First of all I would like to define sociological perspective before commenting on the sociological perspective on race and ethnic relations. Sociological perspective is a view on human behaviour and its connection to society as a whole. It invites us to look for the link between the behaviour of individual people and the structures of the society in which they live. We look at our society and the way it is arranged. Sociological perspective helps us to understand how society is important in shaping our everyday lives.
According to Barnard (2005, p. 2), when the family discovers a family member’s drug problem, it is thrown into disarray trying to figure out what went wrong. The family attempts to help the member overcome the drug addiction, but if he or she cannot recover, it becomes a source of distress. The family member addicted to drugs blames himself/herself for the conflict in the family, while the other members often doubt themselves thinking that they drove him or her to addiction. Sharma (2016, p. 807) posits that parents often feel an overwhelming sense of failure when a child is addicted to drugs. Parents do all they can to protect the child.
These gangs can now introduce illicit drugs into communities which can cause individuals to become addicts. This, however, can affect them both physically and mentally. This also allows persons to become a menace to society disrupting the lives of other individuals in the community in order to maintain their new habit. Children in communities, if they do not have a strong foundation at home, can also model the behaviour of these gang members. They may also promise these children a better life not mentioning the consequences of their actions.
It is stated that many large communities are at great risk of significant gang activity. Gangs produce negative issues such as fear which deals with loss of economic opportunities; drop in the social status of the area and the destroying of families fabric of society. Throughout this paper we would be looking at gangs in schools, street gangs and youth gangs just to name a few and try to show how they
According to (2013), since the 1980s, gangs have become more turf-oriented and sophisticated in operating retail drug trade and distribution nationwide as a primary source income (p. 153). Some gangs are motorcycle gangs, street gangs, and racial or non-racial oriented. Of course, as gang’s network and their numbers increase so does the violence. In fact, gang membership is expanding to rural and suburban areas from the urban communities to distribute drugs, recruit members, and to hide out from law enforcement and other gangs (Alder, Laufer, & Mueller, 2013, p.139). Researchers believe the numbers are rising due individuals who are looking for a thrill, belonging, and protection.
(Young, T et al 2008). (B) Some researchers have claimed that families’ positive attitudes towards gangs encourages young people to become involved in gang groups (Maxson and Whitlock, 2002) and promotes intergenerational gang membership (Rutter and Giller, 1983; Thornberry et al, 2003). Studies conducted by Moore (1991) and Vigil (1988) show a history of intergenerational gang membership amongst families in Los Angeles. (Young, T et al
Talking to kids about drugs can be difficult. Having to explain why drugs are bad for them and why they should not consume them can be hard. I have seen from my own experience kids from ages seven through twelve seeing people on drugs. They have seen them in public spaces. For example, my eight and twelve year old nieces and I went to 7-eleven to buy some chips, then we noticed a lady screaming and walking back and forth outside of 7-eleven.
The point is that high stress leads to higher chances of addiction. In the course we have been discussing the effects of addiction on people and what leads to a person developing an addiction, but we have not explore the impact high stress has on abusers. Even non-addicts experience stress, most people experience stress. As a college student, I am constantly stressed out by some classes and about my future, which I am sure my peers share this feeling. It is important the we understand the effect stress has on addiction in order to help avoid a developing an addiction.
Parents can be worried about their children also, parents can be too protective of their children. Community gangs can affect a person on gangs, alcohol and drug use. The communities can join together to end the gang violence in their communities. According to gang prevention, “In 2010 4,828 young people aged 10 to 24 were victims of homicide an average of 13 each day in 2010”
1. What is a social problem? What does it mean to develop a sociological imagination to study social problems? A social problem is any condition or behavior that has negative consequences for larger numbers of people and that is generally recognized as a condition or behavior that needs to be addressed. Found on Page 16 chapter 1.