posted on Apr, 12 2004 @ 11:16 AM
I agree with the scared straight theory. They were required to do so because it was requested by the victim. If this child has a pattern of this
type of behavior developing, this little hour long trip to Juvie might just be the very thing that scares her out of doing something that will earn
her 20 years later on.
While to most of us, 9 years old seems young, society and media are educating and increasing the level of what kids know and are capable of these
days. If a kid does this without realizing how wrong it is, I can see a slap on the wrist but this girl is evidently aware and in need of parental