2019年10月10日雅思独立写作题目：The best way to reduce youth crime is to teach parents to have good parenting skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
It is generally considered that the major responsibility of juvenile offenders (青少年罪犯) should be undertaken (承担) by their parents.In this sense, improving parents’ability in educating their children is regarded by many people as an effective method (有效方法) to prevent this phenomenon (防止这种现象).From my point of view, not only parents but also the government and society should be responsible for (对…负责) the rising crime rates (犯罪率的上升) among the young.
There is no doubt, firstly, family hold an unescapable responsibility for (承担着不可推卸的责任) their children’s behaviour.It often goes that parents are a child’s first teachers.Apparently, parents have a profound impact on (产生重大影响) their children’s actions.The clear majority of young criminals (绝大多数年轻罪犯) in western nations are from low income households (低收入家庭), where parents are struggling to make ends meet (维持生计) so that they have little time to give support and attention to their children.Thus, it is vital to build up parents’skills and reduce living burden on them in raising a child (抚养孩子).
On the other hand, the government and society are also accountable for (负责任) teenager crimes.If a country can provide adequate social insurance (足够的社会保险) and stable society, the crime rate will definitely be in control.In the United States, for example, there has been an alarming increase (惊人的增长) in gun-related crime (枪支犯罪率)across all age demographics (所有年龄段).It is clear that the two key factors involved in this areeconomic hardship (经济困难) and America’s excessively permissive gun legislation (过于宽松的枪支立法).
While parents training surely plays an important role in cutting teenager crime, this does not mean that the government and society should be dismissed as (被视为) dispensable (adj. 可有可无的).I would advocate (v. 提倡) socially inclusive economic policies (社会包容性的经济政策) aimed at offering young people a genuine stake (真正的支持) in their society as a solution to reduce juvenile delinquency (减少青少年犯罪).
Some people argue that it is only when parents are taught how to educate and guide their offspring in a more effective way that will the number of adolescents committing crimes decrease. Personally,I totally disagree with this statement; in other words, there is more to reducing juvenile delinquency than better parenting skills, including a decent length of time at school and serious punishment.
There is high possibility that 10-12-years of compulsory schooling can effectively prevent teenagers from turning to criminal activities. When they are required to attend school, children who are in their formative years and psychologically immature have less chance of making friends with hooligans who might encourage them to commit crimes. Meanwhile,correct values and the knowledge about laws and regulations can be delivered to children through some crime-prevention programmes organised by their school.After that, they will have the ability to distinguish right from wrong, and apparently not take part in criminal acts.
Additionally, if harsh sanctions were imposed on young offenders, teenage crime could be addressed as well. Those who have received strict punishment will not re-offend because they are not willing to once again bear the suffering they have experienced. This practice can also be seen as a deterrent to potential criminals. If anyone who commits a crime, be it severe or minor, is severely punished, those intending to involve themselves in some lawbreaking events may feel frightened and refrain from participating in any illegal activities.
In conclusion, I have strong opposition to the viewpoint that teaching young people to become law-abiding citizens can merely be achieved through parents’ effort. In fact, many other measures can also be adopted to minimise the proportion of young convicts, such as the provision of adequate amount of school education and the implementation of stiff punishment.