Crime And Drugs

Media: Another word for mass communication The world we live in now is a world of mass communication. Today we have access to more information than was ever possible before, thanks to radio, television, newspapers, and the internet. You can sum up all these means of gathering information in one word: Media. The means of instant communication for hundreds of millions of people every day, hour, and minute. Where else would you find the latest international news, financial information, or weather
My Perfect World To start making my perfect world, I would have to start the population of the world all over. What I am going to do is hand select about 40 thousand people I feel are worthy to live in my world and help me start a new civilization. I would then set out a virus into the air that kills humans and only humans. The virus is known as the J-5 virus. All the people I selected to live would be given an antibody of the J-5 virus. The J-5 virus will kill and spread quickly. It will have
During the past few weeks, I have interviewed two police officers, and their claim on how and why drugs eliminated from the northwest Illinois suburbs. The first officer I interviewed was officer Ron Gad of the Hoffman Estates police department. He told me that the northwest suburbs take a high stand on drugs in this area. Why, would a the government waste tax dollars on something that is so useless? In the northwest suburbs, there is no extreme drug problem, so there should not be a wasted "Hi
The play “Macbeth” was written for James I (England) VI (Scotland) and performed in Hampton court palace in August 1606. Being written for a King James, Shakespeare had to write the play so the Macbeth would inevitably die so as not to anger the king. Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ was a new play but the story was old. Shakespeare found the idea for ‘Macbeth’ in ‘The History of Scotland’ by Raphael Holinshed. Shakespeare’s version of the story had many changes such as he had to make the story much mor
Submitted in Fulfillment of the Requirements for DVS 103 - Advanced College Reading & Study Skills Date Rape on College Campus Brandi Morgan Community College of Allegheny County December 5, 1997 More and more people are starting to hear about date rape on college campus’s. The number of reported rapes on campus’s has increased 62% in the past 7 years (Gose A53). The topic of date rape is kept on a low key level on most campus’s because, fear of public attention. Most of the time the victims do
Charles Dickens gave a lot of attention to crime because crime was an inescapable social problem at the time. Today crime is just as much of a problem. When a child is born they are born innocent and their minds are a blank slate - they are born with no intellect, morals, values, etc., only basic instincts like wanting to eat, sleep, cry, etc. What the child learns in the first years of its life lays the foundations for the child's morals, values, respect (or lack of respect) and is passed on b
"Drug Legalization : For and Against" ed. Evans L. , Rod and Berent M. , Irwin Open Court Publishing Co. ; La Salle, Illinois 1996 Drug Problems in America The issue of drug problems in America is a very broad topic with many controversies. In the book, Drug Legalization : For and Against, three viewpoints are discussed. There are two main viewpoints to the question," Is the legalization of drugs a good idea." Congressman Charles Rangel of New York City argues that legalization is a very bad id
Imagine schools without computers. No more spreadsheet, database, or basic programming. Stell in his essay "On classrooms with or without computers" claims that computers are the less important things in our lives. But does he ever hold thought how computer illiteracy would effect whole mankind in our everyday increasing life progress. The author also claims that studying computers takes away time that could be spent on studying other subjects: "Why not study Spanish...?" (414). Psychology prov
In 1996-1997, there were 24,972 new inmate admissions at an average daily cost of $63.27 per inmate. North Carolina’s Department of Corrections has 106 prisons that hold a different custody level of inmates from minimum to maximum custody. North Carolina prisons rehabilitate individuals that commit misdemeanor and felony crimes. One way that they do this is by allowing convicted criminals to work and learn about themselves and society through different custody levels. The lowest level of incarc
CAUSE AND EFFECTS Crime has become a major problem in the U.S. In fact, crime is the #1 fear of most people today. Crimes occur everywhere and at all times of the day and night. There are many causes of crime in our country. A large part of crime has to do with the economy in our country today. One of the many causes of crime is poverty. When people can't afford things that they want or need, they resort to theft and robbery. Also, these people feel that they have nothing to lose if they are ca
An Eye for an Eye? ( The Scarlet Letter Controversial Essay) " The work of eradicating crimes is not by making punishment familiar, but formidable." Oliver Goldsmith Issues that constantly pop up in society are the ones that question the appropriateness of the current forms of punishment found in our community. People often ask, " Isn't he/she getting off too easily?" "Isn't that just a little bit harsh?" or "What kind of legal system is this? " A more specific and correct question that these p
What does watching TV make you do? Since we live in a violent society, we're constantly hearing arguments that seeing TV violence, particularly as kids, desensitises us so we accept real violence more off handedly maybe it even triggers real violence. But TV also shows lots of hugging. The standard plot for most family sitcoms is; (1) Problem causes family members to get mad at one another; (2) Family members abuse each other in cute ways, (3) All is forgiven by end of show and everybody hugs.
The Roaring Twenties reflected a social rebellion against the conservative tradition established in the Progressive Movements of the Teens. The Progressives adamantly campaigned for and eventually received the ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment, which established a dry nation in 1920. The rejection of the conservative policies, that were adopted in the Teens and the early Twenties, reflects a reverse on the ideals of the Progressive Movement and the rebellious nature of the Roaring Twenti
Pot Legal? ---------- It goes by many names. As Pot, Mary Jane, Grass, Herb, and Weed, marijuana moves with stealth through our society. Although once considered a symbol of the counterculture, the drug is now widely accepted by the population and is endorsed by political groups whose main objective is to legalize it for common use. The fallacies and inaccuracies in the arguments by these vociferous people are often overlooked by the public, who blindly embrace the destructive narcotic. Propone
In today's world of births and deaths, who is to say, we are reponsible for what happens to us. Who says we are what we are because of our environment and socialization. Could it be true tat we are reponsible? I really don't have a answer to this question of if we are responssible or not, but personally, i think we are. Our socialization with peers, family, and social groups affects our outcome of what will happen to us,, not saying that if you deal drugs that you can't get out of it,, but majo
George Orwell was not only a writer, but also an important political reformer. Orwell was born in India in 1903. He considered his family a "lower-middle class" family. He said this because his family was a part of the middle class, but had little money. His father worked for the British government and was able to be apart of the middle class without money. Orwell lived in Britain and went to boarding school there on scholarships. He was the poorest student among many wealthy children. Orwell f
4th Amendment-Search and Seizure In the late 1700’s the 4th Amendment was written due to strong objections to the Writs of Assistance, “or general warrants”. The Writs Assistance gave officials the right to enter any home and seize belongings without probable cause. The 4th amendment was ratified in the Bill of Rights on December 15, 1771. This amendment protects the peoples right to privacy and security. The Fourth Amendment states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, house
A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities Tale by Charles Dickens takes place in France and England during the troubled times of the French Revolution. There are travels by the characters between the countries, but most of the action takes place in Paris, France. The wineshop in Paris is the hot spot for the French revolutionists, mostly because the wineshop owner, Ernest Defarge, and his wife, Madame Defarge, are key leaders and officials of the revolution. Action in the book is scattered out
My friend, John, has an uncle who had cancer eight years ago. For five months, he had to get shots of chemotherapy every week. To him, the cancer wasn’t the enemy but the cure was. He knew that chemotherapy had killed his healthy cells along with his mutated ones. His bones were weak, his hairs were coming off, and his spirit was fading. One day, John sneaked into the hospital with an ounce of marijuana. His uncle was hesitant at first but the torturous power of the chemotherapy was too strong.
Marijuana is a psychoactive drug and the chemical that produces the psychoactive effect is delta-9-tetrahy-drocannabinol or TCH for short.. The two main types that are grown in the United States are inidica and sativa. Inidica which is originated in the Hindu-Kush valleys in central Asia, which is located between the 25-35 lines latitudes. Sativa plants are found throughout the world. Potent varieties such as Colombian, Panamanian, Mexican, Nigerian, Congolese, Indian and Thai are found in equa
Should Athletes Be Role Models? In today’s society, we are running out of good citizens for our children to look up to in a positive way. For many years, there have been many controversies surrounding the lifestyles of America’s professional athletes. A great number of children love to play and watch sports every day. An interesting question that comes up frequently is should athletes be role models? For many years athletes have been role models, and I have trouble understanding why they should
Brave New World Brave New World was a society of prejudice and perfection all in one. It had some similarities to the society we are living in today yet it was so different that the two are hard to compare. Each society had some of the same problems and prejudices. The differences between the two were more prevalent. In Brave New World there was no individuality and you were not allowed to think for yourself. You belonged to every one and your thoughts were conditioned into your memory from a y
Serial killers have been active since the 15th century, yet we are still mesmerized by them. They have and will continue to shock and sicken us to the core of our being, yet they are treated as legends. We, the public, have a very perverse relationship with them and their evil deeds. Books and movies made regarding their atrocities make millions, yet they are still punished and some are put to death. Does this mean that there is a dark side to us all and we are using the active serial killers a
THE SEARCH Over the years, the practice of physician assisted suicide, affectionately know as euthanasia, has evolved into one of the biggest social issues in the United States and the World. There have been many controversies over whether or not euthanasia is justified. In some places in the United States, euthanasia is considered murder (Jussim 47). It is then treated as a murder case and murder penalties are used. There has been a whole change in euthanasia over the centuries, but it still s
Child and adolescent violence is a growing problem in today's society. Why do children become violent? Doctors and scientists have found that there are many causes for aggressive behavior in children and have developed ways of preventing children from becoming violent. These causes are biochemical, psychological, and sociological. It is important to learn the causes, the effects, and the treatments of violent behavior because it is such a growing problem in the modern world. According to Kotula
Guns in Big Cities Guns have become a big problem in big cities. There's been a lot of killings going on over the stupidest things. The government has to do something about this, because the newspaper has a lot of stories on crimes committed with guns. The government could pass stricter laws against anyone that is arrested with a gun and does not have a permit to carry one. It could crack down on people who sell guns to anyone that tries to buy one. They could try to stop illegal guns from gett
How Fair Are Our Courts? Are the courts here in the United States fair and justified? I would have to say no to that statement. Over the years the court system has been less than justified on certain issues under the law. The problem with our court system today is the fact that our civil rights cases rarely make it to trial. The constitution granted us many civil rights and if they are not restored to us through court than justice is not being served. Recently there was a case in Lansing, Michi
Title Imagine a typical day in your life: You wake up, throw back the covers and get out of bed. You don’t put on a robe because the heat is on and it’s warm in your room. After freshening up in the bathroom, you go to your closet to choose an outfit to wear. You grab a quick breakfast. Then your best friend gives you a lift to school. At the end of the day, your mother picks you up to go shopping. Later, after dinner, you do your homework, talk on the phone and watch TV with your brother and s
HYPNOSIS The term hypnosis has been defined many different ways. Almost every different source has a different definition of the word. Some sources will even say that since hypnosis can not be scientifically proven there is no such thing as hypnosis at all. However, some specialists have come up with a working definition for lack of a better one: Hypnosis is a particular state of the nervous system in which the organized inhibition of certain areas permits unaccustomed action. The trance can co
The use of capital punishment has been a permanent fixture in society since the earliest civilizations and continues to be used as a form of punishment in countries today. It has been used for various crimes ranging from the desertion of soldiers during wartime to the more heinous crimes of serial killers. However, the mere fact that this brutal form of punishment and revenge has been the policy of many nations in the past does not subsequently warrant its implementation in today's society. The
Through the years, gambling has become America’s pastime. Many Americans visit casinos yearly and the number of gamblers grows daily. The reason that the number of gamblers grows and has grown over the past few years is because of the growth in the amount of legalized gambling establishments and the accessibility to these establishments. Pathological gamblers are what affect society the most. These gamblers are often characterized as having a lax conscience, alcoholics, and/or being drug addict
"Talkin bout what we gonna be when we grow up I said what you wanna be, she said, "Alive" (hmm) It made me think for a minute, then looked in her eyes I coulda died"( Outkast: " the art of storytellin") It’s lines like the above that release the real thought and social conscious in hip music. It’s no longer just making words rhyme. It’s making people think. Hip hop has come a long way since The Sugarhill Gang and Furious Five. It’s not just music anymore, it’s life. Hip hop really just started
Life: A Right Or A Sentence? On June 4, 1990, Janet Adkins, age 54, became Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s first patient to commit suicide under his supervision. With His assistance, Janet injected lethal drugs into her body. Since then, many others have sought his help, and controversy over the issue of assisted suicide has sparked. Assisted suicide should be completely legal. Religious organizations and individuals are by far the largest, most outspoken group against assisted suicide. These closed-minde
In the fictitious novel Tale of Two Cities, the author, Charles Dickens, lays out a brilliant plot. Charles Dickens was born in England on February 7, 1812 near the south coast. His family moved to London when he was ten years old and quickly went into debt. To help support himself, Charles went to work at a blacking warehouse when he was twelve. His father was soon imprisoned for debt and shortly thereafter the rest of the family split apart. Charles continued to work at the blacking warehouse
CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, FOURTH APPELLATE DISTRICT Police observed respondent Acevedo leave an apartment, known to contain marijuana, with a brown paper bag the size of marijuana packages they had seen earlier. He placed the bag in his car's trunk, and, as he drove away, they stopped the car, opened the trunk and the bag, and found marijuana. Acevedo's motion to suppress the marijuana was denied, and he pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana for sale. The California Co
Introduction Homo Sapiens have yearned for a reliable and consistently correct way of finding out if one is telling the truth since ancient times. “Early societies used torture. Statements made by a person on the rack were considered especially believable.” (Jussim, pg.65) There was also trial by ordeal, which was based on superstition. For instance, if there were two suspects for one crime, it was thought that the innocent would be stronger in combat and thus vanquish a guilty opponent. This ex
Ayn Rand and Objectivism: An Introduction opinions and beliefs, but he finally accepts that they will not leave his mind and his destiny is sealed. In his recognition of his core belief (individual freedom), he knows that he cannot resist this immutable freedom. Briefly, this sentence is the summary of man's existence. Man knows he is selfish and those who allow self-interest permeate their being are often called greedy or evil. However, without selfishness, man is reduced from an advanced mind
Legalization of Drugs 8 page research paper against the legalization of drugs with a “works cited” page, all in full MLA style Drugs have always been present in human history. Early natives of South America and the Aborigines of Australia and New Zealand used the juices of plants to produce crude medicines; medicines whose purpose was to make a person feel better. From this early medicines, other cultures started to derive their own curatives and drugs, all having one common goal: to make the us
THE PROS AND CONS ABOUT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA Mainstream vs. Alternative Media; who do we believe? The Journal of Media Studies Writer Discussion of the legalization of marijuana brings up two main issues, those who are pro- marijuana and those who are anti- marijuana. These issues have been covered by both mainstream and alternative media, mainstream being pro, and alternative being anti. These two factions have been arguing over this issue in the halls of justice for many years. Because most of
Implementation Head Start Teaching Project By John P. Newcomb March 15,1999 A. The communication skills used in this teaching project were geared toward ages 4 to 5 years old. In order to be effective I needed to keep the wording at a level that the children could understand. This was done by using word such as feeling sad in place of word like upset that could be misinterpreted by the child. By keeping the wording in a concrete manner that the children could relate to made my communication with
Legalize Marijuana If legalizing marijuana is what it takes to have a positive effect on a life, then it is well worth it to change the laws of this land. For instance, here is just something to think about: …[T]hanks to mandatory minimum sentences, the system is overloaded with non-violent drug users and dealers, who now often receive harsher penalties than murderers, rapists, and serious white-collar criminals. Solicited by an undercover DEA agent to find a cocaine supplier, Gary Fannon facili
Legalization or Prohibition of Marijuana Legalization and Prohibition 2 Marijuana is the spanish name for a mixture of dried leaves, stems, seeds and flowering tops, which come from the Cannabis plant. The primary psychoactive ingredient that is isolated is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabolin or THC. This is concentrated from the resin of the plant and can be produced differently to prepare various potencies of marijuana. Environment and genetics can also effect the potency. The plant itself can grow i
SINGLE PARENTHOOD by OUTLINE I. Opening Statement / Introduction. a. I am not… b. Parental experience c. Keeping up with the Jones’ II. Evaluation. a. Statistics; Marriage and Divorce 1. percentage of married couples 2. non-family households 3. median age of marriage for men/women 4. woman headed households and those never married b. Evaluation of statistics; no-fault divorces c. Statistics on single parenthood 1. Ľ of all children under 18 live in a single parent household; estimations for the
Drug Legalization However, drugs should not be legalizied because there would be an increase in drug abuse due to its availability. Legalized drugs would become cheaper and more accessible to people who previously had not tried drugs. Addicts who tend to stop, not by choice, would not stop because drugs would be more accessible if legalized. The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good news is that the United States had 286 million dollars and 81,762 drug seizures due to
The Drug Advisory Council In December 1995 the Drug Advisory Council was set up by the Victorian Government and was responsible for investigating the Marijuana issue. What the law says is, “In Victoria the penalties imposed by the courts for possession of small amounts of Cannabis - less than 50 grams, are relatively minor.1 Although the Drugs,Poisons and Controlled Substances Act prohibits possession of any amount of cannabis, court routinely place first offenders found guilty of possession of
Tobacco and Western Culture Title of Paper : Essay 1: Tobacco and Western Culture Grade Received on Report : 89 The use of tobacco dates back to the 17th century. The primary reason for its beginning was purely economic at first. It later became apparent to researchers over the decades that tobacco was more than just a commodity to be traded for economic gain. It was actually a drug, nicotine, which developed into physical dependency and had adverse side effects as people began to live longer. F
Witchcraft Imagine a life, where due to your beliefs and religion, you are persecuted against. Similar to that of the African Americans environment in today's world. You tell you neighbor you are a member of the witchcraft community and from that day on, your "so called best friend" looks at you with a funny expression when you go down to get the mail. From that day on society labels you as unordinary or a freak. This is the current life for those which believe in wicca, also refereed to as witc
A Clockwork Orange Many of us like to think that humanity as a whole is progressing to a better future where we will live united and in peace with one another, a time of a more enlightened society. But there are those among us that do not share these beliefs. In A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess, the futuristic world is displayed as a world turned upside down and in shambles. This 1962 classic is a frightful depiction of what our society could become and possibly what it already is. Drugs a
Amazing Grace Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace is a book about the trials and tribulations of everyday life for a group of children who live in the poorest congressional district of the United States, the South Bronx. Their lives may seem extraordinary to us, but to them, they are just as normal as everyone else. What is normal? For the children of the South Bronx, living with the pollution, the sickness, the drugs, and the violence is the only way of life many of them have ever known. In this boo
Brave New World - “Brave New World” - By: Aldous Huxley Author: Aldous Huxley was born in 1894, and died in 1963. He first went to Eton, and then to Oxford. He was a brilliant man, and became a succesful writer of short stories in the twenties and thirties. He also wrote essays and novels, like 'Brave New World'. The first novels he wrote were comments on the young generation, with no goal whatsoever, that lived after WW I. Before he became the writer as we know him, he worked as a journalis