According to dictionary.com, deviance is one that differs from a norm, especially a person who behavior and attitudes differ from accepted social standards. Inequality however simply means the condition of being unequal, lack of equality or disparity. Through out this paper, I will be discussing a topic dealing with race, class and gender inequality. Many things have been happening in our society, and I believe deviance and inequality is the reason for most of these situations. This paper will shed some light into our daily problems and how they can be solve with more clarity. One of the topics dealing with race inequality in our society would have to be police brutality to minorities. Police are known to use excessive force towards minorities, which leads to endless bloodshed, bruises, and bullet wounds and in most cases death. It would seem that the police have some kind of inequality to minorities. In the case of Mike Brown, he was shot down simply because he looked the way he did. This is a great example of race inequality because he was treated different due to the color of his skin. It would seem many police officers released they have the power to not only arrest but also use deadly force in certain situations. Now one can clearly say many officers of the law abused these powers and aren’t afraid of the end results. A perfect example would be the case of Scott Olsen; a 24-year-old male was shot in the head with a tear gas canister due to being a part of a peaceful protest in California. Scott was hospitalized for more than month due to having a fractured skull. After bringing awareness of this police brutality to the state, no officer was punished or even suspended for this action. However, Scott Olsen was just one over five thousand cases of police misconduct. Police brutality has been increasing exponentially though out the years. More than three hundred cases of police brutality to minorities have been linked since the beginning of 2015. It seems being African American is not safe enough around the police anymore. It would seem this police shoot and eliminate African Americans faster than any other ethnic group. It is more than obvious that these race and class are divided widely through out America. Another form of inequality in our current society can be found in the group of gender. In most…
November 25, 2014
America’s Social Unrest Against Police Brutality
“There is a movement that believes that the federal government has dangerously overstepped its authority, and within that movement are groups that believe they need to be ready to fight back against any perceived overreach” (Nakashima, Washington Post) Ellen Nakashima wrote an article in the Washington Post titled “FBI reports 27 cops were killed last year. But how many civilians were killed…
American men and two police officers both of white ethnicity. The first event took place on July 17th 2014 in Staten Island, New York and involved the death of a man named Eric Garner. The second event, which received somewhat more focus and attention across the country, took place in Ferguson, Missouri and involved the death of an 18-year-old named Michael Brown. Both cases were brought in front of a grand jury and settled rather quickly, offering no indictments of the police officers involved. These…
studied more objectively than the visible mind.
● Cognitive perception, learning, memory, reasoning. studies how people deal with
their environment, learn and remember things, make decisions, and examines how
values and beliefs play a role in our lives.
Sociology studies the social behaviour and how people interact, how it shapes our world.
● gender roles
● crime rates
● peer pressure.
Questions sociologists may ask include:
● Is our education system successful…
the watchdog or gate keeper over police behavior. Social psychologist Kurt Lewin coined the term gatekeeper, in 1945 to signify those who make decisions concerning the flow of news and information. These gatekeepers collect the news and select information to present to the public (Fielder 32). Some newspaper and TV reporters are careful to maintain independence from the police and are ready and willing to expose corruption, incompetence, or brutality. The police often make sure to distinguish between…
communist grip on Hungary tightened. The secret police, known as the AVO, was formed. The AVO terrorized the Hungarian countryside, planting informants in every village and town. Personal files were composed on nearly every citizen and political executions were commonplace. Betrayal could be expected from even one’s closest friends and neighbors. Citizens quickly learned to trust no one. By 1953, over 650,000 people had been arrested by Rákosi’s police; more than 200,000 deported to labor and death…
children separate from adults came the push for better treatment of juveniles.
Social agencies sought to reform the care and treatment of offenders in training schools and detention facilities. In the early 1930s, Howard E. Jensen, Professor of Sociology at Missouri University, gave a radio address on the need of better care for the young offender in Missouri. In this address, Jensen described the horrifying conditions of three training schools for children: Boonville, Chillicothe, and Tipton.20…
In Pennsylvania the referral process for accessing community services and shelters, are standard across the board. Most shelters have a 24 hour crisis hotline, most except walk-ins, or in some cases women are taken to the shelter via the police or other first responders.
The Women’s Center and Shelter, provides much of the same services, along with services through their Empowerment Center Support Groups which targets certain populations of women who are housed in the shelter. They provide…