But of course, what does this have to do with you or affect you? Not only does general homelessness contribute to increases in crime, poverty rates, and drug use, but they are discriminated against socially and even politically. In an anonymous published report, “The Criminalization of Homelessness,” the author explains how many states have created ordinances that “target” the homeless, making it illegal to simply sit or sleep in public areas. The author also goes on to explain how other more, extreme measures have been taken by cities to discriminate the homeless by “sweeps of areas in which homeless people sleep, laws that restrict their freedom of movement, search and seizure of
In the essay "Untouchables" by Jonathan Kozol, he reveals the harsh opinion society has toward the homeless in a blunt way. He exposes an attitude of hatred towards these members of society. Shockingly, the government and society treat the homeless members of humanity as vermin. It seems more important that the homeless are dirty, they hurt business, and that they exist than the fact that they are people who are part of society and with a little help could get back on their feet. Because of this attitude toward the homeless, it seems like the situation is just getting worse.
Naturally solving the poverty problem before it leads to homelessness is a daunting task. For the financial consequences/costs it would take both state and city officials to put restrictions on specific areas where homeless people can reside which can control where the most homeless people can be keeping areas from being thrashed, littered on, and ultimately destroyed by the squatters residing there. Pre Homeless solutions can be for people experiencing poverty to seek guidance from a financial advisor before becoming homeless or securing a new job. The homeless who commit crimes need to face harsher punishment when committing multiple felonies, community service would be a very lenient punishment but it can be used to clean up the areas where mass homeless reside, it would be free labor. For cities who are spending large quantities of money attempting to
As previously mentioned, many inner-city youths feel a lack of hope due to the stigma of race and lack of high paying jobs causing violence to break out amongst them. This causes a confirmation of the negative feelings many on the outside feel towards those in the urban communities. Furthering the “oppositional culture” of between the affluent and the poor. Anderson believes that unless this cycle is broken, violence will only escalate (Anderson
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Human trafficking is to big of an issue to be kept in the dark because if it is ignored, then it will make things worse. Human trafficking is a worldwide crime, especially in the United States. Men, women, girls, and boys are being forced into labor and are sexually abused to gain personal profit, which are sold illegally for these actions. The people that experience human trafficking are affected because they need freedom and remain affected even if freedom is granted.
Broken windows theory states that unchecked social disorder leads to major crime. Police are here to help keep social disorder in check. This includes disorderly people such as: drug dealers, prostitutes, thieves, etc. A weakness of this crime is that it does not account for the background of people. The Broken Windows theory ignores social and cultural aspects like poverty and only looks at the effects of the “broken window”.
In Leslie Bell’s “Hard To Get: Twenty-Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom”, the author describes how women a lot of women fear expressing their sexuality openly for fear of being labelled names in the male-dominated society. This is a result of the same environmental limitations that prevented New Yorkers from speaking out against the crimes, making many people to think that it was the “new normal”. Leslie Bell notes that “young women hear advice across the self-help spectrum which admonishes them to pretend to be independent to get into a not-so-serious relationship in their twenties, but expects them to be engaged and ready to be married by 30 years (page 31).” This one way through which the environment manipulates women’s
It has always been considered that working class delinquents make up a gang due to the fact that they are socially strained. In his book Delinquent Boys (1955) Albert Cohen described a gang as a ‘delinquent subculture’ and found that they tended to be formed by lower class boys who cannot meet the goals of society and so create their own value system which rejects mainstream societal norms. In agreeance with Cohen, Cloward and Ohlin (1960) feel that people are strained due to their class and feel anger at being excluded so the solution is to reject middle class means. Miller (1958) adapted the Cohen’s ‘delinquent’ subcultural theory and also agreed that gangs were an extension of the lower class.
The amount of homeless people in Oklahoma City is unacceptable and must be fixed. The city should do more to help people that are homeless get back on their feet, because no one should have to live on the streets and feel like a second-class citizen. The homeless shelters are constantly bombarded with hundreds of hungry and hopeless people every night, and seeing people laying around and constantly asking others for money can make people feel uncomfortable and has been a sore sight for Oklahoma City for a long time. No one should have to live on the streets, it is inhumane, even though people make bad decisions that greatly affect their lives they should be given a second chance.
Coupled with, trafficked victims that are experiencing social ostracism as a result of the impact trafficking leaves after the exploitation has ended. Knowing that individual 's’ reintegration depends heavily on how their society will view their experiences because victims know that society’s response to prostitution can inhibit their acceptance from the community. Persons particularly coerced into sexual exploitation describes experiencing ridicule and rejection during and after being trafficked specifically from family and friends; in some sub-Saharan territories, the entire family can be ostracized as a result of the victim’s past( Allais, 2006). The treatment from family members and the community will affect how trafficked individuals are reintegrated into their society.
1.Cliché: Homeless people do not have stable housing. Therefore, they have to move to different places to find a secure place for a short time. Additionally, they do not have sufficient funds to purchase food, water, or clothes. As a result, homeless people go to shelters, but are unable to secure a safe and comfortable housing to meet their needs.