Josh Halliday Newspaper

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Author: Josh Halliday Newspaper: The Guardian Word Count: 337 Author: Josh Halliday Newspaper: The Guardian Word Count: 337 Technology has certainly made our lifestyles easier and helpful as it includes keeping up to date with the community and the world. However, technology is not always an advantage when it comes to any relations to crime, which is explained in this article about the uses of Blackberry Messenger (BBM) to organise the London riots of 2011. It was found out that this particular social network site has been popular within the hours before the riot has started. Further investigation shows that many members who are responsible, has used BBM, to authorize more members to join in the event, implying that…show more content…
Given the facts, £3.5 million are spent on children with broken homes, it is seen that in those families, majority of the youngsters are grown up without a dad which Christina finds relations on explaining why summer riots of 2011 occurred. As mass numbers of the rioters was gang members, who were loyal to their groups and were led by the stronger figure, they were all seen as having something in common: no father figure for them to follow as they grew up. It is recognized that, what the explanation of the riots are more about the background of the family, the individuals came from and how it affected them to choose the unfortunate path which later on leads them behind bars. The article implies that children are in need of a father figure; otherwise they will end up being a criminal to society and join in events which harms the community like the…show more content…
The article is also based on an observation by journalist Harriet Sergeant, who spent 1 year discussing with gang members and found out that those who lack a male figure in the family whilst growing up had more conflicts and chaos at home meaning that most of them were misled and not warned about consequences of any actions. This again links to explaining why the summer riots has occurred: the fact the main members who were part of the chaos were the ones who lacked being led by a father figure, helping them to grow up “to do better”, being told what is acceptable in society and what to avoid doing. This is why they are less aware of the consequences and the effects of their actions, leading them to be part of events such as the riots of 2011, causing harm to the
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