The Community's Responsibility

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Local communities can eliminate occurrences such as drug trafficking, gang extortion, abuse of local school council power, corruption of local civil authorities, prostitution, child and spousal abuse if they break the code of silence within the neighborhood. These occurrences take place, with the knowledge of the residents because of the non-involvement attitude members of the community have taken. Firstly, members of the community must work together as an extended family. Secondly, law abiding citizens can eradicate crime in the community by reporting criminal activity to the local authorities. Thirdly, citizens within a community can remove abusive school council leaders and local civil authorities by exercising their right to vote. Eliminating these occurrences within the community is not the responsibility of others, but the responsibility of those who reside within the neighborhood. Firstly, members of the community must work together as an extended family. Two social problems which wreck the infrastructure of the community is the withdrawal of parents from the activities of their children and the lack of facilities to allow residents to interact with each other. Facilities allow residents of the neighborhood to interact with one another which create stronger ties in the community. Without the social gatherings of parents, the mind-set and the direction of the community remain unknown. Without the facilities to extend educational hours along with the development of social skills and common courtesies the constant infighting will continue without meaningful dialogue. These two social problems must be addressed immediately to halt the fragmentation of the infrastructure of communities. Solving many of these criminal occurren... ... middle of paper ... ...se of local school council power, corruption of local civil authorities, prostitution, child and spousal abuse is vital for ensuring the survival of the community. Whose responsibility to eliminate these criminal occurrences has yet to be revealed; however oone thing is for sure, we cannot stand still: either we will continue to deteriorate through the social weathering process or we will all embrace a rescue plan for our community. Works Cited Earley, Mark L and et al. “The New Frontier of Public Safety.” Stanford Law & Policy 22.2 (2011). 343-354. Academic Search Complete. Web. 28 July 28, 2011. Kaariainen, Juha, and et al. “The “Code of Silence”: Are Self-Report Surveys a Viable Means for Studying Police Misconducts?” Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology & Crime Prevention 9.2 (2008). 86-96. Academic Search Complete. Web. 28 July 2011.

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