Binge Drinking Binge drinking is utilizing a significant amount of alcohol. College campuses represent the most significant setting of binge drinking because a college is a sociable place where people connect and get together. College drinking remains a problem and students will fight for their basic drinking rights. Colleges should enforce underage drinking laws in and around their campus because binge drinking has many disadvantages. Parents will be satisfied with the college’s decision which is to control binge drinking on campus.
The topic I am researching is how greek life, parties, and alcohol play a part of rape culture on college campuses. Many of my sources focused on the same issues, and many of them concluded studies showing how Greek life contributes to this modern issue. Factors within this issue is how fraternities and male sports teams are perceived and who is attracted to joining these organizations. The main argument among all of these sources were that parties and alcohol abuse create an environment that can be a breeding ground for this unacceptable type of behavior. My first source, written by Stephen E. Humphrey conducted several tests and surveys with questionnaires using college students as the subjects.
Underage drinking is an epidemic that has seeped into the crevices of American life. High school students and parents alike acknowledge “partying” as an essential, if not ingrained, part of the holistic college experience. There are multiple factors that contribute to someone 's tendency to drink. In reviewing of previous work there is analysis in multiple different factors and their effects. There are quite a few characteristics that determine propensity to drink before a student even reaches a college campus.
Thus, education and outreach are the key element of helping college students and the public understand the risks of drug abuse. Parents, teachers, medical and public health professionals must keep sending the messages that drug addiction can be prevented if one never abuses drugs. Moreover, the spread of drug abuse among members of society, especially college students, such as the spread of cancer in the body, if a patient did not cut, then the disease occurs and widespread in the rest of the body
College Students’ Exposure to Alcohol Drinking Drinking alcoholic beverages among college students is widely common nowadays in this generation. Several reasons can be recognized why students drink alcohol. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc, (2016), improving self-confidence, altering own identity (to adapt), curiosity, lack of parental advice, problems of daily living, running away from family dilemma, experiencing academic difficulty and other mental-related problems drive the teenagers to drink alcohol. Considering the reasons stated above, these can be some of the many ways how young people manage with their personal, emotional and social problems that they are experiencing.
Furthermore, one can infer that the more a teen is exposed to the campaigning of liquor companies, the larger chance of them drinking. As commonly known, drinking under the drinking age of twenty one is illegal, and one can be fined for doing such. Another hypothesis Snyder presents is that is relationship comparing “environment[s] with...greater or fewer alcohol advertisements”(Snyder 2). This acknowledges the fact that since alcohol advertisements lead to more drinking and drinking can lead to negative effects stated, places with more alcohol campaigning will be less safe that environments
Drugs such as alcohol have an effect on all users, regardless of their age; however, alcohol has an especially harmful effect on teens since their bodies are still developing. Studies have shown that alcohol has numerous negative effects on a teen’s body and mental health; for example, a study conducted by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention stated that “alcohol consumption affects the brain’s frontal lobes, which is essential for functions such as emotional regulations, planning, and organization” (“Age”). Teens already have high emotions and difficulties planning and organizing; alcohol will only enhance teens’ struggle. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention also found that alcohol consumption at a young age can potentially cause chronic problems such as memory loss, depression, suicidal thoughts, and poor decision making (“Age”). Teens have a difficult enough time making decisions and organizing their lives, but adding alcohol to the mix will only make matters worse; their bodies are still developing, and they are still learning to be adults.
Overall, it is legal to seek sex for money and work as an entertainer in one of Nevada’s licensed brothel, but it is illegal and recognised as a crime to recruit sex workers. The seriousness of the felony of pandering depends on whether the target of the panderer is under age (under 18 years) – this would usually give a longer sentence, though this law does not apply to “Johns”. (Prostitution Pro.con, 2016) The person who search for sexual services for a fee is usually referred to by the term “John”. If a “John” is engaging in any sexual act with a prostitute who is under the age of 18 years, the crime of solicitation will increase into a felony and the “John” will be confronted with serious penalties according to the laws.
When policy and claimsmakers label crimes as social problems, they do not always account for all representations of crime. They neglect to realize that crime is a reality that filters through a series of human decisions running the full scale of the criminal justice system (Silver 265). Jeffery Reiman states within “A Crime by Any Other Name” that, “although there is a wide range of behaviors that the law defines as criminal, people tend to view crime as involving only certain kinds of acts committed by particular populations of individuals”. For example, the rhetoric presented within the War on Terror in the United States lead to moral panic which exaggerated and distorted perceived deviant behavior (Silver 330). Similarly, the rhetoric presented
I hope that during my undergraduate years at George Mason University I will be able to investigate the problem affecting many colleges that is date rape drugs. Rape on college campuses is a horrifying epidemic that our country is facing. According to healthresearchfunding.org “Up to 90% of college campus rapes occur through date rape incidents.” Almost every day on the news there is a new story about a woman who was a victim of rape or sexual assault, and most of the time the perpetrator gets away hands free. A major reason why date rape drugs are commonly used is because they are easily slipped in to drinks at college parties and are undetectable by the victim.
According to Main in ¨Underage Drinking and the Drinking Age” from the Policy Review, lowering the drinking age to eighteen from twenty-one would increase the harsh effects that are currently impacting our society and our military. Main insists that the United States should not get rid of the laws that set 21 as the mandatory minimum age for drinking, known as the ¨21 laws.¨ Although there are laws and severe consequences for those who drink under the age of 21, underage drinking is a huge concern, especially at college. When the undergraduates binge drink, drinking five or more alcoholic drinks on one occasion, they not only have the potential to hurt themselves, but also their peers. For example, over 474,000 students have unprotected sex,
There are many ways to help people with addiction such as helping these people by getting them into a rehab. This can also reduce crime rates by a simple factor of supply and demand. If there is no demand for these drugs the dealers will deplete overtime from a lack of business. There are many ways to begin to help an addict, the most important thing to do is to tell them that you admire their courage for tackling this medical problem. It is also important to encourage them to end the toxic relationships that lead to the drug abuse.
Dorothy Siegel’s argument in the essay “What Is Behind the Growth of Violence on College Campuses?” is persuasive. Siegel persuades the reader by presenting her points and validating them with facts and statistics. One of the strongest aspects of the argument is that contrary to popular belief, students are committing a majority of the crimes that take place on college campuses; the students “themselves may become the assailants”, not persons from outside of the campus. She further supported this by pointing out that students tend to know their attackers. Another strong aspect of her argument is that campus violence is due to substance abuse.