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Should parents be responsible for crimes committed by their children

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/3/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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RonShirley7

Pro

Parents should be responsible for their children's crimes for a variety of reasons. Children are a reflection of their parents. Your parents curse, the child is most likely to curse, the parents believe in God, the child believes in God. Racism is past down from generation to generation because of children are exposed to that kind of behavior. Also when kids go out and rob someone where are their parents? When a child is committed for murder the parent should be also charged for a lesser offense. if parents are charged they will strive harder to be a better parent and role model.
xXCryptoXx

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Here’s a huge problem with your argument, you see, parents strictly only are an influence on the child, but they do not actually make the child’s decisions.



Children are of their own free will, and should therefore be held for their own actions seeing that they are strictly the ones that chose to do their action.



What if there was a group of really good parents but against all things they taught, the child went out to murder and steal? What if that was due to violent things they saw on TV or video games?


Logically the parents wouldn’t be held accountable for their actions, but through your arguments you say they should be.



The main point: Children choose. Parents influence. Now under the circumstance that a parent is directly influencing a child to murder and steal, that is understandable, but that is not how it works. Parents indirectly influence a child through the kind of environment they put the child in. Indirect influence is not something you can hold someone accountable for, and so therefore parents should not be held accountable for the actions of their child.


Debate Round No. 1
RonShirley7

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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited without replying to Con's arguments, so Con wins. In the US, the parents are legally responsible for the damages done by their children. The responsibility is limited, but it has to be there to keep parents accountable. Pro left the room too early.