It was the fact that the homeless addicts weren’t just sitting around getting high and injecting heroin, but were actually trying to go out and get jobs and homes once again. Most think that these people chose this way of life and that all they care about is their drugs. “Righteous Dopefiend” enlightens us, showing how many of these people became homeless because they were forced onto the streets because they didn’t have the education to get a good job, which to me is very disheartening. This ethnography showed me how protected and sheltered we are from some the things going on in, not just the United States, but around the world. Before reading this book, I believed ethnographies such as these to not be too important.
Essay: Comparison/Contrast essay: two views on homelessness Instructor: Beasley DIRECTIONS: Write an essay that addresses the following writing topic: WRITING TOPIC—Describe Kozol’s type of the homeless. Describe Bliss’s? Are these authors’ views of the homeless primarily similar, different, or both? Furthermore, which type of homeless person do you think is more problematic to society-- Kozol’s or Bliss’s? Why do you think so, and what theoretical solutions would you propose to make measurable progress in solving the homeless problem?
The distribution and use of drugs has led to an increase in arrest and conviction of individuals under economic strain. For instance, individuals that live in deteriorated communities that can not excess adequate education and health care are at higher risk of substance abuse than any other community and will be the majority of the prison system. It is suggested that there is four models that help explain the path way to criminality of a person and they focus on the ending result after the use of illegal substances. The four models are called intoxication, addiction, systemic, and legal (WSSAC, 2009). The intoxication model suggests that individuals will not use rational thought while intoxicated which leads to the addiction model which states that crimes are committed so the addict can support the habit (WSSAC,2009) The systemic model states that crime occurs when the participant of the drug trade sales the drug.
Subtle discrimination is particularly difficult to measure in housing market transactions; nonetheless, landlords may use subtle discrimination to discourage minority clients from pursuing housing options. Traditional response/non-response measures in e-mail audit studies ignore subtle discrimination, and likely underestimate discrimination by mistaking treatment that appears equal for treatment that is different. What’s in the literature? What do we already know? The previous studies answer the question does discrimination occur in the housing market with an emphatic “yes.” Ondrich, Stricker, and Yinger(1998) propose three main types of behaviors agents can use to discriminate against minority clientele: information given about which units are available, facilitating the sale of a unit, and the geographic location of housing units shown or recommended.
Kathryn Calimag SFSU 19 June 2015 DSP Essay In the article, “Homelessness Kills,” by Jan Gurley, Gurley writes that there is a common stigma with homelessness and homeless people as a whole, which is that homelessness is inevitable and fixed problem in society, she argues that homelessness is more than just a unavoidable problem in society. Instead both Gurley and the National Coalition for the Homeless argue that homelessness can fall into many different categories and is not just a consequence of peoples’ life style choices (drug addicts). As a society in America we need to change the stigma of homelessness and find a way so most if not all find a place for shelter at least every night. In the US, every time a homeless person was
I learned that there is a shocking number of children that are homeless and do not have an income or even food as a guarantee and this is right here in America. I consider this information reliable but not to the extent of my first because there are some strong opinions on this topic which makes it harder for this one topic to be seen as 100% reliable on a factual standpoint. I believe the goal of this source is to inform its reader of the more unusual facts about homelessness and show the true statistics and make people realize it isn’t as uncommon as people may think it is. I chose this source because it covers my must know which stated that homelessness is not subject to just adults but rather children and quite a few of them for that
Second, the author addresses the prohibitionist argument that illegal drugs cause harm to people around the user as well. Huemer agrees that drugs have the potential to ruin a user’s life whether it be laziness, poor communication with others, or not taking pride in one’s work. He states that drug use only has a chance of causing one to behave in these ways. There are people all over the world that voluntarily behave in these ways without the use of drugs. Should these people be arrested for being losers?
The most extreme example of this is the “bystander effect,” where individuals fail to help in an emergency situation. There is a tendency to think that if we look the other way when someone addresses us on the street, we won’t feel nearly so bad about not giving away our food or money. Or to portray homeless victims negatively, if I give them money they might use it to buy drugs or if I try and help them they might take advantage of me, relativism; a theory that knowledge is relative to the limited nature of the mind and the conditions of knowing. I believe that unless one has experienced this personally or know someone who has gone through the situation then they will not be able to relate or want to help or stop the cause. Society view homeless people as despised or disdained, labeled as lazy and insignificant.
The term drug has a very broad definition but for the purpose of understanding the social problems drugs evoke it will be referred to as any substance that can affect a person physically, or psychologically, has the potential to be misused and can be harmful to the user or society. This definition covers both legal drugs such as alcohol and tobacco and illegal drugs such as marijuana and cocaine. Alcohol abuse in particular is a very serious social problem for which its severity is often overlooked when compared or categorized with illegal and/or more addicting drugs such as marijuana and cocaine. However the prevalence of alcohol use is apparent throughout the United States with average adults consuming nearly 22 gallons of beer, 2 gallons of wine and 1.5 gallons of liquor a year. According to the National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiological survey, 7.5 percent of adult Americans suffer from alcoholism or alcohol dependence.
It may be there fault that there homeless but in this world we help the people that are unfortunate. In this world today, a person who is homeless may face violations of the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to education, the right to liberty and security of the person, the right to privacy, the right to social security, the right to freedom from discrimination, the right to vote, and many more. Another main problem that homeless people deal with is medical care, with poor medical care there is a better chance they can contain unknown disease that is not fightable. The society that we live in today has been known to disease that can not be cured. In order to reduce this problem we can give the homeless and the unfortunate a sanitary place to stay.