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Why is the American system of legislation so harsh to minors?

Unread postby Gay-paul » 20 November 2018, 06:34

Why is the American system of legislation so harsh in relation to minors?

Why is the American system of legislation so harsh in relation to minors? I think that our European legal systems are more sensible in this respect

Hello my name is PaweĊ‚, I come from Poland, I am interested in the law, I once wanted to study law to become a lawyer, because it is a very paid job in almost every latitude. I like to watch programs devoted to forensics and law as such

I have always wondered why the American legal system treats children as much as adults. I mean that from what I know, Americans can only drink alcohol in their country from the age of 21, a little high, but they penalize not only the sale of alcohol below this age, they also penalize alcohol consumption by such a person and treat such a person alcohol. If we recognize that a minor is under 21 or under 18, as it is in my country and the rest of the European Union, it is de facto too stupid to make independent decisions, it should also be less, and if so it should be only on the side of a person who sold alcohol or tobacco products to a minor!
The same applies to sexual life in my country, the age of acquiescence is 15 years, in my opinion, it is too low, it should be 18 years and at least 17, in my country it is 15 years, but there is an exception for minors themselves, if two people under 15 are very unwise (if they are not gay or lesbian, such a small joke xD) or one person is above and the other is slightly under 15 then you or the judge will not break the kid's head! But the American system of legislation equates such a person with a paedophile, where there is a whore of is the fucking logic I am asking !? xD, Of course, everyone will agree that paedophiles must be eradicated from the face of the Earth!
I think that our European approach is more common sense than Americans, although I personally appreciate the American nation!
And that USA and Russia helped us defeat Nazi Germany!
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Re: Why is the American system of legislation so harsh to minors?

Unread postby jdjeando » 30 November 2018, 15:39

In France the age of consent is 15. It used to be 11 then 13 in the 19tu century.
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Re: Why is the American system of legislation so harsh to minors?

Unread postby PopTart » 30 November 2018, 16:03

Swings and roundabouts, the Americans mght have to be older to drink, but they can drive at a younger age the we brits can. :shrug:

My biggest issue with the American style of legal system, is the extent to which it is televised and publicated. I think it opens up the possibility for juries to be influenced by the court of public opinion and someone found innocent, might still be convicted in the eyes of the public, regardless.

I prefer our own system in this regard. No tv crews or cameras in the court. Seems fairer.
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Re: Why is the American system of legislation so harsh to minors?

Unread postby Gay-paul » 30 November 2018, 19:13

PopTart wrote:Swings and roundabouts, the Americans mght have to be older to drink, but they can drive at a younger age the we brits can. :shrug:

My biggest issue with the American style of legal system, is the extent to which it is televised and publicated. I think it opens up the possibility for juries to be influenced by the court of public opinion and someone found innocent, might still be convicted in the eyes of the public, regardless.

I prefer our own system in this regard. No tv crews or cameras in the court. Seems fairer.


In our Polish legal system is similar, the accused in court is presented only by name and surname initial, complete data of the convicted person can be presented only after conviction and only if the court agrees to do so and writes in the sentencing judgment that it can be made public data are condemned, which our courts do very rarely, only if there is an important public interest, only if someone committed a very serious crime, was a pedophile, a violator or a co-worker of former communist secret police, etc.
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