Every day on the news there are all kinds of reports. Crime reports are a major part of today's events. Almost every day there are posts about crimes. The level of crime has risen immensely in every corner of the world. People have tried to understand the causes of crime, but if we look around the world we can see that many of the crimes are caused by people who abuse drugs and alcohol, people who think negatively towards others, and poverty. One of the factors that cause crime in our society is the abuse of drugs and alcohol. They alter natural chemicals that a brain produces to help people think, feel, and make decisions. The consumption of these chemicals can affect a person both now and in the future because of the of the crimes that they …show more content…
Many people who commit a crime in our society are people who have nothing to apport to their families. The need to give their families a better life is what leads them to have to commit robbery for a living. In 2017 a rising artist named, 2pac, released a song named Try To Understand. His song was about his personal life dedicated to kids or certain people whose parents weren’t moral because they spent most of their life in prison. A part of the song goes like this “Born through hard times ghetto child of mine, I wonder if you have to suffer for your father's crimes. Try to understand if I change in time it's only cause I never owned anything that’s mine!” When 2pac says that the first line using the words ghetto child, that's is how many kids might see themselves due to the hards time and place where they live. On the other hand, Dennis Prager wrote an article titled “ Poverty Doesn’t Cause Crime” where he shared the story of his grandparents. His main point was that poverty doesn’t cause crime because people who live in poverty have dignity and values that are more important than going around staining their lives. Although this is true that there are people with dignity and are humble living in poverty doesn’t mean that when desperate times come they don't act wrong. Around the world, people live in poverty and it may not be a powerful reason for committing a crime but the truth is that because of the condition
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The word hustle is and will always be embedded in the black community. As young black males the word little-man intertwine with hustle, Whitehead (1994) shows how young drug dealers fights to establish their right-of-passage to do whatever to become the “Big Man”. The problem with trying to be the “Big Man” this was leading to the increasing of homicide among young black men between the ages of 15-34 (whitehead, 1994). This was a historical pattern of limited education and a limited job rewarding system to the African American male in the 1980’s. African American males was seeking to live the life as the counter-part the white male that was awarded education and the jobs.
Education is one of the few ways out of poverty, prison, and the only way to attain sustainable success, but not if its unequal for a child to receive or the different penalty that go along with being in school as black schoolboy/girl. A lot of favorite athletes and even top rappers was channel in the school-prison pipeline such as Curtis James Jackson, III was a piece of data in the concept. Curtis James Jackson, III, better known by his stage name 50 Cents, a 12-year-old boy at the time of his actions, is a suitable case to investigate. Using his case and past his story and experience involving juvenile delinquency and how it impacted the school system, the contributions to the crime behind it such as drug offenses, the crime of carrying an armed gun in his school, and how the school system and juvenile justice system bough such a punitive punishment to Curtis. Curtis story transformed and share his experience to let other youth in his shoes learn from it, also as Asante did with his juvenile years changing and trying to impact black youngsters.
Tupac Shakur’s song has a mirror of Meeks’ up bring. Society becomes insensitive and disregarding when the main issues deal with gang affiliation. Instead of fixing the problem with the factors that deal with gang affiliation society turns their backs on these communities. Brenda did not have any role models in her life, so Brenda did not grow up to her full potential. Meeks grew up in North Carolina where gang affiliation was his only source of social mobility.
That doesn’t give any room for exceptions or any shades of grey, which seems to be exclusionary. What about the “decent” families who are non-violent but break the law out of necessity? Since they’re included in the working poor, they might need to resort to stealing in order to
Crime occurs almost every day, whether it is a major or a minor crime. People steal, commit corporate crimes and even kill. Canada is viewed as being a very safe and stable place to live because people are lucky enough to have healthcare, benefits for unemployment and family needs, as well as maternity leave. However, even in the most peaceful countries crimes occurs.
McBride begins his essay in high contrast to his intended purpose with an anecdotal discussion of his first encounters with Hip Hop music that inevitably represents black men as arrogant, aggressive, and poor. The introductory paragraph details McBride’s fear of his daughter marrying a black rapper that he describes as having “a mouthful of gold teeth, a do-rag on his head, muscles popping out of his arms, and a thug attitude” (McBride para. 1). This stereotypical description of a rapper, as well as the sense of fear McBride feels, contributes to his initial representation of black males as aggressive thugs that are unsuitable to become husbands.
In a poor neighborhood we can watch a white and an African American child grow up. The difference between the two will be that the white child will have an smoother time growing up and moving out and into a middle-class neighborhood and the African American child will face many more strife and conflict. This is helps explain why 48% of African American families have lived in low-income areas for a typical minimum of two generations, while that only occurs to 7% of white families (Sharkey, 2013, p. 39). For African Americans it is significantly more difficult to leave the poverty that they were born
In the poem "Family Tree" by Tupac Shukar, explains about how it doesn't matter where you come from because that doesn't determine your future. For example in Lines 1-4, tupac says that everyone is born equal despite where they come from, even though where they are born are not equal one another. Lines 5-8 shows that beauty is everyone despite their the differences we where all created for a reason. There are going to be people who bully you, who bring your gaurd down, and who want to see you suffer, but you've got to be strong. In lines 9-12, Tupac says that great are those who become someone out of nothing.
If you’re confused and didn’t know what that was, it’s one of Tupac’s well-remembered quotes that is relevant to America’s conversation about race relations and racism. In The Hate U Give, “THUG LIFE” is a relevant theme in the book because it represents a history of racial relations in the U.S., is related to current racial issues that still affect ethnic minorities and the effects of racial injustice towards communities of color decades later. To explain as to why “THUG LIFE” is a relevant theme in The Hate U Give is because it is a representation of a history of racial relations in the United States.
Before I start, I want to assert that people should avoid the media, and watch and form their own opinions. New media is well known to be partisan on both sides, and cannot be counted on to be accurate or neutral in judgment. Donald Trump was far calmer than previous dispelling talk that he has anger problems. Trump was very slow to anger, and remained calm, cool, and collected.
Shakur provides many reasons as to why youths partake in delinquent acts, the pressures, the accessibility, and the lack of positive role models in these young lives. Race and religion play huge factors as well as to why Shakur’s life steered the way it did, transitioning to Muslim once incarcerated helped Kody become Shakur and turn his life around. The ultimate advantage this autobiography has is that it’s written by Kody Scott himself providing a primary credible source giving direct experiences within his life, whereas most books are written from a second or third source and third point of view. Consuming the first few chapters was racial oppression and poverty, and they are focuses of why Kody made the decisions he did, and Shakur gave the impression that violence was a major method of combating racial oppression. As mentioned in the readings by Stretesky and Polegrin on gangs and gun violence, power contributes to a profound amount of crime, where power, respect, reputation, and wealth are the ultimate factors to
Criminal Conspiracy: Nevada Law vs. Common Definitions Understanding the definition of conspiracy is a complex task that is influenced by the differences of opinion, knowledge and social environments. Individual definitions of conspiracy are shaped by many societal factors such as religion, education and previous experiences within the criminal justice system. Specific genres of conspiracy can be a major factor in the public definition of conspiracy. Many legal sources, including the Model Penal Code (MPC), offer a definition of conspiracy and a way to understand conspiracy and the punishment provided for such crimes. It is also important to understand the differences between common law and state statutes and how they correlate with today’s
In “If I Were A Poor Black Kid,” writer Gene Marks claims that poor inner city children have opportunities to be successful in life if they follow the advices/ideas he gives such as, to magnet/private school, have technology access and get good grades. Throughout the article Marks, emphasizes that poor inner city kids have the ability to be successful but they do not want to use the resource they have available. This article has been a controversial because Marks compare himself with the poor inner city kids without having knowledge about the challenges poor inner city kids face daily. The argument the author presents in the article may seem logical on the surface but investigating more deeply it can be unreasonable. Gene Marks is a man who comes from a middle class white background.
I will be explaining through the seven elements of crime whether illegal drug use, prostitution, and gambling fit the elements (Bohm & Haley, 2011). The seven elements of the crime are harm, legality, actus reus, mens rea, causation, concurrence, and punishment. Discuss in detail whether illegal drug use, prostitution, and gambling fit the seven elements of a crime from. Include in your discussion whether these three crimes should be considered mala in se or mala prohibita.
This essay will discuss crime as both a social problem and a sociological problem. Crime is seen as a typical function of society. Crime doesn’t happen without society. It is created and determined by the surrounding society. According to the CSO, the number of dangerous and negligent acts committed between the years of 2008 and 2012 rose from 238’000 in 2008 to 257’000 in 2012.