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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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Peer Influence On Youth Delinquency And Depression

- ... If parents are to loose on the parental responsibilities then the child will make loose decisions. If the parents are too tough on the child, then the child could retaliate and get into trouble. This cycle of parental control over the child and the behavior of the child can cause the child to start displaying depressive symptoms, because the young individual does not feel the support of their parents. The pressures of being in a parental environment that is over bearing or loose can lead to depression in youth....   [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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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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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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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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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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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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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

- ... A person can decide to try illegal drugs for various reasons. In the article, Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents by the National Institute on Drug Abuse it explains how children start to abuse drugs in the early ages of 12 or 13 which can indicate that it could have started at an earlier age (National Institute on Drug Abuse.) The most common drug of choice for a young person to abuse are tobacco, alcohol, inhalants, marijuana, prescription drugs such as anti-anxiety medicines and/or sleeping pills....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Heroin, Substance abuse]

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Drugs Should Not Be Legalized

- ... Brain damage impacts attention, memory, and certain nerves in the body that control movement. This is much harder to recover from, if ever recovered, leaving the brain permanently damaged. Drugs can also go as far as causing birth defects, from pregnant women taking these drugs during pregnancy. Illicit drugs like, marijuana and cocaine, while taken during pregnancy cause the baby to be born prematurely or even cause the baby to have withdrawal symptoms. Since the baby has been exposed of this drug the whole time, it becomes dependent on it and causes the baby to go through withdrawal when its born....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug, Heroin]

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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rap Music And Its Impact On Today 's Youth

- ... This was an attack on his integrity as well as his reputation. Throughout the later years of his career, Tupac continued to portray his gangster persona through both his songs and his actions. He became the epitome of a “bad boy” and demolished his activist lifestyle. Sadly, Tupac died in 1996. However, he is still a popular artist that many people continue to listen to today. Unfortunately, adolescents only see Tupac Shakur’s “gangsta” persona and that lifestyle is what is taken away with them, as all of his activism towards police profiling goes unnoticed....   [tags: Hip hop music, Tupac Shakur, Rapping]

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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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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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The Homeless Youth

- ... Homeless youth are less like to commit crimes against persons or property. Crimes associated with the homeless youth population are non-violent and non-destructive crimes. Homeless youth are more likely to self-medicate in or to deal with the overwhelming amount of stress and anxiety they experience on a daily basis. Many of the homeless youth don’t report crimes committed against them. Many core services agencies serving youth and young adults in the Washington DC area have develop programs and projects to address and battle youth homelessness....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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Effects Of Youth Crime

- Effects of Youth Crime A kid walks down the crowded hallway at school. He is late to his class so he is going as fast as he can. In his hurry, he accidentally bumps into another kid. The other kid backs off and starts yelling at the first one. He asks why he bumped into him, and was he trying to start something. The first kid hastily apologizes as he turns and starts to race down the hall toward his third period class. The second kid takes this the wrong way and pulls out a handgun, the crowd around him quickly disperses as they see the gun....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gangs and Youth Violence

- Recently, an increasing number of North American youth are committing violent crimes. Although the consequences of these violent crimes are easily apparent, the causes behind them are often abstract and obscure, making it difficult to pin blame on a single source. Moreover, this deviant behavior among young people can be attributed to a combination of several generalized factors. Leading contributing factors of youth violence include the media, the influence of family life, widespread abuse of drugs and alcohol, the ease of access to weapons and a lack of strong punishment that exists for juvenile offenders....   [tags: Gang Essays]

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Illegal Drugs

- Illegal Drugs The product is illegal drugs. The people who deal these drugs are criminals. That's what makes the drug business different then any other. *Alcohol is a drug, yet adults are allowed to use alcohol products. *Nicotine is a drug, yet adults are allowed to use many different forms of tobacco products, all which have tobacco in them. *The drug Caffeine can be found in many everyday items, like soda candy bars. Think of how many cops we would need if caffeine products were illegal....   [tags: essays research papers]

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drugs report

- My partner and I both currently attend courses on the sociology of drugs and youth and it was from these classes where we derived our question for this project. As these subjects were a shared interest we decided to focus our question on the drug habits of Stirling University students as we would have no access problems to a sample. Once our topic was decided apon the specific question ‘Have the drug habits of Stirling University third year students changed since coming to university’. Even though the report had to be done in pairs this did not necessarily make the task any easier....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Teens' Top Reasons for Taking Drugs

- The relationship between teens and drugs has been around for decades; however, this is not what you would call positive. Substance abusing (which is using drugs or alcohol in ways than can cause physical harm) is often associated with crime. But why do youths take drugs. Youth take drugs for the following reasons: social disorganization, peer pressure, family factors, emotional, or rational choice. Social disorganization deals with drug abuse to poverty and disorganized urban environment. Drug use by youth minority group members has been tied to factors such as racial prejudice, low-esteem, social status, and stress produced from environment....   [tags: Law Case Studies]

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America's War on Drugs: Policy and Problems

- America's War on Drugs: Policy and Problems In this paper I will evaluate America's War on Drugs. More specifically, I will outline our nation's general drug history and look critically at how Congress has influenced our current ineffective drug policy. Through this analysis I hope to show that drug prohibition policies in the United States, for the most part, have failed. Additionally, I will highlight and evaluate the influences acting on individual legislators' decisions to continue support for these ineffective policies as a more general demonstration of Congress' role in the formation of our nation's drug policy strategy....   [tags: America Drug War Politics Narcotics Essays]

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date rape drugs

- "Date Rape Drugs" Alcohol has been the "date rape drug" of choice for years. Now there are some "new" drugs on the market, which are being used for date rape. These drugs are Rohypnol, and GHB, or gamma hydroxybutyrate. They're used to "spike" unsuspecting victim's drinks. This can be easily done because these drugs have no odor, color or taste when put into a drink. These drugs are being increasingly used by youth – in many cases as a date rape drug because of its ability to affect willpower....   [tags: essays research papers]

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I Support the Decriminalization of All Drugs

- When societies finally become comfortable with reality, they begin to abandon the murderous laws that impede their growth. Currently, the social stigma and legislated morality regarding the use of illicit drugs yield perhaps the most destructive effects on American society. Drug laws have led to a removal of non-violent citizens from society- either directly by incarceration or indirectly by death - that is genocidal in quantity and essence. I base my support of the decriminalization of all drugs on a principle of human rights, but the horror and frustration with which I voice this support is based on practicality....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Effects of the War on Drugs

- Pro-legalization of Drugs Most Americans regard illegal drugs as one of the nations’ most serious problems, but two generations after the “war on drugs” began, disagreement remains on what should be done. Today’s society is suffering rapid decay due to the never ending war against drugs. Effects of this war like murder, corruption and many other undesirable things are developing and burning through this country’s core while the powers that be debate whether or not drugs should be legalized. Legalization is an option that should be heavily considered....   [tags: Pro-Legalization]

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Positive Effects of Sports on At Risk Youth

- Positive Effects of Sports on At Risk Youth Sports provide many opportunities for our youth today. In fact the British used sports in educational institutions to develop socialization, social control, and character on their youth (Sage 1986). Sports also provides an obvious form of entertainment in many societies as well. Many role models, heroes, and idols can originate from sports. It also provides a mean of recreation for youth to participate in and spend some free time on something constructive....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effect Of Drugs On Society

- ... This really ups the crime and violence rates in most cities and states. TheYouth Risk Behavioral Center are showing and helping spread these studies threw are young generations, but they’re afraid they haven’t spread quick enough. If you’re like most parents or guardians, I don’t believe I want my future children or anybody to be addicted to some kind of street drug. You’re addictions can effect everybody you know and love, and it can affect them worse than they do you. They make treatment centers and therapy for drug and alcohol abusers, and they’re in most cities near you to help....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Heroin, Morphine]

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The Affects of Peer Pressure and Drugs

- The Affects Of Peer Pressure & Drugs Analysis Peer Pressure is undeniably avoidable in adolescent development. There are many types of peer pressure. These types include: Individual, direct, and indirect. What are these. Individual peer pressure can be explained as self pressure. In other words, it is pressure that comes from one’s own self. Being and feeling different from a group of friends or a certain clique can cause hardship, stress, and insecurity. What does this look like....   [tags: behavioral science, substance abuse]

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Methamphetamine : The Deadliest Drugs On The Market

- ... But the greatest usage of these new versions and methamphetamine in general are in the South-west and West. But that wasn’t the only places methamphetamine was used. Extreme spikes begin in the Midwest. 1996 was the year when Congress passes an act called Comprehensive Meth Control Act. This act regulates mail orders ad certain companies are regulated. During the 200’s, much of the North-West and West is impacted greatly by this drug. Meth is known as the favored hard drug, ranking higher than crack, cocaine and meth....   [tags: Methamphetamine, Amphetamine, Heroin, MDMA]

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Prescription Drugs Through The Media

- ... Three billion of that was spent advertising prescription drugs to consumers. The money spent on advertising could be put to a greater use. Direct to consumer (DTC) drug advertising has led to an increase of people seeking medical attention. In 2013 a study by a physician reported that twenty nine million people went to their doctor due to DTC drug advertising. More times the not the name brand medications are more expensive than the generic brand a doctor would prescribe. Richard Meyer of “World of Marketing” surveyed that 78% of doctors agree that due to prescription drug the price of health care has gone up....   [tags: Advertising, Pharmacology]

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The Drug Of Drugs And Control Behavior

- Case Study Tara Fisher Boersma, BSW Metropolitan State University of Denver MSW Advanced Standing Applicant Fall 2015 William is an adolescent, bi-racial male who lives primarily with his mother, a working, upper middle-class, Southeast Asian woman. William regularly sees his father, a working, upper middle-class, Caucasian man. His parents have differing values and beliefs regarding medical treatments and religion. William has been court ordered into a day treatment program for what appears to be Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), however this is not a confirmed diagnosis....   [tags: Psychiatry, Medicine, Family, Mental disorder]

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The Effects Of Alcohol And Tobacco On Drugs

- The term addiction can be interpreted in many ways, concering both illegal and legal substances. Not only can one become addicted to a substance, but also activities like gambling, shoplifting, and sex. Prior to considering addiction, one must first understand what constitutes a substance. Levinthal (2002) describes a drug as a chemical substance that changes the functioning of the body when ingested (4). Although illegal drugs may come to mind when hearing this definition, alcohol and tobacco fit under this criteria as well....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholism, Addiction]

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Contemporary Music and the Effects It Has on Youth

- Contemporary Music and the Effects It Has on Youth In a book written on Abraham Lincoln, the author states, "Who writes the Nation’s songs shapes the nation’s souls." (1) This statement is true. A quick look back at the music of the 1960's and 70's and the effects it had on society proves the statement. The question then arises, how does contemporary music effect modern society. More importantly how does it effect the most easily influenced group, the youth. There is no doubt that much of the popular music in 90’s culture has a negative message....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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