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The author has provided ample evidence to support the thesis. The author indicates that the local councils have put effort in reduction of crime through prevention of youth from gathering in the train station. However, a question is raised on why the youth should be denied from such gatherings since they have the right to move freely. To support her argument, the author indicates that Parental Responsibility Bill was introduced in the House of Assembly on June 2004 that gives the police powers to remove persons under the age of 15 from public places if they are not under supervision from a responsible adult. Essay Example

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Assesment Activity3.

(AllanNonnenmacher —SSS019201175GD)

  1. My expectations from the title of the article: “Opinion: Not seen and not heard -Legal and social exclusion of young people”

This title gives the impression that the article is about how society continues to muffle the opinions and the voice of the youth in social circles, as well as in legislation. It illustrates how young people do not enjoy the right to express themselves through voice or action.

  1. The viewpoint proposed illustrates that young people need to be taken into account when implementing measures aimed at maintaining law and order. According to the author, misperception which is fueled by the media has led the society to believe that the young people are a threat. As a result, laws have been introduced and social measures taken which treat them unfairly and deny them their basic rights.

  2. From a legal standpoint, the opinions of young people in the society of concern suffer profound neglect, especially in matters relating to law making. One of the bills made regarding the use of public spaces include the Parental Responsibility Bill that was introduced in the House of Assembly on June 2004. This Bill gives the police the power to remove persons under the age of 15 from public places if they are not under supervision from a responsible adult. Such laws are insensitive to the young, since their presence within society is considered unruly. In addition, policemen implement these ‘biased’ rules by applying their own judgment in interpreting the law. The section 18 of the summary offences Act 1953 mandates the police to demand a person to stop loitering or to disperse a group if it is apparent that they are about to commit a crime, there is a breach of peace or the safety of an individual is endangered. Such legislation is exceedingly broad and open to meticulous interpretation of the police.

  3. The author has provided ample evidence to support the thesis. The author indicates that the local councils have put effort in reduction of crime through prevention of youth from gathering in the train station. However, a question is raised on why the youth should be denied from such gatherings since they have the right to move freely. To support her argument, the author indicates that Parental Responsibility Bill was introduced in the House of Assembly on June 2004 that gives the police powers to remove persons under the age of 15 from public places if they are not under supervision from a responsible adult.

References

Bunyon, K. (2004). Opinion: Not seen and not heard — legal and social exclusion of young people. Bulletin: Law Society Of South Australia.