Leah, Great post! Merton argues that one of the main reasons for high crime rates in America is due to the goal for monetary success and the limitations which hinder individuals from reaching that goal. The deprivation of basic life essentials like skills and values which are needed to succeed in life may cause one to engage in crime (Cullen, Agnew, & Wilcox, 2014, p. 168). According to Merton, when strain is placed on an individual there are five ways in which they may adapt to it (Cullen, Agnew, & Wilcox, 2014, p. 177). Do you think if strain and stresses did not affect individuals while perusing monetary goals, there would still be high rates of crime?
Structure like this in classrooms only validates that students are able to argue but, diminishes the opportunities of creating values to the scholarly work and voicing out from the side that share the same opinion as the author. This leads to academic rewards for these arguing students as suggested by Deborah Tannen, leaving the rest to believe that they are not good enough for the academia. Based on personal experience, I would like to add that such agonism demotivates students to explore knowledge outside of their field and creates an impression that they are never meant to explore topics that they are least expert at. This structure has to be reshaped to bring back the original goals of criticizing work so that there is a value for everyone in the
'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ' should not be banned from schools. Much controversy surrounds this novel but the truth is, this book is historically accurate and in order to show our history we must show the truth, and the truth is often ugly. " If a book is going to be condemned because of a bad word. Baning books is an insult to the intelligence of students, who are expected to maintain their grades and function in the school envirement, yet are not trusted to draw their own conclusions about a novel. it is understanable that the schools wish to 'protect ' students from the innuendo 's expressed in this book, this hypocritical fight will succeed only in the decay of free thought students have left.
Agnew organizes the base for crime into domains beginning with self –control and irritability. A person that demonstrates intense emotional reactions, lack motivation and blames others for their problems can lead to both reduced constraints against crime and an enhanced motivation for the crime. Another domain relates to poor parenting, which leads negative bonding in a person’s social and personal life. This behavior is also a major trigger for lack of informal control and seeking rewards for negative behaviors. Lack of parenting practices can indirectly lead to bad relationships with other family
The homeless are often used as scapegoats for problems in society, such as criminal activity. This is similar to how people in Puritan society blame Hester for any troubles that happen. Both groups face scapegoating because they are seen as different in society, making them easy targets. Nowadays, politicians, as a means of trying to improve society, have been criminalizing the homeless. This in turn stereotypes the homeless and perpetuates the misconception that all homeless people are criminals.
For instance, National University explains, “Organization is another reason why handwriting is not graded.” This shows organization would not be able to be controlled in student’s handwriting. This is important because it shows organization would be graded on student’s writing. The opposing thesis is not valid because they think that young kids should have the proper Grammar, Spelling, and the organization. I disagree with them because they think that kids should have the proper handwriting which includes Spelling, Organization, and Grammar, but kids are barely learning.
The US abides by the motto of “Tough on Crime.” Citizen and political leaders believe that by employing incarceration as a persistent threat it will invite people to conform to social norms and discourage in engaging in illegal behavior. Although data shows that high incarceration in neighborhoods results in a future increase in crime. The perpetuation and reasons of mass incarceration come from prejudice ideologies and attitudes that are ingrained into the fabric of society. People of color are targeted, arrested, and punished for crimes.
Even if the act in itself is morally wrong to do so. The purpose behind drug smuggling varies from every individual. Some do it to get away, while others are just looking to earn extra money. Even though drug smuggling is illegal, the people that are drug mules suffer the most.
Even conceding that you may never agree with a person 's ideology is a step in the right direction toward a better understanding of others. This is exactly why the recently introduced “safe space” is an affront to education itself. Education should be dangerous. It should be eye opening, and exciting, and heterogeneous. By sheltering pupils from the experiences of others you are interfering with their right to interpret the strength and validity of an argument for themselves.
If you needed help on an assignment you would ask for help right? Well if Fairmont Heights was to establish an honor code you would no longer be able to ask a classmate for help. This is why Fairmont shouldn’t establish an honor code. Honor codes are placed to make severe consequences for cheating. The honor code also states that if you see a fellow classmate cheating your suppose to tell the professor or your not obeying the honor code.
Stress can totally change a person’s personality, causing that person to act negatively in different situations where the behavior seems unjustified or rash. Every one of us has probably experienced stress or frustration from work in different aspects of our lives, and it is likely much worse for someone in a role of the primary caretaker of a family. In order to provide for the obligations, often unwillingly taken on, of a family's security, and the stresses of that home life become even more acute and striking. Such is the scenario found in Dagoberto Gilb's short story, "Shout," where the reader is shown a snapshot into the life of a struggling young family, in which the protagonist, the husband in the story, was having a hard time trying