Directions: In this section, you are required to write an essay in accordance with the following requirements. Study the following picture carefully and write an essay entitled “On Juvenile Crime”. In the essay you should
1) describe the picture and interpret its meaning, and
2) give your comment on the phenomenon.
You should write about 160－200 words neatly on the ANSWER SHEET 2.(20 points)
［参考范文］On Juvenile Crime
It has become apparent to us that one of the serious problems confronting Chinese society is the teenager crime-that is, crime committed by individuals who haven’t come of age. As is described in the picture, a teenager boy held a knife in his hand with blood dripping down and on the floor behind him lay an old lady who was killed by him. Whether the category is murder or robbery, the problem of juvenile delinquency has drawn people’s attention and concern.
There are a number of factors, both individual and social, which may account for the serious problem. One reason is that with the improvement of our life, people have more sources of entertainment, among which TV is the most popular. However, many TV programs are full of violence and crime. Influenced by these programs, teenagers, who are not mentally mature enough, will follow the examples to commit crimes. Another reason lies in the fact that one negative consequence of rapid social development is the breakup of more and more marriages. Those teenagers who live in single-parent families are said to feel neglected and may easily develop bad behavior. Being both physically and mentally weak, many of them will easily fall into the trap of criminals.
Although the problem cannot be solved immediately, measures should be taken to find possible solutions. For one thing, parents and society should be more concerned with the mental education of young boys and girls. For another, teenagers themselves should have enough knowledge of law so that they can distinguish right from wrong.