Many are claiming that crimes and deviant behavior are becoming more and more visible and aggressive. Criminal activities do not choose places, and campuses and homes are now one of the places that bear the…
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Researchers have found out a compelling reason—Internet crimes exist because those who take part in it think that ‘everybody’ is doing it, hence there is nothing wrong or illegal about it. This essay analyzes these two news stories within the context of three major sociological perspectives—conflict theory, labeling theory, and structural-functionalism. It is the contention of this paper that crimes and deviant behavior become increasingly prevalent because of societal attitude toward it and absence of control policies.
Richard Perez-Pena of The New York Times wrote an article about the current status of alcohol and drug use in campuses. His article entitled College Focus on Alcohol and Drugs as Serious Crime Dips. The main message of the author is that colleges have stepped up in their efforts against substance abuse even though the prevalence of major crimes on campuses has declined. Current figures revealed a significant total drop in major crimes on campuses, yet experts warned that although there had been considerable decline, the numbers must not be considered superficially. A great deal of the drop, according to them, arose from newly developed rules from the Education Department concerning the process of identifying the most widespread of the major crimes, that is, theft. The truth is, according to statistics, the prevalence of drug abuse and bullying has not significantly changed since the 1990s.
The author reports in his article that the prevalence of major crimes on campuses has been continuously decreasing. Rigid control policies on campuses are already in place, which, according to the article, are the main reason for the decline in the rate of serious crimes on campuses. However, the problem lies with the assessment of the data; there should be a thorough analysis of the current figures in order to reveal the
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No matter how minute the case may be, the effects of these actions should not be overlooked. In relation to these cases, sociologists devised the field of criminology in an attempt to explain the actions behind certain activities in the society. It is also important to note that the society is full of deviant behaviours ranging from alcoholism to vandalism.
As a person, I have come to realize that deviance, crime and social control are interrelated and are actually ascribed to, depending on where a person finds him or her self at a given time. This is because each part of the world has its own values and as such norms.
This makes Marxism and functionalism approaches to deviance the chosen models in this study. Marxism and functionalism also feature in the explanation of deviance, as they are always seen to be diametrical opposed to each other. Marxism sees crime and deviance in light of its general critique of capitalism, while functionalists are emphatic on the positive roles that criminality may bring upon a social system.
The effect of these programs has affected not only the public, but the American Bar Association and the Supreme Court attest television has changed the general view of the legal system. For this reason, intellect has studied the effect of the program like Crime Scene Investigation (C.S.I).
This can come about in different ways. For instance, they can manipulate the perception of the public and descriptions of what sets up crime and deviance, and deviants or non-deviants. Additionally, they can influence the crime level in a society by intensifying it, thus fastening it.
Nonetheless, there are only few weak indications of the viability of the strategies employed by these governmental institutions in solving the predicaments of the people. As such, these issues are considered problems up to now for they continuously affect the
The research significantly contributes to the development of theories, policies as well as technical understanding of crucial issues in the field of criminology, the criminal justice system and the entire society. The understanding of