I think this is a good idea but can be taken too far. At our high school, detention was given out unfairly, in my opinion, for some extremely trivial issues. Example: Someone was late for school because his mother was going to give him a ride and locked her keys in the car accidentally and needed to call a locksmith. This was an unexcused infraction because the kid should have taken the bus earlier instead of depending on a ride from his mother! Although it is unlikely a college would care about something like this, it still detracts from the application to have it written on there. On the other hand, conviction of a serious crime does not indicate good character, obviously. There are also issues of crimes committed by a juvenile versus an adult which lawyers can address better than I can.