Reena Virk Sociology

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Introduction Every year people are victims of horrific crimes. Some of these victims are innocent and naive such as Reena Virk. She was just a normal teenage living her day-to-day life, seeking acceptance within society. There are so many teens just like Reena who thrive to be accepted by their peers, and then get stabbed in the back as a result. In today’s society there are so many factors that need to be evaluated regarding the selfless and cold acts people take part in.
Victim Profile/Background Rene Virk was a fourteen-year-old teenager living in Saanich, which is a community located on Victoria Island, British Columbia. Kelly Ellard, and Warren Glowatski viscously beat and drowned her on the night of November 14, 1997. Virk was an
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People within the community were definitely victimized when Reena was murdered. People with children/teens who once thought their community was safe and innocent, are then worried sick if it is still okay to live there. They also start to worry about the school system and question its role in this incident, and many more factors. Another couple people who were secondarily victimized by this were the mother and father of Reena. The reason they are secondary victims of this killing is because they were the closest to their daughter. They also are the only ones who have never been able to move on from the loss of Reena. They will never be able to forget about the killing of their daughter but allow themselves to cope with it by reaching out to other schools, spreading the significance bullying has on …show more content…
The murder of Reena Virk has staged a platform for the fight against bullying. Virk’s parents have been able to reach out to people, and express their feelings towards the issue. Since the death of Reena there have been numerous schools that have launched anti-bullying and inclusion programs (Meissner, 2017). A huge support in the scheme of things is the B.C education minister named Rob Fleming. He has played a tremendous role in anti-bullying and inclusion programs within the B.C school system. Fleming said “it’s a day to celebrate tolerance and diversity and to rededicate ourselves in Reena’s memory to make sure no child is bullied in the way that she was” (Meissner, 2017,