be sh!ts anyway.

    By the time these children are of an age that the crimes they commit are punishable, their parents are not high in their list of influences, but their peers most certainly are.

    Instead of targeting the parents, the focus should be on the youths and stronger punishments should be in play.

    ETA The fact that my parents would have to pay would have had little to no influence on my actions as a teen and I'm sure that wouldn't be the reason for many others either. Teens are very selfish and their actions would only be changed if they know that they, personally, are going to be roasted by the courts.
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    I agree completely with you redlips.

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    Great - let the kids get away with things and punish those who haven't commited any crimes. That's a great lesson for them (note: sarcasm)

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    I agree it depends on the situation, but I know when I was little I wasn't worried about when I got into trouble, I was just worried that my parents were going to find out and kick my ar$e!

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    Yup I wouldn't have cared about financial cost but I was do scared of my dad kicking my backside if I messed up

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    I think it's a stupid idea- parents who are trying to get their kids to behave would be punished needlessly, kids who are angry at parents could use this to punish them, and ragbag parents who don't care what their kids do won't pay fines etc. I agree with Redlips!

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    I think it is the 'youth' who should be punished.. if the parents have multiple children who are continually breaking the law then perhaps they should be punished as an incentive to work on their parenting (or lack thereof) skills. Around here, derro kids seem to come from derro families for the most part.. I cannot imagine these parents caring about paying any imposed fines. Put tracking devices on the little buggers which alert the police to them being anywhere but home, school or work

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    hmm I assumed that the child would be punished and the parents would have to pay for the childs punishment ie if they go to a juvenile detention center the parents would have to pay a fee to help with the upkeep. We as parents are responsible for what our children do, I am surprised that so many people could care less as teens if their parents were in trouble. I know my 17 year old steers clear of trouble because A it will impact me and B I would be disappointed in her. Are we raising children who dont care about their parents? I still think that parents should be punished and if they dont pay the fines they then can go to jail if they cant afford it then they can do community service.

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    It said making parents responsible for fines. The teens should be doing community services IMO. What a copout.
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