Mass Media 01

TOPIC

Should the names and photos of juvenile criminals be made public?

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 Some people believe that the names and photos of juvenile criminals should be made public. Other people believe that the names and photos of juvenile criminals should not be made public. In my opinion, I agree that the names and photos of juvenile criminals should be made public for the following two reasons.
 The first reason is that it will play an important role as a deterrent to juvenile crimes. Juvenile delinquency and crimes are rampant because some young people take advantage of the fact that even if they commit felonies such as rape and murder, their names and photos won’t be made public. Therefore, if their names and photos are made public, then it will play an important role as a deterrent effectively.
 The second reason is that people have the right to know what is happening in the world especially around themselves. When a young criminal who committed a major crime lives in your neighborhood, you should know about it in order to protect yourself and your family. If people know that it will prevent crimes from recurring too.
 In conclusion, juvenile criminals should be punished as severely as adults in order to prevent juvenile crimes as much as possible and to protect ourselves from possible danger.

メモ

ちなみにこのトピックは”英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング”のメディアトッピクのArgument実践トレーニングのところにも賛成派と反対派のサンプルが載っていますのでそちらもぜひ参考にしてみてください。 (上に書いた私の作文も194ページのところをかなり参考にしてます。)
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それによると、”現在、日本おいては、the Juvenile Act (少年法)第61条により少年犯罪者の氏名、年齢、職業、住居、要望などを新聞、その他の出版物へ掲載することを禁じていますが、罪を犯した少年の人権を守り、将来の更生(chance of rehabilitation)を阻害しないことが目的です。”
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(引用、”英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング”から)
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