If your child committed a crime would you turn them in?

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  1. cyoung35 profile image86
    cyoung35posted 7 years ago

    If your child committed a crime would you turn them in?

    How far would you go to protect your child from going to jail?

  2. meow48 profile image78
    meow48posted 7 years ago

    i probably will not give you the answer you want, but, yes.  I would turn them in.  I would stand by them, but if they were guilty, they would have to face the consequences.  and i have been there and done that.  it was painful, it was the hardest thing i ever did, but worth the pain.  they overcame.

  3. MarleneB profile image95
    MarleneBposted 7 years ago

    Oh, wow! Is your question, "Would I turn my child in?" Or, is your question, "How far would I go to protect my child from going to jail? I see two separate questions here, each honoring different concepts. Would I turn my child in? Well... it all depends on whether or not my child admitted to me that they committed the crime. If I wasn't at the crime scene when it happened, then I don't know for sure what happened. However, if my child admitted to me that he/she committed the crime, I would not run to the police station to turn him/her in, but I would encourage my child to turn himself/herself in. If a police officer came to my door and asked me to turn my child in, I would not roll over and turn my child in. Instead, I would go to my child and let my child know that the police came to my door asking questions. I would ask my child to turn himself/herself in on their own. If you commit a crime, admitting to it is the right thing to do. I would relay that message to my child. But, no, I would not be the one to turn my child in. I would be in the background, asking my child to do the right thing. How far would I go to protect my child from going to jail? Well… I will go as far as I can to keep them from going to jail. I won’t, however, put myself in jeopardy of going to jail myself, which means, I won’t lie to authorities, because that is an offense that could end up landing me in jail myself, and since I have no intension of ever being locked up, I will not go to jail for anybody.  But, I will go as far as I can without lying or cheating to protect my child from going to jail. Sorry kids! Continue to do the right thing and this will never be an issue to put to the test.

  4. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    it would depend on what crime and why they did it. if it was a sex crime, i would either turn them in or beat them half to death. if it was stealing or some such thing then i would talk to them and get them to see how wrong they were. turning in people just isn't my style.

  5. David Warren profile image83
    David Warrenposted 7 years ago

    I honestly don't know but one thing I do know is that I hope I am never in the position to find out how I would answer this question!

  6. daisyflowrs profile image61
    daisyflowrsposted 7 years ago

    There are so many variables. One could write a book answering this question. I love my son unconditionally. If he were to commit a crime that hurt others or went against our values/morals, I would ask that he turn himself in. It may take a few days, but I believe he would come to the same conclusion. For a petty crime, probably not. If he decided not to go to court and take care of it himself, he would eventually get a traffic infraction of some sort and go to jail. Would I bail him out? Nope. You do the crime, you do the time.

  7. rave1432 profile image60
    rave1432posted 7 years ago

    It depends on what they did. And honestly no, if it is something really bad and there is no doubt, they need to learn that lesson.

  8. LarhaRiggs profile image61
    LarhaRiggsposted 7 years ago

    It might be the most painful state of life ever. Knowing that your child committed a crime id different but you have to face the fact that he/she needed you the most. So, yes I will be at his side but if proven guilty I will let him face the charges.

  9. MsDora profile image93
    MsDoraposted 7 years ago

    This is difficult question.  I should, but would I?  I don't know.  The circumstances would help determine the answer.

  10. John Holden profile image59
    John Holdenposted 7 years ago

    I would do my damnedest to persuade them to turn themselves in.
    I would also let them know that however much I disapproved of what they had done they would have my total support.

    I remember hearing something on the radio years ago. A young lad had killed somebody and been caught. A policeman informed the lads mother who instantly said that she wanted nothing more to do with him. The policeman turned round and told her that her son was universally hated at the police station, she was the boys mother and had to stand by him, not approve of what he had done, but continue to love him, he had nobody else.
    In the end she did and said that they both came through it stronger and better people.


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