Fear for ones safety, for ones loved ones and for ones nation can make any individual act. With this, it is no surprise that politicians use fear as a political strategy for their own purposes. Barrack Obama once stated “We have been operating under a politics of fear: fear of terrorists, fear of immigrants, fear of people of different religious beliefs, fears of gays that they might get married and that somehow that would affect us," (“Begley”). Fear has been used in politics to manipulate the people’s views and ideas. The government is meant to protect its citizens, so naturally if that government were to scare citizens and offer a solution to that fear, they would be more likely to supports its efforts.
Due to this problem, Scarman Report suggested to reform ‘recruitment and training’ because of racism in young police officers. Bowling and phillips (2002: 128-9) mentioned that in the 1970s and 1980s police officers widely practiced using ‘oppressive policing techniques’ in the ethnic minority’s communities, such as ‘ mass stop and search operation, the use of riot squads using semi-military equipment, excessive surveillance, unnecessary armed raid, and police use of racially abusive language.’ For example, Willis (1983) mentioned that black males, adult and young, double to be stopped rather than white. Not only for black people, but also West Indians tripled and Asian five times higher on foot. Smith (1983) also mentioned that, many West Indians have experienced to be stopped ‘for almost any reason and very often for no reason
Those who commit injustice will ultimately suffer more than those who defy justice will. It takes a strong willed person to stand up for what is right. One may be looked at differently, but it is well worth it to make the point clear. Gandhi, Thoreau, and Martin Luther King Jr. all preach their knowledge of the world through speeches and scriptures that educated readers about the importance of self-reliance and self-independence. When one supports injustice, it is threatening to the quality of life they choose to live.
Acts of armed robbery that end in violence or homicide tend to render the public outraged and give their voice a stronger demand for justice to be done. If we choose to take the stance that our criminal justice system is mean to only keep society safe and that justice is carried out then we need to recognize that the laws we have in place currently are set in place to do so. In theory we could see how enforcing a harsher sentence to those who choose to commit violent acts or armed robbery would work as a deterrent to prevent criminals from committing the act as often as they do
Individuals have also made good arguments about the negative outcome that racial profiling might bring to our society. Obviously it has led the dominant race to have superiority to the minorities – racial discrimination. James Zogby, the president of the Arab-American Institute have made a point that he have seen a lot of dark skinned people being searched and treated with humiliation, which is really wrong – Racial Relations. David Harris, a writer and Professor at Toledo College, have already written a couple of books about racial profiling. He states that law enforcers think that they would be more accurate in targeting a suspicious group, but in reality, what happens is the total opposite wherein officials have inaccurate results in targeting the suspect—Race Relations.
• Social Control theories attribute crime and delinquency to family structures, education, peer groups etc. • Theorists share a conviction that deviant behavior is expected. • “Why people obey rules” main thing trying to be proven • Critical component of all social control theories is their attempt to explain factors keeping people from committing crimes. Social Heritage • Cynicism of the United States because of Watergate • Conservatism enhanced popularity of control theories, theories themselves not inheritantly conservative. Intellectual Heritage • Connection with strain theories.
The belief of stereotypes played into the lynchings a significant amount. The general fear of blacks rebelling was based on the stereotype that blacks commit more crimes than whites. As a result, whites lynched blacks as a sign of superiority and as a way of minimizing
Maybe there is a better way to punish those accused of wrong doings. On the other hand, when he expresses the valuable use of terror pertaining to a country's most urgent needs, it makes more sense. I am a strong believer in doing things for the good of the majority. People who indulge in activities that only benefit themselves and possibly harm others should be dealt with. And with the context of his writings being much different than the lifestyle I am accustomed to, I begin to understand his principles.
If, as the article implies, humans are subject to similar chemical influences, there may answers to common questions like, “why am I attracted to … . ?,” or “what is it about ….. I just don’t like?” The idea that we all may react to chemical signals to mate or fight without thinking, raises some social concerns. It opens the door for a myriad of inappropriate physiological responses. It may be a hard sell to a future human resources director that I was, “unconsciously reacting to a coworker’s chemistry.” The idea of a direct link to the brain also raises important theological concerns.