Please read over the article that Quinn has chosen for discussion this week. Please provide your analysis of the event as well. Can you see any connections to the discussions we’ve had?
This article is about a teen who is 16 years old, male, Ethan Couch. Who got into an truck accident when he is underaged and had his blood alcohol level 3 times over the legal limit of an adult to be driving. During this accident he killed 4 people, which consisted of a young Pastor, a mans wife and daughter, and the daughters friend.
The main problem I am having with this article is that Ethan Couch isn’t serving any jail or juvi time for his actions because of a psychological malaise called affluenza. (affecting wealthy young people, symptoms of which include a lack of motivation, feelings of guilt, and a sense of isolation.) because of his parents being so wealthy they were able to only charge him with ten years probation and his dad has to send him to a very luxurious rehabilitation camp in which my opinion was not a fair punishment.