Introduction Since the innovation of the prison system in the nineteenth century, crowding has consistently been a feature of American prisons (Mullen 31). In the past couple of decades, crowding has gone unnoticed and become more problematic in the United States. Prisons are essentially storage lockers for inmates to punish them and keep them from criminal activity, yet the more prisoners that are stored, the more conflict that arises. Joan Mullen, a former vice president and manager of the Law and Justice Area of Abt Associates, Inc., and sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, evaluates how prisons fail to meet standards of human decency when there is crowding (Mullen 33). A lack of privacy, harmful mental and physical conditions,
Over the past ten years the topic of marijuana legalization has been very controversial and people have had very strong opinions about it. In the early 1900’s marijuana actually became associated with immigrants, turning people away from the substance because they thought it was “dirty”. During the Great Depression people began associating immigrants with crimes and violence, therefore associating marijuana with crimes and violence (PBS). However, in todays’ society many people believe that the drug could be beneficial for treating cancer, anxiety, and chronic pain. Some even think that recreational marijuana should be legalized.
Baker’s focus in this article is to be show the controversy surrounding the pricing of EpiPens and how it effects middle classed families, his view on the controversy also ties into the bigger controversy which is on a whole larger scale. The article, “How 4 Drug Companies Rapidly Raised Prices on Life-Saving Drugs” Written in the Los Angeles Times by Melody Patterson shows how the price increases in these lifesaving drugs are hurting the economic stability of middle class households and the health of patients who cannot afford them. As the mother who was interviewed for the article recalls “ "I was hopeless and depressed at the thought of what would happen to my perfect little girl if I was not able to help her. I looked into any way I could think of to come up with the almost $360,000 necessary to treat my daughter for a year." The points emphasized by Patterson provided great context for Dr. Baker’s argument as it draws light to how many middle classed families struggle to find ways to raise money in order to acquire the medicine needed for their
The issue over American consumerism had been hotly contested for decades in the past. As it had been a serious social issue in the past, it still continues to have negative impacts on the society nowadays too. In the essay, “The Tyranny of Things,” E.W. Morris effectively portrays various negative consequences of human consumerism to free the audience from their selfish needs of ownership. During this process, Morris provides real-life examples and personal anecdote while implementing negative diction to support her claim.
When dieting, training and legal supplements all failed to produce the magazine-like results, respondents realized that they would need illegal supplements to achieve their goals” (758). Therefore, such social standards can make an individual feel inadequate, and, as a result, turn to steroids. The relation between cultural expectations and recreational steroid use can be further examined in the aspect of one’s desired love life or partner. Woman are a huge contribution to a man's ego. Lorber suggests, “Bodies differ in many ways physiologically, but they are completely transformed by social practices to fit into the salient categories of a society, the most pervasive of which are ‘female’ and ‘male’” (728).
In America, during the nineteenth century, alcohol was a large part of the culture. However many people began to realize that constant drinking was not healthy, and that drunkenness had a huge a big negative effect on everyone. Many people therefore began to support the idea of temperance. Temperance was the idea that alcohol should only be consumed in moderation. What started out as just as a moral idea, quickly became a huge deal in politics.
Sexual assault is complex, guileful and ubiquitous. The criminal justice system is expected to deliver a sense that justice has been done, yet its current response is inadequate for the large majority of sexual assault victims. Victims of sexual assault have historically been met with denial and disbelief, with society failing to develop an adequate response to a crime. In recent decades, hard won improvements - called for by reformers and feminists, and implemented by well-intentioned governments - have seen sexual assault taken more seriously in legal and political arenas alike. Investigation, prosecution and court procedures have improved; specialization has been encouraged; and victims have been provided with fairer treatment and additional
Brianna Marquez English III - 5th period May 22, 2018 Being bad & getting exposed Police brutality and the system being corrupt has always been an issue in America, but lately it’s been brought up more and more in the media. The system hasn 't always revealed the full truth about stories, but now with technology it has become a concern that the police are covering up things that we should know. Recently there have been more protests and riots about officers not doing their jobs and they are going out of there way to hurt victims. On the other hand, there is that amount of people who believe if the victims really did do something so terribly wrong, they deserve the punishment they receive. This can be a very touchy subject to talk about since there are so many viewpoints on police brutality and corruption, but there are some officers who are getting away with abusing their power.
(Semicolon rule 1)For the past few years, America has been through countless demonstrations of violence; our wound is getting deeper and deeper. Many Americans blame loose gun laws as this problem, saying that it 's too easy to get your hands on a gun in today 's world. However, imposing stricter gun laws would only slow down the issue, not completely stop it.In more detail, it would be a fruitless attempt to solve rising violence in America. Mental health is at the root of this rising violence. Instead of focusing on imposing gun laws, America needs to focus on improving mental health in order to stop the rising violence.
These assaults often start small, a shove or grabbing your wrist, but over time it will become worst. Most likely with other abusive behaviors, like emotional and verbal abuse Psychological, emotional, and mental abuse which are linked together, the abuser uses emotional abuse to wither away their partners self-esteem and reduce their confidence to increase their reliant on the abuser. Tactics such as criticism, intimidation, isolating them from their family and friends to gain control over them(Lwa,2018). The last country, I chose is Saudi Arabia. Women were the victims in 45 % of domestic violence cases filed in the last year with the Ministry of Justice.