Summer Jobs: The Key to curb juvenile crime?

Here is an interesting piece on the need for summer youth jobs. Linda Harris from the Joint Center of Political and Economic Studies, wrote a piece in this issue.  A question was asked on a morning talk show; would increasing summer youth jobs could curb juvenile crime?

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6 Responses

  1. i can’t believe thats a question.

  2. This was a question which was asked on a talk show. What do you think?

  3. i think the folks who asked this question are dumb.

    OF COURSE jobs counteract crime. DUH.

    when you have something to do, that means you don’t have time to do dumb stuff.

    there is a small amount of the people who actually like and want to be criminals. very small amount.

    the rest can be motivated to do productive things with their time.

    esp. when they are young. the youngest you can work i think is 14 (used to be 12 when i was young.) but if you start working from 14, or better yet 12, getitng into a gang or just starting trouble is drastically minimized. drastically.

    it just makes so much sense i cannot understand why anyone would question it’s sense.

    ADULTS would benefit from jobs and that would reduce crime.

  4. Goes back to the old saying: “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.”

    If people are too busy working and making money, they’re not going to have the time and the incentive to make trouble.

  5. Companies are only hiring if the juveniles are overseas. That way they don’t have to worry about minimum wage and worker rights. 🙂

  6. Yes I think so. Plus the kids could earn money, learn the value of a dollar, and gain job skills. Summer jobs are great for kids!

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