Amber ALERT have you ever heard about this before? Well if you haven’t heard about it when a child gets abducted, yeah I know right it’s terrible. Amber Alerts have been happening since 1996 after Amber Hagerman was abducted and killed, Amber ALERTS were named after her to honor her and so the sad story will always be remembered. Child abductions have been a big problem and we need to fix it, even tho Amber ALERTS have been used effectively since Amber Hagerman went missing in 1996, but Amber ALERTS has not been available to all missing kids and Amber ALERT have helped families that have experienced a child abduction
Amber ALERTS have been used effectively ever since Amber Hagerman went missing in 1996. Children have been rescued more and more times because of amber alerts. The U.S department of justice states” As of December 23, 2015 there have been 800 children rescued and returned specifically because of AMBER Alert. “This proves my thesis because Amber ALERTS are getting more effectively in time, and thousands of kids have been found because of Amber Alerts. Amber alerts have been getting so effectively that 30% of the time a stranger that abducts a child will let the child go after hearing the Amber ALERT. The U.S department of justice also states that ”AMBER Alerts also serve as deterrents to those who would prey upon our children. AMBER Alert cases have shown that some perpetrators release the abducted child after hearing the AMBER Alert.”Amber ALERTS have been progressing in time and it has been getting more effectively over time as well, more kids are being found and brought back to safety,because abductors are getting scared because of Amber ALERTS.The Amber ALERT are so effective that all Amber ALERTS are sent to 90% of all the phones in the United States.Jennings Brown states “Nearly 90 percent of alerts were also distributed via cell phones alerts and social media.”This shows how effectively amber ALERTS have been because now almost all of the country is knowing about the amber ALERT.
The Amber ALERTS has not been available to all missing kids. Amber ALERT is only available to kids that meet the Amber ALERT criteria and I don’t think that’s fair. I think that if a child went missing people should help them no matter what. The u.s department of justice states “AMBER Alerts are issued for abducted children that meet the AMBER Alert criteria” This quote proves that children are only available to Amber ALERTS if they meet that criteria. One of them being you have to be under the age of 18 to be able to be given an Amber ALERT and I think that’s not right, I think everyone should be able to have an amber alert even if the person is over the age of 18. In my opinion if a kid went missing or an adult they should always be able to get the Amber ALERT call so the child or adult so they will be recovered as quickly as possible. Missing kids.ca states “AMBER Alerts are issued only when specific criteria are met. These types of alerts are rarely issued, and police decide on a case-by-case basis whether issuing an Amber Alert would assist in the recovery of an abducted child.” So Amber ALERTS are only made with a certain criteria and you have to meet that criteria if you want to be issued an Amber ALERT .Amber ALERTS have only have 6 requirements to be able to be issued an Amber ALERT . Missing kids .ca also states “While criteria for issuing an AMBER Alert may vary from province to province, basic requirements include:
- The child is under the age of 18
- There is a belief that the child has been abducted
- There is a belief that the child is in imminent danger
There is information to be released that may help locate the child and/or the abductor (e.g. description of the child, the suspect or the vehicle driven by the abductor)”The Amber ALERT also has other criteria like, they have to have a suspect or the vehicle driven by the abductor and i don’t think this is far because what if there is no suspect and know one was there at the scene of the crime.
Amber ALERT helped families that have experienced a child abduction. Ever since 1996 the Amber ALERT has made a big difference in society. Ever since 1996 the Amber ALERT has made a big difference in society. Just in 21 years of being active the amber alert is in all 50 states and more .Amber ALERTS have helped families in many way. One way is alerting more than 50 states which can be encouraging to the family because now the whole country knows about the missing child and they will be willing to help. The Amber ALERT was invented after Amber Hagerman was abducted and killed 3 days after her abduction, for this reason the Amber ALERT was invented, in honor of her. The U.S department of justice state “Early intervention is crucial and provides our best hope of protecting such children and reuniting them with their families. It was for this reason that the AMBER Alert system was initiated 14 years ago.” This can help families by telling people that the Amber ALERTS were made for helping kids and their families so they will be reunited .People that abduct kids will tend to kill to children with in 3 hours of the abduction. 30% of the time the abductor will let the child go after he/her hears the Amber ALERT. The u.s department of justice state “Of the children murdered in stranger abductions, 3 out of 4 are killed within the first three hours. Early intervention is crucial and provides our best hope of protecting such children and reuniting them with their families. “This can also help families by alerting them that the first 3 hours are very crucial and that they should get help as quick as they can.
In conclusion, Amber ALERTS have been getting more and more effective over time but there are still some flaws like having an Amber ALERT criteria. Amber ALERTS have saved many kids from being being killed or just never found. So even though Amber ALERTS still needs some improvements it still save a lot of kids. So what do you think do Amber ALERTS need to change or are the fine the way it is right now?