Florida Injustice System : Throwing Away Our Youth without A Chance for Rehabilitation

MOTHERS: Moms Outreaching, Teaching, Helping, Educating, Rebellious Sons. MOTHERS of Sons imprisoned for crimes that fell into the system due to becoming a product of environment, circumstance, mental illness and/or influence.
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Sept. 15, 2011 - PRLog -- Florida Injustice System
Throwing Away Our Youths without A Chance for Rehabilitation


MOTHERS
Moms Outreaching, Teaching, Helping, Educating, Rebellious Sons

This article was developed for the purpose to get more done to save our dying sons!!!!

MOTHERS of Sons imprisoned for crimes that fell into the system due to becoming a product of environment, circumstance, mental illness and/or influence.

We want to help our sons and derail them from spending life imprisoned by a system that does not believe in rehabilitation of our youth.

Why not make more institutions for rehabilitation? Instead of imprisonment on young people that creates more hostile and unreachable animals due to the overall atmosphere and utterly outrageous conditions of captivity.

Criminal offenses deserve properly determined consequences. A young person that commits a crime should be evaluated and historical family mental health, upbringing, problems, and issues should all be calculated into the overall punishment of offenders.

Our system is flawed when a 12 year old is thrown into a system and treated like an adult…studies show his brain will not even comprehend the consequences or severity of his crime until about the age of 22.

A young man who commits a homicide that otherwise is a good kid should be evaluated for what caused him to slip into such drastic actions. His brain and his development have just begun and have not reached full capacity either.

More outreach programs for our youth should be implemented to help derail them from becoming a product of their culture, environment and circumstance.


In today’s culture our sons are influenced GREATLY by what their minds listen too. The music industry has no censorship. MP players and IPods changed the way parents monitored what our children listen too. We no longer had any control due to internet and advanced technologies gave our youth insight to things that should not be presented to young influential minds. Glorification of the streets, fast money, drugs, guns and murder are what is fed to our young men of today. Then when their reality becomes what they hear and what their brain feeds off of they become a product of their influences and environment.

No young man is protected from these influences and no mother can compete with the constant impact of the glorified growing culture of drugs, money and violence. Street credibility means more than a High School Diploma. Did you realize, getting paid quick and fast means more than to our youth of today than making an honest wage for an honest day of work. In fact, having popularity as someone not to mess with is what many strive to obtain rather than getting into college. Working hard to be known as “NO PUNK” is more meaningful than earning a parents approval or being a good person for doing good things and accomplishing goals of real value.

Current Studies of the Young Brain

Explaining gender differences in crime and violence: The importance of social cognitive skills
Sarah Bennetta, David P. Farringtona,  ,  , L. Rowell Huesmannb
Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT, England, UK Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, United States
Available online 21 September 2004.
Abstract
Studies have consistently shown higher rates of offending for males than for females, and especially higher rates of violence. Gender differences in the development of social cognition may help to explain gender differences in crime and violence. How an individual ultimately responds to a stressful life event or risk factor depends on how that event is perceived, which, in turn, depends on an individual's cognitive processes. Social information-processing skills allow individuals to encode information, interpret and consider risks and benefits of a particular action, and determine an appropriate response based on their repertoire of behavioral scripts. It is not necessarily suggested that deficiencies in cognitive capabilities cause crime, but rather that certain ways of processing social information and certain social cognitive memory structures help to protect the individual from personal, social, environmental, or situational pressures towards criminal behavior. One of the reasons females have lower rates of offending is because they acquire social cognitive skills earlier in life than males do and because they have better prosocial skills. The superior social cognitive skills of females are influenced by many factors, including better interhemispheric communication, fewer frontal lobe deficits, greater verbal ability, and differential socialization by parents and peers. More research is needed on how well gender differences in crime and violence can be explained by gender differences in social cognition.
Keywords: Crime; Violence; Social cognition; Gender; Biology; Protective factors
Copyright (c) 2003 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
Stanford Law & Policy Review

SYMPOSIUM: CHILDREN, CRIME, AND CONSEQUENCES: JUVENILE JUSTICE IN AMERICA: States of Mind/States of Development
2003
14 Stan. L. & Pol'y Rev 143
Author Kim Taylor-Thompson*
Excerpt
The sense of outrage and fear has been palpable. Incidents of children killing other children 1 have stunned the nation and sparked debate about the most effective ways to address adolescent criminal behavior. Given the high stakes, political 2 and community leaders 3 have clamored for innovative solutions to this pressing problem. But state legislatures and the federal government have responded with an utterly familiar strategy. They have rushed to send young offenders into the adult criminal justice system in the hope of appeasing, if not satisfying, an angry public. And in their haste to organize this full court press, policy-makers have overlooked a crucial paradox. An adolescent's poor choice to engage in unlawful conduct is different from an adult's poor decision, although each may cause harm. Society, perhaps with reason, presupposes that an adult who makes the decision to commit a crime weighs it against her values and options. 4 But it then attributes the identical thought process to adolescents. This popular conception of decision-making blurs a fundamental difference: The options that an adolescent perceives and acts upon are limited by and linked to developmental factors that change with maturity. In short, adolescent decision-making bears little resemblance to the mental operation that adults - and adult courts - treat as typical.

Policy-makers' disregard of this distinction has been chronic. Barely even pausing to question their operative assumptions about why adolescents choose to engage in crime, policy-makers have retreated into the comfort of the retributive routine. Despite a decline ...
Facinating Research by: David P. Farrington, Professor of Psychological Criminality
www.criminology.fsu.edu/crimtheory/farrington.htm

The Manic Murderer
EDWARD PODOLSKY, M.D.
Brooklyn, New York
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2642326/pdf/jnma00686-0085.pdf

Neural foundations to moral reasoning and antisocial behavior
1.   Adrian Raine and
2.   Yaling Yang
+ Author Affiliations
1.   Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, University of Southern California, USA
1.   Correspondence should be addressed to Adrian Raine, Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061 USA. E-mail: raine@usc.edu.
   Received August 11, 2006.
   Accepted September 17, 2006.  

Attn: Angela B. Corey State Attorney, Florida State Attorney
Read information regarding rehabilitation...our children are not animals our young adult men and teens can be rehabilitated according to RESEARCH!!!!
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