This paper investigates the relationship between gang-related violence in schools and street gangs. The author came across the conception that gang-related violence that takes place in schools is triggered by the street gang activities and lifestyle that come to pass in the community, which can be formulated in two fashion, in term of gang learners being part of the street gang and conducting part of their activities in the school grounds. While on the other side, the gang learners are forming their own gang groups that are not related to the street gangs but are share the same culture. In other words, the author is trying to disentangle the question of whether the existence of street gang in societies contributes to the incidences if violence
Violence and crime in schools is threatening nowadays of the young people in Malaysia. Eventhough national efforts to restore a culture of learning and teaching, incidents of theft, burglary, vandalism, gangsterism, rape and even murder are reported on school grounds. Before we drive into the issue of gangsterism, let’s try to make a difference between gangs and gangsterisme. Gangs are not so bad but gangsterism absolutely is bad. According to Oxford dictionary, the term of ‘‘Gangsters’’ can be defined as – A member of group of violent criminals and Gangsterism can be described as the use of trikery associated with gangsters, as threatening or violence, in order to achive something.
Workplace bullying can happen to volunteers, work experience students, interns, and apprentices, casual and permanent employees (Bullying and Harassment, n.d). Bullying is a big hazard that has the potential to harm a person because of the wrong doings of another; it also creates a psychological risk, as there is a possibility that a person may be harmed if exposed to it. (APA Center for Organizational Excellence, 2014) Choice: I decided to choose this topic to research because I know what bullying is like in a workplace where it is easy to get bullied, Schools where it is very common in young kids to pick up on the behavioural patterns of other
Juvenile Delinquency is a phenomenon that affects communities worldwide according to media reports, both print and electronic, where worrying images of youths involved in behavior outside societal norm has been highlighted. This issue has been studied by researchers locally, regionally and internationally where results has shown that delinquency has been influenced by a number of factors such as age, gender, race, family circle, environment, socioeconomic status et cetera. This research paper attempts to examine Juvenile delinquency and the effects of social structure on form (III) three students attending secondary schools in Trinidad. A structural functionalist perspective will be used based on factors that influence delinquency such as Poverty, Ideology of hegemony, and discrimination. This research paper draws on existing sociological research and classical social theories to examine juvenile delinquency, and to prove that juvenile delinquency in the schools are linked to social structure, within a sample of the entire form three student population.
These forms of discrimination are still common within school systems, and continue to affect the lives of many students(Expereiences of racism). We will attempt to critically examine the forms of racism and classism experienced in the classrooms today, and seek out a solution to lessening these forms of injustices in school communities. Firstly, this is related to education in that the act of treating someone differently, usually in a negative manner, is still
Also Collins’ micro-sociological theory is the concept of “confrontational tension. As people (school children) enter into an aggressive interactional situation, their fear/tension is heightened. These emotions become a barricade to violence, and so fight and stalemate often result. Actual violence only occurs when pathways around this roadblock can be found that lead people into a "tunnel of violence", hence one of the reasons for school violence (Collins
Violence in schools can be caused by numerous factors namely domestic abuse, overcrowded schools, gang activities, anger issues and more. Evidently there is not one main cause of this violence but it is a multifaceted issue that we have to carefully ascertain before we can have a handle on the problem. We can look at school violence from two perspectives, on individual or social risk factors. Some of the individual factors can be low self-esteem, performing badly in school which causes them to “act out”. On the other hand it can be social factors such as unstable home, domestic, physical or sexual abuse, exposure to weapons at home or in the community, involvement in gangs.
This clearly illustrate that reasons behind school violence can be because of many reasons. It could be because being exposed to violent environment in the community or in their homes and also can be because of that being exposed to violence at young age often communicate through violence (Catholic Institute of Education, 2013). Another reason could be that children engage in crime because they want to
They also believe it’s helpful to offer specialized vocational training and instruction in career development to prepare students for life in important ways that they can recognize(CRF WebLesson). Another popular policy is school uniforms. A study by the U.S. Department of Education suggests that school uniforms can help reduce theft, violence, and the negative effects of peer pressure caused when some students come to school wearing designer clothing and expensive shoes. It prevents gang members from wearing gang colors and signs that could cause trouble and helps school faculty in recognizing people who don’t belong on school campus. It’s too new to tell if school uniforms will have a long-term impact on violence.
Violence in schools can show up in numerous structures, such as bullying, fighting (e.g., punching, slapping, kicking), weapon utilization, group brutality, and electronic hostility (CDC, 2014). Bullying, for example, is most likely to happen due to the dissimilarities that exist among the students themselves. Students that are viewed as diverse (e.g., less prominent, wear glasses, over or underweight, gay or lesbian, have an incapacity) destined to get harassed by the individuals who view themselves as cooler and stronger. The subjects of harassing do this owing to their need to control and overwhelm other students to get what they need (Olweus, 1993). They also feel the need to show other students that they are superior and more powerful.