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Youth Gangs, Drugs, & Violence

- Gang involvement and its associated violent crime have become a rapidly growing problem for the United States. Generally, gangs consist of young people of the same ethnic, racial, and economic background. Usually of a low socio-economic status, these gangs engage in illegal money making activities and intimidate their neighborhoods and rival gangs with violent crimes and victimization. Gang members exemplify a high value for group loyalty and sacrifice. Gangs often target youth when recruiting new members, with the average age of initiation being 13 years old (Omizo, Omizo, and Honda)....   [tags: Youth Gangs and Violent Crime ]

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Reggie Johnson: A Youth Life Cut Short

- ... He didn’t accept him for who he was. It’s kind of obscure why his father neglected him considering he was such a great kid. Reggie before his demise, was a honor student, destined to succeed in any career field he choose. He excelled in the classroom but, he didn’t excel in sports. This disappointed his father but he still loved him just not as much as Austin. He wouldn’t give Reggie the same treatment as his brother AJ (Austin). Reggie and Austin were complete opposites. Reggie was smart while Austin was obtuse.While Reggie was an excellent student in class....   [tags: drugs, death, youth, school]

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Social Problems Affecting Youth Today and Ways to Solve Them

- Social Problems Affecting Youth Today and Ways to Solve Them Society nowadays isn’t what it was a decade ago. People change and so does the society they live in. The problems that our grandparents experienced with our parents aren’t the same that our parents experience with us. Nowadays, young people are exposed to two major social problems that affect their life negatively. These social problems are drugs and violence. Even though one doesn’t want to be exposed to these problems, it’s impossible because it is everywhere....   [tags: Papers Youth Drugs Deviance Essays]

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An Emphasis on Black Youth in America, Kojo A.Dei,in's book ‘Ties That Bind: Youth and Drugs in a Black Community

- ... Not to his surprise, Macleod finds the Hangers eight years later undereducated, imprisoned, unemployed, and resistant to a system or societal structure they see no future in”. Thus, in comparison to the “seven Brothers, who are black except for one person and also reside in Clarendon Heights, refuse to submit to the Hangers lifestyle in the hope that hard work will pay off in the form of economic opportunity. In agreement with the “achievement ideology” the Brothers look to excel in school and sports and are compliant with the structure and ideals of dominant society by “accommodating themselves to accepted standards of behavior and striving to fulfill socially approved roles” (p....   [tags: crime, relationhips, juvenile delinquency]

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"Weeding" Out Amendment 64

- ... Without changing this poorly written amendment, schools are being burdened with marijuana related problems. Legalizing marijuana to allow adults to purchase it for recreational use is being directly correlated to an increase of drug use in Colorado’s middle and high schools. Many school and police officials feel that this rise is due to the fact that marijuana is no longer illegal. “’We have seen a sharp rise in drug-related disciplinary actions which anecdotally, from credible sources, is being attributed to the changing social norms surrounding marijuana,’ said Janelle Krueger” (Lofholm)....   [tags: marijuana, youth, drugs, minds]

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Larry Clark

- Larry Clark, an American photographer and filmmaker was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on January 19, 1943. Being the son of a photographer, Clark was exposed to photography early in life. In 1959 he received his first camera at 15 and started taking pictures for his mother’s baby photography business and began experimenting with drugs with his friends. Between 1963 and 1971, Clark recorded him and his friends’ experimentation with drugs and published Tulsa, shattering the long-held belief that drugs were only used by those in urban communities....   [tags: photograhphy, sex, drugs, youth, storytelling]

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Youth Participating in Risky Behavior

- Background/Rationale/Preparation: Recent statistics such as those listed below indicate that youth continue to participate in risky behavior, which may lead to a lifetime addiction or at the very least poor health. • More than 4.5 million teenagers smoke in the US today. • According to FDA at least 1/3 of children who begin smoking today will die from a tobacco-related disease. • Tobacco use often leads to experimentation with other substance abuse. • More than half of all 8th graders have consumed alcohol and more than one fourth have been drunk....   [tags: lifetime addiction, drugs, alcohol, smoking]

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Community Resource Teams and Their Impact on at Risk Youth

- Community oriented policing is the proactive deployment method used by patrol officers in order to find solutions to why crime is occurring within a given community. Officers use their critical thinking and problem solving skills to analyze and uncover the underlying issues of a community that are posing threats to public safety and address ways this can be prevented. In many communities throughout the United States, police officers strive to build better relationships with community members, yet building relationships with youth within a community, especially a community over run by gangs, crime and drugs is a much tougher issue....   [tags: community policing, crime, drugs, ]

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Alcohol Advertising and Youth: Teenage Manipulation

- “Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better” (George Santayana). Today advertisements are more prevalent than ever. Nearly 10% of large companies’ revenue is spent marketing their products to specifically reach a particular group. There are several ways in which companies market their products: television, online, or visual advertisements, including billboards and newspapers. Most advertisements are made to target a younger demographic....   [tags: visual advertisement, drugs]

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Youth Participation In Gangs

- Youth participation in gangs actually decreased from 1996 to 2004, but the violence within these gangs has not. Homicides committed by youth gang members still remain as a monumental problem across the United States of America. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention reported in its 2004 survey of youth gangs that there were an estimated 760,000 gang members that year. Many of the kids affiliated with gangs come from lower income, single parent homes; therefore, the youths of America often turn to gangs to fill the void of not being part of a “family”....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays]

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Drugs Should Most Definitely Not be Legalized

- I, like the vast majority of people, disagree with proposition that drugs should be legalised. Accepting this act would be the same like taking money from people for killing them. We don‘t need legalisation, we need to fight against it, try to save people who are standing on the edge of a precipice, not to push them from it. Of course, there are many people who would agree with this proposition, but most of them are drug users or spreaders. Supporters of this act say that legalised drugs would reduce criminality as drug addicts are forced to do crimes to get money for drugs....   [tags: drugs, rhetoric, rhetorical]

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How Are Most Celebrities Inappropriate Role Models for the Youth?

- People look up to celebrities as role models, the youth especially. The youth believes that if they imitate these cynosures they will become affluent and legendary. Famous people imply that if the youth act insubordinately they will be successful in life. Celebrities of today are not appropriate role models for this generation. Everywhere a person looks, sex is exalted by celebrities. Commercials and advertisements now use risqué celebrities who are half naked to endorse their products. A 'Got Milk?' advertisement used an exposed photograph of Miley Cyrus with nothing but a sheet covering her breasts and a portion of her posterior....   [tags: celebrities, role, models, youth, sex]

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Prescription Drugs and Drug Abuse in the United States

- With access to prescription drugs, people are able to treat a multitude of diseases and illnesses. These drugs help deal with pain, inability to sleep, depression, and much more. Every day we are increasingly living in a world where there is better living through chemicals. However, what most do not seem to see is the rising tide of pain, illness, and ultimately death being caused by the pills people take every day. Most keep drugs in a special place in their minds, where they see them as harmless....   [tags: Medicine, Opioid drugs ]

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The Key to Stopping Drugs Is Making the Drug Cartels

- Just imagine a world without the distribution of illegal drugs. Now it could either be a disturbing place or a peaceful place. For it to be a peaceful place it would require quite a bit of money to control the certain types of drugs that are being distributed. Thus, for that to happen it would require some money. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, The U.S. federal government had spent at least $15 billion dollars in 2010. However, the government increases the amount of spending on drug control to help reduce the distribution of drugs annually....   [tags: distribution of illegal drugs]

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Deterring Youth Drug Use For Children 's Success Within The D.a.r.e Program

- 1. There are multiple reasons that this website may be successful at deterring youth drug use. One example would be the recognition of other adolescents’ success within the D.A.R.E Program. According to the textbook, middle school students typically feel pressure to conform to the social activities of other youth (626). By using other youth as examples, the children who are at risk for drug use will feel as if using drugs is not the “popular” thing to do, which will make them not feel as pressured to get involved if their peers were to try and influence them....   [tags: High school, Adolescence, Middle school, Youth]

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Peer Influence On Youth Delinquency And Depression

- In order for Sonny to escape the difficulties of the real world, he fell into a deep depression. Sonny wanted to avoid dealing with the responsibilities at home dealing with his over bearing family, the temptations of the streets by diving into a world that was much nicer than the one he was brought up in. Since he was exposed to the dark side of Harlem at a young age, it leads to him down a path of becoming an addict for life. By being associated with a large groups of people, youths are constantly presented in situations were they are peer pressured into situations where they do not want to be in, because of this it can weight heavily on the soul....   [tags: Youth, Childhood]

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The Influence of Media on Youth

- An outsider looking in could see that America's society has much work to be done. Today's youth focuses on nothing but the media and how to be the next Kim Kardashian or Lil Wayne. The media, 9 out of 10 times, is a negative device used to convince younger minds what it means to be beautiful, cool, popular, or anything else someone younger may want to strive to become. The media attacks younger minds because they are more vulnerable and open to believing what they see. The issue with the media is becoming bigger and bigger because we as Americans don't take time to teach the youth right from wrong, we rely on the media to do the job....   [tags: youth, TV programs, media]

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Illegal Drugs: Should they be?

- There are very few people who can honestly claim that current drug policies have been a success. Aside from being ineffective the costly current drug policy of prohibition has created a set of unwanted consequences including; a high prison population of non-violent offenders, corruption, violence, and whole set of health issues. Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” and despite the failures of the current policy in deterring drug use that is just what the government is choosing to do....   [tags: Legalizing Drugs]

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Legalization of All Drugs

- Legalization of All Drugs Legalize Drugs. I know what you’re thinking, are you crazy. The debate over the legalization of drugs continues to disturb the American public. Such an issue stirs up moral and religious beliefs, beliefs that are contrary to what Americans should believe. I ask all of you to please keep an open mind and hear me out on this very controversial subject. All of us have in some way or another been affected by drug, whether it is a family member or the economic burden on society....   [tags: Legalizing Drugs Narcotics Argumentative Essays]

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A Chance For Our Youth

- Did you know that nearly 110,000 youth under the age of 18 are incarcerated. Of these, almost 15,000 are placed into adult facilities and 75% of them were sentenced as adults. (Ncjrs.gov) There are about 2,600 prisoners serving a life sentence for a crime they committed as a juvenile who were not even given the chance of parole. (Jlc.gov) Juvenile offenders should not receive extreme sentencing, and be tried as adults. Young children of today are suffering from a lifestyle filled with neglect and violence in their households, poverty, bullying (recently cyber bullying) and lack the assistance needed to make it through this crucial period of life....   [tags: juvenile delinquency, youth, incarcerated]

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Decriminalization of Drugs

- For many years, a real push has been looming on the idea of legalizing now illegal drugs. This has become a hot debate throughout nations all over the world, from all walks of life. The dispute over the idea of decriminalizing illegal drugs is and will continue on as an ongoing conflict. In 2001, Drug decriminalization in all drugs, including cocaine and heroin, became a nationwide law in Portugal (Greenwald). Ethan Nadelman, essayist of “Think again: Drugs,” states his side of the story on the continuing criminalization of hard drugs, in which he stand to oppose....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Youth Of Today 's Youth

- A community is only as strong as its youngest members. The youth impact a community in more ways than one and in a much larger aspect. They are who are out on the streets playing and representing the neighborhood, but they are also the future of the community and society as a whole. It is a responsibility of the older generation to do its best to provide the best resources to ensure that the youth grow up to be respectful and responsible members of society. There is a large drug problem in the youth of today that lead to drug-related crimes and it is something that can be reduced with the right tools....   [tags: Crime, Drug addiction, Criminology, Neighbourhood]

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Benefits of an Inner City Community Youth Center

- It’s no well-kept secret that inner city impoverished neighborhoods produce some of the lowest test scores in the nation. It is not necessarily the children’s fault that they perform poorly, they are simply victims of their environment, one of apathy, greed, and a lack of academic importance in life. Most of their parents are not well educated, and as statistics show, they will not be either. Often, inner city youths, good children to begin with, become entrapped in a vortex of negativity stemming from a community that does not care to support them in a positive manner, and prominent negative influences abundantly tempting them, such as drugs, violence, and crime....   [tags: Youth Center, Impoverished Areas]

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Service Learning: Working at the Youth Detention Center (YDC)

- This semester I have been volunteering at the Youth Detention Center (YDC). YDC is a youth center for those youth ages 13-18 that have committed crimes, from running away from home to cutting the hydraulic brake lines of their parent's car. When is is concluded that the youth can no longer be active members in their communities, they are sent to YDC. There are four different units: H is for the youth that are in court right now but cannot stay at home, E is the girls unit, G unit is for the boys who committed minor crimes and felonies, and F unit is for the boys who committed major crimes and felonies such as sexual assault and dealing drugs....   [tags: detention center, youth]

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Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport

- Athletes taking PEDs is just like sitting in school taking a test and not be able to figure out and answer to a question and seeing classmates cheating,taking out their phone,looking at others paper, and having cheat sheets. Most people have had this happen in their lives just like athletes most athletes are hard workers but you come across a few so called athletes who use performance enhancing drugs to improve there game which are illegal. The use of performance enhancing drugs is an unlawful shortcut which helps body muscle grow faster without effort and it also helps with muscle endurance.The use of this substance is increasing instead of decreasing....   [tags: Performance Enhancing Drugs]

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Pro-Legalization of Drugs

- Today’s society is suffering rapid decay due to the never-ending war against drugs. Politicians make dramatic speeches advocating tougher drug laws to when there to when seats. But what has this war really accomplished. In fact would legalization benefit society. Yes. Legalization is an option that should be heavily considered. I will illustrate in detail how the economy will be positively impacted building a foundation toward ending the So call war on drugs with a win for America as a whole....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]

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Why All Drugs Should Be Legalized

- Abraham Lincoln once said: “Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.”(Lincoln) When most people think of prohibition, they think of the 18th amendment of the constitution; the alcohol ban in the 1920’s....   [tags: legalization, prohibition, law, war on drugs]

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The Problems of American Youth

- The Problems of American Youth 1. Introduction This report briefly presents the problems of American youth. It consists of six parts. The first one deals with the general understanding of the teenagers in general. The second part conveys some facts about historic events and socio – historical context. The third one describes youths and their families and briefly shows the problems. The fourth part describes students and their schools. It conveys some details of educational system. The fifth part shows in what kind of activities can youths participate....   [tags: Youth Young Adolescent Essays]

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The War On Drugs And The United States

- The War on Drugs has been around since 1971 when President Richard Nixon gave a press conference and declared drugs as “public enemy number one”. Since then multiply agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), campaigns like Nancy Reagan “Just Say No”, and laws like the “Anti-Drug Abuse Act” administered by President Ronald Reagan have been constructed to control and prevent the flow and consumption of illegal drugs into the country. The United States spends billions of dollars into these agencies every year in order to cease the flow and consumption....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug addiction, Drug, Heroin]

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A New Approach to the War on Drugs

- Wars are never won. Unlike a game, the cost associated with a war ensures that there is never really a winner. If you could ask the dead, I doubt they would answer that their lives were worth the price of victory. Such is the case with the so called “War on Drugs.” Movies and folklore have glamorized war as something noble. They suggest that a cause worth fighting for is worth the ultimate sacrifice. It is true that there are times throughout our history that mankind, with his back against the wall, has had to risk all for the greater good....   [tags: health, illegal substances, sociology]

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The Effects Of Drugs And Crime On Society

- Each day drugs make a huge impact on our generation. Throughout this topic I would like to know what causes teenagers to try illegal drugs and how impacts their lives. Drugs can affect a person in different parts of their lives. For example their education, work, personal life, and can affect the relationship with their family and friends. With the years research has proven that there has been an increase in drug addiction within youth. Throughout the the paper there will be evidence to prove how drugs and crime can impact a young persons life....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Heroin, Substance abuse]

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All Drugs Should be Legal for Personal Use

- All Drugs Should be Legal for Personal Use The war on drugs is costing us over 100 billion dollars to fight each year, and we’re only fighting a monster which we are making bigger with each punch. It’s not drugs, but drug laws themselves that have created this monster. Drug use is part of human nature, but the unimaginable wealth involved leads to the corruption of the police, judges, and elected officials. There is no reason to have the government regulating what goes into an individual’s body....   [tags: Legalization Drugs]

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Easy Accessibility Of Prescription Drugs

- easy accessibility of prescription drugs that led Martin to an overdose. In her own words, Mrs. Lee says that “So many things could have been different. I could have talked to him about his depression that Martin hid from me. His friends that introduced him to drugs could have gotten real help instead of relying on drugs. The doctors could have been more alert before prescribing certain prescription drugs.” In addition, Mrs. Lee says that it was so easy for her son to get the drugs from friends or classmates without getting caught....   [tags: Prescription drug, Pharmacology]

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Drugs Should Not Be Legalized

- Nida Uddin ECON Drugs Should NOT be Legalized It is important to be informed of what we are defending, and in this case it is to not legalize drugs. One may ask, what are drugs. Drugs are chemicals, that may affect your body in many different ways, whether it be good or bad. However, most of the time, it 's not always a positive outcome. Some drugs even leave lifetime damage to your brain and body. Although, there are many different ways to take drugs, some of the most common ways are; inhalation, ingestion, and injection....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug, Heroin]

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Youth Gangs

- Youth gangs in North American society are nothing new. When we turn on the news we often hear stories of misguided youth contributing to yet another gang related crime. Even though it is known that youth crimes are overrepresented in the media today, the subject of youth gang activity is quite a predicament to our society. Over the last few years, there has been a moral panic created by constant exposure to the media which portrays a great amount of youth crimes and violence. In Canada there are large urban cities with high proportions of young people, many of which live in poverty, that now have the issue of dealing with youth gangs and youth crimes....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays]

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Types Of Punishments For The Youth Offenders

- According to Federal Bureau of investigations “Youth commit only a small portion of the nation 's crime. For example, in 2009, 11% of violent crime clearances and 17% of the property crime clearances nationwide only involved youths.” This means that in the year of 2009 most crimes were committed by youths . A big number of youth offenders have been sentenced as adults and sent to adult prisons. According to Equal Initiative System “Fourteen states have no minimum age for trying children as adults....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Criminal justice, Penology]

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Youth Gangs

- Within the past two decades, a growing concern has been focused on what can be considered a social epidemic among the youth of our nation. This social distress stems directly from the rising number of youth gangs throughout the country. Gang mentality and social deviance of this form has been noticed and documented in this country for decades. “ Prior to the 1970’s, gang violence was still popularly associated with white ethnic enclaves in the cities of the Midwest and East, and gang incidents were typically brawls involving fists, sticks and knives....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays]

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The Effects Of Media On Youth Crime

- Throughout society today, crime exists in many different forms and is currently on the rise, many individuals becoming more and more deviant and participating in criminal activity today’s society have questions on why people do crime and what makes them commit the criminal activity that they do. Within today’s modern day society many criminals are impacted to do crime based on multiple reasons, such as family issues, neighborhood influence, and/ or with the influence of media. This research study will examine the influence of media and how it impacts youth offenders to commit criminal activity....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Sociology]

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Club Drugs and Date Rape

- Ecstasy, also known as MDMA, is a club drug that is extremely popular amongst high school and college students. Because club drugs can enhance enjoyment from touch they are used to increase intimacy and, worse, in rape situations. They are also used to stimulate psychedelic effects and to energize the user for the night. These designer drugs lead to the deaths of multiple people each year. Club drugs are created to induce a stimulant and psychedelic effect; however, these sensations are definitely not worth the addictive and disabling effects they may cause....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Youth Gangs

- Youth gang related crime crime has been growing for years, but little data exists about the extent and precise nature of crimes committed by gang members. Gangs have been said to have committed many crimes such as drug smuggling, murder, and theft. Although many gang members have been known to do some of these things, there is no real evidence that they are gang related. Researchers found that the median age at which youths begin to hang out with gangs is approximately 13 years old (Roland 26)....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays]

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The Benefits of Youth Cafés

- According to The Prince’s Trust (2006), youth cafés are ‘safe, alcohol-free places where young people feel welcome, can meet friends, have fun and take part in a wide range of activities’. Youth café’s give young people a place they can hang out with their friends in an inclusive environment that is safe, relaxed and friendly. Youth cafés are open to both sexes from various social and cultural backgrounds. Drugs and alcohol would also be prohibited in the café. Involvement in the youth café would give the young people the chance to develop strong relationships with other young people attending the youth café and also the staff and volunteers involved....   [tags: alcohol-free places to socialize]

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THE IMMORAL PROPOSAL FOR THE CHANGE OF DRUG LAWS

- In the United States the use of illegal drugs is prohibited. If one uses or possesses any type of an illegal substance it is considered a criminal offense. One must know that 15 million Americans use drugs each month (Husak 7). There are various points of view that disagree and agree with this law. An advanced society must realize that the idea of any attempt to allow illegal drugs to be legalized, in any way in society, cannot be morally permissible; a sound minded person cannot allow more addiction in a drug infested country....   [tags: Drugs]

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The Violence Of Youth Drug Abuse

- Youth Drug Abuse In 2014, an estimated 27.0 million aged 12 or older were current (past month) illicit drug users (Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality 2015). This corresponds to 10.2 percent of the US population; meaning that 1 in 10 individuals in the United States has used illicit drugs a month prior to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Since late 1960s with the discovery of heroine, the numbers of drug users has been increasing rapidly. These days, the use of substances alone is estimated to cost Americans more than $600 billion each year....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Pharmacology, Heroin]

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The Problem of Youth Unemployment

- Work is central to most of our lives, that enables us to get by in the world, but also the key to how we define ourselves and to our sense of self-worth. In the UK the unemployment rate stands at 6.9% now and from the figures 19.1% are between ages 16-24. Almost one in five young people unable to find a job. Youth employment has become a long-term problem in the UK, with over a quarter of million young people have been looking for work for a year or more (Mirza-Davies 2014). And increase of youth unemployment slow down the speed of UK economic recovery, although the financial crisis of 2008 affected national economic around the world, which has already 5 years ago....   [tags: Economics, Labor Market]

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Homeless Youth in Canada

- 33,000, this is the number of homeless that live on the streets in Canada and 8,000-11,000 of those people are youth in the age range of only 16-24 years of age. This number has increased and grown bigger by the days due to social and economic factors and coming up with a solution becomes more complicated. Many teens become homeless because of hardship in their life or addiction and mental/psychical disabilities, which affects the integrity of that person. This essay will explain the factors of how youth end up on the streets and the harmful effects it can cause and how Canada reacts and helps this problem....   [tags: harmful effects, how government deals with it]

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Heroin Use, Drugs, And Drugs

- Heroin Use in Tucson AZ. Over the years a terrible drug called Heroin has increase its demand in Tucson Arizona, the main problem is the "prescriptions of opioid pain medications such as Oxycontin and Vicodin can have effects similar to heroin when taken in doses or in ways other than prescribed, and they are currently among the most commonly abused drugs in Arizona and in the whole United States". (NIH), other very common factor why many people of Tucson are using Heroin is because it is a very cheap drug that you can get in the street value between only 15 to 20 US dollars and is very easy to find Heroin in the streets as many people say, you could almost find a dealer in every corner...   [tags: Heroin, Drug addiction, Arizona]

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Youth and the Media

- Youth and the Media A major stepping stone in the path of contemporary youth is that of the media and it’s all to often fatalistic, unfavourable and adverse representation of today’s youth. The media primarily are modes of communication in contemporary culture that are often created by teams of people to entertain, inform, persuade and provide avenues of expression for mass audiences....   [tags: Papers]

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Homeless Youth

- Homeless Youth Homelessness is defined as having no fixed place to sleep at night. This includes people staying in motels until their money runs out, those staying with friends, those staying in shelters, and those sleeping inside or out whatever space they can find to protect themselves. The number of homeless people has been growing and it has become a serious problem in our society. Every night in Canada there are thousands of people living on the streets. This type of behaviour is considered deviant because it does not reflect the norms and values of our society....   [tags: Homelessness]

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Are Drugs More Detrimental to Educational Attainment?

- Introduction Is an illegal substance or a legal substance more detrimental to educational attainment. Studies have shown that early marijuana use is correlated with poor educational performance including high school drop-out rates (Verweij, Huizink, Agrawal, Martin, & Lynskey, 2013). The explanation for the rate of dropouts and poor education performance is that engaging in activities that involves smoking marijuana, strays the student from education. Nonetheless there are cases where students that do smoke marijuana or drink alcohol still excel in school as well as have a high grade point average therefore the students peers play a big role in the straying that cause them to deter from educ...   [tags: drugs, cannabis, cocaine, meth]

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The Role Of Youth Support And Development Programs Play On The Economic Mobility Of At Risk Youth

- I. The Research Question The purpose of this research study is to examine the impact roles of youth support and development programs play in the economic mobility of at-risk youth. Our nation’s economic mobility crises are affecting families in a major way . In 2013, low-income families contained 23 percent of children under the age of 18 who live in the United States. However, 33 percent of youth live in poverty and 44 percent live in low-income homes (Forum on Child and Family Statistics ). Living in poverty can hinder emotional, social, and behavior development in children, creating situations that cause them to be at-risk ....   [tags: Economics, Poverty, Economic development]

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Heroin, Drugs, And Drugs

- Heroin in the Suburbs Heroin was once considered a dirty back alley drug, far from leafy suburban streets. Now a epidemic is arising, making heroin usage a health crisis amongst our youth. Heroin has spread from the slums to the suburbs because of the significantly increased use of prescription painkillers. Heroin is cheaper in comparison to medically prescribed opiates like OxyContin and Vicodin. Heroin is an epidemic spreading into suburban towns and destroying homes and communities. We should have more prevention programs in our school systems, provide greater access to drug treatments and send more nonviolent drug offenders to treatment instead of jail....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Heroin, Hepatitis C]

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The Effects Of Drugs And Alcohol On Youths And Their Families

- Slide 2 The purpose of this brief overview is to outline the different effects of drugs and alcohol on youths and their families. Slide 3 Addiction is a condition of being addicted to a substance, thing or activity which becomes a habit and it’s difficult to depart from (Myers 2014). The article that I have chosen is for alcoholism and drug addiction from the experience of parents. When a child has an addiction, the entire family suffers. Alcohol and drugs addiction have made it almost impossible for families to function....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Substance abuse]

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Drug Drugs And Its Effects On Society

- As the music festival industry rises, drug-related incidents at these festivals threaten their business. The amount of drug-related incidents per festival varies yearly and between festivals. Some festivals can have as little as no drug-related deaths whereas some festivals can show signs of twenty or more incidents (KTLA). To counter this problem, an organization named Dancesafe works specifically with drugs most commonly found at music festivals to reduce the chances of having an overdose. They operate by selling drug testing kits and spreading knowledge about these types of drugs....   [tags: Drug addiction, Recreational drug use, Festival]

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Youth Work And Youth Provision Services Are Vital To Dealing Drug Misuse By Our Youth

- Introduction Our youth are the most creative, energetic, motivated, expressive people within our society, but that presents challenging problems. The fact that they often bored and feel misunderstood plays a big role in how they make choices in life, yet they have interests, passions, and inspirations and yearn for an environment and facilities in which they can express themselves while releasing their excessive energy. In situations where these facilities are limited or unavailable, our youth are left to find their own ways to vent their frustrations, usually through behaviours that challenge our communities and society like the misuse of alcohol and illicit drugs....   [tags: persuasive ]

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Motivating High-Risk Youth

- The definition of motivation according to Kennedy (2000), “[t]he internationalist view asserts that internal and external factors influence the change process From this perspective, motivation is seen as an interpersonal process that can be influenced in a positive way by the professional (para.18). A high-risk youth is defined as a male or female between the ages of 12-17 years old who has had some contact with the law or is at risk of becoming an offender. There is a lack of motivation in some high-risk youth to positively change their lives around....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Violence is the Enemy of Today’s Youth

- Children are dying, and too often parents don’t figure out what their child was involved in until it is too late. Today’s youth has an overwhelming burden to bear because of growing societal violence. When youth observes daily occurrences of violence, why society is so violent should not be the question, but how society can decrease youth violence should be what is scrutinize. The family dynamic has changed much in the last 40 years: with increased divorce, single parent households, and blended families contributing to the variability for children to be unsupervised....   [tags: Violence]

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What Is Corrupting Contemporary Youth in the USA?

- ... If a deviation from a moral principle leads to corruption, then the moral parameter within which the society operates in needs to be identified. We could then be able to deduce if the shift from the ideals occurred from the youth, or from society. Perhaps a reformation in the moral parameters may have occurred with each generation. Socrates, in Plato's Apology, before the Greek assembly, states that society is incapable of educating the youth. He gives an example of the horse, “.........But suppose I ask you a question: Would you say that this also holds true in the case of horses....   [tags: generation, society, views]

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Prevention Programs Help At Risk Youth

- Solution A solution to this social issue is to start a program where young adults ages 12 to 18 can go to receive life-guidance, workshops, and activities to keep themselves away from trouble. Also, a way to prevent youth from having difficulties at home, school and in their community. Throughout the years, there had been many prevention programs to help at-risk youth. Most of them were successful. However one of the programs that were not fully successful to help youth was the Beyond Scared Straight program....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Gang, Juvenile delinquency]

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The Presence of Youth Cultures and Counter Cultures

- In the 1950's cars became very important, they were needed to go school, to shop, and to go to further cities, making families moving to suburbs become popular. Television and radios helped music become very known, and with lasting influences today, its strange not to consider where it all started. Something often overlooked in every historical generation, but with a big impact, are the teenagers. Youth culture refers to all of the norms, values, and practices recognized and shared by members of the adolescent society....   [tags: high schools, suburbs, television]

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Homeless Children And Youth : Causes And Consequences

- Aratani, Y. (September 2009). Homeless Children and Youth; Causes and Consequences. National Center For Children in Poverty. Retrieved from http://www.nccp.org/publications/pdf/text_888.pdf In the article “Homeless Children and Youth; Causes and Consequences” by Yumiko Aratani discusses the causes and consequences of homeless youths and children. The article discusses who are homeless. Both children living in homeless families and unaccompanied youths. The factor the at contribute to homelessness are lack of affordable housing economic insecurity, violence at home, behavioral health, lack of positive social support, and involvement of the children welfare system....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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Behavioral Problems Of African American Youth

- Introduction Children and youth who are at-risk for behavioral problems can have a negative impact on how well the family functions. African American youth who live in poverty are thought to be at-risk for several behavioral problems such as dropping out of school, conduct problems, fighting, criminal involvement, and substance abuse (Nebbitt et al, 2014, Wilson, Foster, Anderson, & Mance, 2009). They are often exposed to violence in their neighborhoods and families, and many of the schools that they attend have fewer resources, all of which help to increase the likelihood of acting out or behavior problems....   [tags: Family therapy, Family, Drug addiction]

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Yanks and Brits: Transatlantic Youth Cultures

- In the years following the Second World War, youth around the globe started to undergo a drastic change, resulting in stylised fashions and subcultures that differed from their parent cultures dramatically. Great Britain and the United States had been the primary manufacturers during the war and that prosperity continued in the following decades, creating general economic prosperity. National optimism for the oncoming decade culminated in British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan making the optimistic claim to his fellow Conservatives that Britons “never had it so good” (BBC)....   [tags: Culture]

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war on drugs

- The war on drugs is not a war that can be fought on the beaches of Normandy or in the jungles of Vietnam. It is a war fought in the backyards of all Americans, every day. This is a war that cannot be won with the aid of nuclear weapons or the help of any other forms of artillery. The number of casualties, however, will be determined by whether or not the legalization of drugs occurs. Many will suffer the same outcome as a soldier killed in battle if drugs become legal. If marijuana and other drugs are legalized, obtaining drugs will be easier for people of all ages....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Raves And Drugs

- Generally people associate raves(Underground Techno parties) with designer drugs like Ecstasy(MDMA), Speed(amphetamine) and other acids like LSD. These drugs are called the Techno Drugs for that reason and most of the time have uplifting and sensatory effects. To understand more clearly the relationship between the raves and these drugs, we first have to understand the philosophy behind the Techno era, and a little about the music. “Techno, can lift the spirit and become a new world of freedom and peace"(D'Vox Magazine The first electronic music Magazine)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Disillusioned Youth: The Youth International Party

- Disillusioned Youth: The Youth International Party The turbulent and pivotal 1960s birthed a new breed of radicalism, political dissidence, and activism. Incubating in the early years of the Sixties, this new breed did not emerge until the middle of the decade. Non-violent direct action of the Civil Rights Movement was reaching the end of its shelf life and young radicals and student activists alike were growing increasingly frustrated with their inability to free themselves from the constraints of the status quo....   [tags: Jerry Rubin, 1960's movements]

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The Effects Of Drugs On Society 's Perception Of Reality

- Drugs can greatly alter someone 's perception of reality, especially for juveniles. Over 69% of juveniles in the U.S. have admitted to drinking alcohol at least once in their lifetime (2). However, over the recent years, alcohol, cigarettes, and substance abuse has declined in the United States (1). Juveniles are the future of our country, and the economy depends on them to contribute their fair share to society. Using drugs at such a young age can lead to the people of our future committing crimes....   [tags: Drug addiction, Drug, Illegal drug trade]

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Weapons and Drugs in Our Schools

- Weapons and Drugs in Our Schools Problem: The problem of weapons and drugs in schools has become a serious problem in schools throughout the United States. Almost 20% of all students in high school report that they have carried a weapon at least once, and in the past two years there have been over 80 homicides committed on school grounds. Also, teenage drug use in America is the highest of any industrialized nation and it is only getting worse. After a decade of declining drug use, the use of all illegal drugs by teenagers has increased significantly....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Youth and Crime - Who Is Responsible

- When today's youth commit crimes it is often the taxpayers that have to pay for it. In many cases, when the crimes include damage to property, theft of personal belongings or merchandise the public are required to pay for the damages through taxes and raised prices in stores. When it comes to theft, the public would be required to pay more money in the long run for a product that is often stolen due to the rate of loss on it. When it comes to property damage we, the owners, are responsible for replacing what has been damaged and paying to replace or repair the item from our own pockets, or to place claims using house or automobile insurance, causing our premiums to rise....   [tags: Law]

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Drugs In The Music Industry

- Drugs in the Music Industry The Music World-glamorous, fast paced, and a world most of us will never be part of. But if we knew what it entailed, would we still want to be. The whole world seems to be building itself around drugs more and more every day, and music industry isn't immune. In fact, music is one of the most influential art forms of today's society, and drugs, especially to today's youth, just add to the attractiveness of it all. In the last two or three years, drugs, especially heroin, have risen in use dramatically....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Drug Usage In Today's Youth

- Drug Usage In Today's Youth Today's teenagers cry out incessantly for their personal freedom but have thrown their responsibilities as well as their right to these personal freedoms out the window with their increasing turn towards drugs. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 1997, nearly fifty percent of high school seniors have used marijuana. i This is a shocking statistic. However, it not as shocking as the fact that this percentage has been on a steady increase since 1992 and has shown no sign of leveling out any time soon....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Alone Without a Home: Homeless and Runaway Youth

- Alone Without a Home: Homeless Runaway Youths Across the country, there are children who leave home to avoid the dangers of home only to face the dangers of living on the streets. For some the urge to leave is short lived and they return home. For others it can be a lifetime of struggle as the situation they once thought was a good solution suddenly becomes a never ending nightmare as they fight to survive and face the harsh reality that they have no place to turn to. Homeless runaway youth are on the rise in the US and is a serious issue....   [tags: Societal Issues Homelessness]

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A Special Education Aid At Youth Day Center

- I had the opportunity to interview Charles Desidero, a Special Education Aid from Youth Day Center Reflections/Breaking Cycle located in San Marcos, California. Charles Desidero will be graduating from Palomar College with his Associates of Arts at the end of this upcoming semester, Spring 2017. Mr. Desidero has been with the Youth Day Center for 3 years, and he is planning on staying there until he reaches his goal in becoming a police officer. Charles Desidero discovered Youth Day Center Reflections/Breaking Cycle online at edjoin.com after he graduated from Fallbrook High School....   [tags: High school, High school diploma, Graduation]

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The Portrayal of Youth in the Media

- The Portrayal of Youth in the Media Introduction I am going to write a peace of coursework on how young children and the media portrays young adults. I will see how different media pieces give their views on how the youth of today and how they portray them as thugs and disturbers of the peace or as obliging but misunderstood people. Development I am going to study the two pieces of media. The first one I will analyse is an article by BBC news Online: UK which was realest on Wednesday 20th of March 2002, the other piece is an article from Edinburgh evening news....   [tags: Papers]

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Drug Experimentation Is A Widespread Problem Among The Youth Of Today

- As adolescents venture into their teenage years, the temptation of trying new things is ever present. Often, this is the time that young people become risk-takers, and because of this thrill-seeking nature, many turn to experimentation with drugs, for which young people have been warned of since they have been able to speak. The risk of trying new things, and rebelling against what they have been told taunts them, right along with their peers who are using. Drug experimentation is a widespread problem among the youth of today; it is imperative that students be given the competence, social resistance qualities, and drug refusal skills to avoid partaking in the usage of these harmful substanc...   [tags: Drug addiction, Adolescence, Illegal drug trade]

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The Effects Of Drugs And Alcohol On The Regulations Of Night Life

- General context. The research would aim to understand the effects of drugs and alcohol in the regulations of night life in youth. This area is an important and highly researched aspect of entertainment and leisure since it is part of the culture of the United Kingdom. It warrants studying because an understanding needs to be formed on why it is difficult to regulate the disorder which may occur in nightlife, the effects it has on the local surroundings and those individual involved in ensuring order....   [tags: Scientific method, Research, Inductive reasoning]

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Rap Music And Its Impact On Today 's Youth

- All music is very powerful. It can change the way you think, the way you act, or even who you are as a whole. Throughout modern time, different genres were popular among adolescents. For example, disco music in the 1970’s, or grunge music in the 1990’s. However, no matter the difference in people, music brings one another together; for better or for worse. As trends move forward, people tend to follow their favourite and most popular artists, thus leaving these music stars a heavy bearing as a role model towards teenagers of each generation....   [tags: Hip hop music, Tupac Shakur, Rapping]

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Native American Youth Gangs: A Culture Divided

- When a person thinks of a “gang,” Native Americans are often not the first group of people that come to mind. Throughout the past 20 years however, Native American gangs have begun to draw attention to themselves. Though they often contrast their urban counterparts, Native gangs are a difficult force to be addressed by tribal leaders and authorities, as well as parents, and educators. Understanding such gangs is a difficult concept, using Native history and culture; this essay will provide insight into the emergence of Native gangs, as well as some prevention strategies taken on by the tribal communities....   [tags: Teenagers, Exclusion, Frustration]

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War on Drugs Speech

- WAR ON DRUGS SPEECH The following speech is to be presented to the youth of America currently enrolled as High School Students. The topic of the War on Drugs directly coincides with the War on Terrorism. In order to stop terrorism, the funding through drugs must be stopped. The presenter will be using first person speech to make for a more personable presentation. On September 11th the United States became the victim of terrorism on our own shores. Many of you here are very aware of the Al Queda by now, and the name of Osama bin Laden has become a household term....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Problem Regarding Today 's Youth And Marijuana Use

- Introduction The purpose of this paper is to provide framework for two different policy alternatives to the current problem regarding today’s youth and marijuana use, one possible solutions address children’s access to marijuana, while the other looks to education outreach programs in order to change children’s desire to use marijuana. By briefly detailing each alternative, projecting anticipated outcomes of both alternatives, listing activities to facility each policy alternatives, and providing educated budget assumptions to carry out either measure, a more feasible solution can be reached....   [tags: Cannabis, Hashish]

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Why Minority Youth May Join Gangs

- 1. (A) Discuss some of the reasons why minority youth may join gangs. (B) What are some of the reasons for female juveniles, in particular, to join gangs. (C) Lastly, provide some examples of how juvenile gangs have loyalties along racial lines. Research from Hanser and Gomila (2015) revealed that most minority groups “live in lower-class neighborhoods in large urban centers where the greatest concentration of law enforcement officers exists” (p. 340). Racial disparity and discrimination are common among juveniles who are born in the United States from immigrant parents, particularly those residing in lower-class neighborhoods where crime is prevalent....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Criminology, United States]

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