Social Issues Essays
- criminal justice
Broken Window concept and its connection to social disorder
In the context of the “broken windows” metaphor, proposed by James Q. Wilson and Dr. Kelling in 1982 in The Atlantic Monthly, this Research Report details how an officer’s sensitive role in order maintenance and crime prevention extends far beyond just arresting lawbreakers how discretion exists at every level of the police organization. Historically, police have asserted authority in many ways, often having nothing to do with arrest. ...
- Pregnancy and smoking
Tobacco use will kill one billion people by the turn of this century worldwide. Almost 7,000 tobacco-related deaths are reported annually in Ireland- the first nation to introduce a comprehensive workplace smoking ban in March 2004. Although Ireland has several components of tobacco control efforts in place, a comprehensive tobacco control program similar to the Massachusetts or the California Tobacco Control Programs has not yet been developed. A comprehensive tobacco control program is one...
- Utilization of Formal and Informal Health Services
Running head: UTILIZATION OF FORMAL AND INFORMAL SERVICES
Utilization of Formal and Informal Health Services
by Rural Elderly African Americans
University of Phoenix Online
This exploratory descriptive study will present rural elderly African American’s utilization of formal and informal services. The social systems theory will be used to explain the interrelatedness and impact of various syst...
- intensive literacy program on juvenile delinquents
Juvenile delinquency is a problem as old as time, and it is a continuing issue in our society. Why is this a continuing issue, and what can we, as a society, do about it? If, that assumption is true, juvenile delinquency is not going away. How do we propose to deal with this perceived problem? One possible solution we propose is education through the Intensive Literacy Education of Incarcerated Adolescents.
In some jurisdictions, approximately 70% of the incarcerated juvenile population i...
- cyclone larry
Tropical Cyclone Larry
It was Thursday 16th March when Cyclone Larry started to develop a low pressure system over the Coral Sea in Queensland, this became noticeable that day. Then it slowly developed into a tropical cyclone during the very early hours of Saturday 18th March, and kept going on in a general westerly direction towards the Queensland Coast. Later that morning a number of meteorologists classified it as a server category 3 cyclone and continued until it reached a category 5 cycl...
- Destructiveness of Humanity
“Disaster is a natural part of my evolution" Tyler whispered, "toward tragedy and dissolution" (Palahniuk, 110). Ever since the beginning of humanity, human beings have been doing many things that demonstrates how destructive the world can be within society along with people. It must be known that it will be like that until mankind realizes that it is bound to happen, and that no one lives in a utopia where everything is perfect. There are different ways that people can be destructive to society...
- The Color Purple Film Critique
25 April 2011
The Color Purple Film Critique
The Color Purple is a 1985 drama film directed by Steven Spielberge that centers around the story of a poor southern, Black woman, Cellie Harris who overcomes years of racism, sexism, and physical/verbal abuse from the...
- I Don't Remember Learning This
What it means to be educated today is very subjective. To truly be educated means to have completed 12 years of primary education, elementary school through high school. To be educated can also mean having some sort of degree. When asking myself what I think it means to be educated I have a hard time agreeing completely with society. I think to be educated is not solely based on a formal education but on life experiences. Life experiences are needed to fill in the grey areas because a forma...
- shaken baby syndrome
Shaken Baby Syndrome
Studies estimate that fifteen percent of children’s deaths are due to battering or shaking and an additional fifteen percent are possible cases of shaking. Shaken Baby Syndrome victims range in age from a couple of days to a few months old, but six months is the average. Statistics show that one shaken baby in four dies. In the year 95-96, thirteen babies out of thirty-seven died from a combination of Shaken Baby Syndrome and head trauma in the state of Florida. More t...
- Exxon Valdez
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
In March of 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground on Bligh Reef
in Prince William Sound, Alaska. An eighteen foot wide hole was ripped into the
hull, and 10.9 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the ocean. In the
following weeks, many things transpired. This paper will discuss the cleanup,
the damage, and the results of the biggest oil spill in United States history.
On March 24, 1989, in Prince William Sound Alaska, the Exxon Va...
- Why Some Students Drop Out College
Why Some Students Drop Out College
College is a transitional shift to adult hood. Many students get filled with joy when knowing that they will be leaving high school. Therefore, some take this opportunity and work hard for maintaining it but others careless and don't appreciate it. Moreover, some of these fortunate students on the other hand, become misfortunate and do not finish their college degree for various reasons.
One of the popular reasons for dropping out of college is personal is...
- Marriage's Today
Marriage rates have steadily declined over the last few centuries and decreased by nearly 50 percent since 1970 (Jayson). Many Americans hesitate to commit to marriage due to a bad experience they may have had with a parent’s divorce or their own divorce. Luckily, I had wonderful parents who instilled good morals and skills like communication and commitment in us as children. I believe those skills are the key to their successful marriage of over 30 years. Marriage, unfortunately, has become an...
Types of drugs that increase strength and muscle growth when ingested by humans.
Anabolic steroids are drugs containing hormones, or hormone-like substances, that are used to increase strength and promote muscle growth. They were first developed in the 1930s in Europe to treat undernourished patients and to promote healing after surgery. Competitive weightlifters began using steroids in the 1950s as a way to increase their athletic performance. Use gradually spread throughout the world among ...
- Pro-Life Essay
The unborn human is still a human life and not all the wishful thinking of those advocating repeal of abortion laws, can alter this. Who chooses life or death for this little one because abortion is the taking of a human life? The health of women who are mentally ill before they become pregnant, is not improved by an abortion. Are there any medical indications for abortion? As an opponent to abortion, I will readily agree, as will all those who are against abortion, that pregnancy resulting from...
- Problem Solution Essay
There are quite a few issues that are undeniably problematic in American society today: the insanely high Nationwide Debt, rising Crime and Incarceration rate, the obvious lack of employment and health care, and last but not least the global warming predicament. These issues affect each and every individual of the U.S., and though there is no sole matter behind them, there is one problem that contributes to these concerns and many others. This problem is America's War on Drugs. Yes, in actualit...