Although most people think that having no money makes you homeless, in fact, to be considered homeless you just have to not have a permanent home. Some statistics would be 55% unemployed, 33% alcohol abuse, 15% drug abuse, 3% physically disabled (O’Reilly-Fleming 38). Homelessness usually starts from tragic life occurrences/events, death, job loss, violence, and disabilities. On the other hand, a multitude of other things could lead to becoming homeless. The economy, the increase in housing markets and labor markets
Childhood is generally associated with an age of innocence and a time without serious problems or worries. However, for thousands of children in America, this innocence has been taken away from them. Instead of having time to learn from their mistakes and develop naturally, they are placed in an environment that is harmful to their growth. Currently, in the United States around 60,000 children and teenagers under 18 are incarcerated and around 10,000 are in adult jails (“America’s Addiction to Juvenile Incarceration: State by State”)(Lahey). These children go through very different experiences than their peers outside jail walls, face many challenges during their time in jail, and have difficulty adapting upon release.
But as discussed above, both functions have some flaws in them that have to be corrected and rectified without any delay. We have to understand that it is misleading to make artificial distinctions between sociological and deterrent models of crime. We have to address and evaluate it collectively. Both types of controls are equally significant and important in the society. The fact is just that the degrees of these two functionaries occasionally fluctuate according to social dynamics, but then mainly do so for the betterment and progress of the society on a collective and total perspective.
It is important to note these questions to further expand knowledge on the subject. Were rules and ethics of war truly beneficial? This needs to be addressed due to the fact that many casualties were lost due the very rules and ethics used to protect them. Do rules and ethics make any decision justified? Due to many controversial and popular events, many events come across as justified for their actions due to the rules and ethics that can help support them.
Something will always need to be fixed in society because society is a reflection of us, and we are not perfect. Recently, there’s been many issues that have caught the attention of people living all across the world. Things such as police brutality, sexual assault in the workplace, and immigration law, just to name a few, but there’s also been an underlying issue that people are becoming more informed about, and that I believe matters - prison reform. Prison reform matters because in many instances, prisoners are treated inhumanely when they are locked up, and aren’t treated as humans when they have served their time. I believe we can bring about change in the prison system by changing the way we punish people who do commit crimes and focusing more on actual rehabilitation.
( Title) In society, police officers have become a key part in protecting the public. However, in recent years the topic of police misconduct has taken over the spotlight. Although the media seems obsessed with highlighting only the negative side of the force, there is more to the story. Police officers are as human as everyone else, and even they are not impervious to the pressures of society. Additionally, Professor Ervin Staub, of Amy Novotney’s article, “Preventing Police Misconduct”, believes that commonplace conformity and active bystander ship leads to more misconduct among police officers.
Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart (1907-92) is a very crucial pillar in the world of modern Anglo-English theory of law. Legal positivism has enormously evolved and expressively refined in many aspects by many a follower. The problem with this theory of law is that it contains a large amount of pluralism, and is fragmented theoretically to such an extent that no positivist can fully agree with one another. The two mainly classified positivists “Inclusive” and “Exclusive” differ with each other and try to prove the other wrong even within their camps. However Hart’s theory shadows all these agreements and disagreements, as his theory remains by far the most consistent internally, and a very interesting one too.
The toll of an incarcerated parent on their child is not favorable. Not only is the child at a disadvantage support wise, but also financially. This is further supported through demographics. As poverty increases for a family, so does the rate of incarceration. By being in a single parent home, with only one income, and an established predilection towards the prison system, the risk of incarceration is amplified.
Biller (1970), reported evidence showing a correlation between father absence and child delinquency. He also showed evidence that boys living in father absent homes face difficulties forming peer relationships and long lasting heterosexual relationships. These children have additional academic problems scoring poorly on almost every test received. They are the ones who subsequently move on to becoming teenage parents. The females who live in father absent households usually hunger for a male or father figure in their lives, these girls usually are exploited by older men.
Law is of vital importance, touching the lives of all people. The effect of law also matters a great deal, and the costs of mistakes can be serious. In order to comply with the law it must be understood by those it affects, and to be accepted it must be explained in terms that are comprehensible by those to whom they are addressed. Moreover, the law must be applied in a way which is transparent and accountable. Clearly computer systems can assist with all these aspects, but they require clarity of meaning and soundness of reasoning: hence the importance of logic for law.