The blame for the crimes of the younger generation can often be placed squarely on the shoulders of the people who cry out the loudest. This is because they usually are the ones who do absolutely nothing to prevent these type crimes from recurring.
. . . It is up to the parents to instill the proper values in these children as they grow.
For the most part, however, parents have forgotten the values they have learned and, consequently, have forgotten how to teach them to their offspring. Instead, they have become permissive and failed to maintain the proper amount of discipline and the youngsters have run amok as a result.
Conversations with most parents older than 35 will reveal that, in their own youth, there was no buddy-buddy relationship between parents and children. The children had their place and they stayed in it under penalty of extreme corporal punishment.
In other words, if a child got out of line, the parent took a "hickory stick" and corrected the problem. But, today, nobody seems to really care enough to remember those days.