Outline The Role Of Risk In Contemporary Society A

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Compare and contrast two explanations of social disorder in contemporary UK society. Social disorder refers to the way in which individuals or groups behave in daily activities, it involves the sense of how individuals all fit together in shared spaces, how they are influenced by externals enforcements, how mediations are effecting those groups or individuals. Social Scientists normally use explanations to study the issues of social disorder, which helps them to collect information and to explain why a person or a group has disorderly behaviour. Comparing the two explanations of social disorder which is mentioned as researches by the sociologist Stanley Cohen and the cultural studies scholar Stuart Hall (Cohen, cited in Kelly and Toynbee, 2009, p370), it is possible to have an idea why people behave aggressively, and what are the implications for this behaviour. Stanley Cohen termed moral panic as a process, pointing to groups of people which are seen as threaten to the society, the version of this view stresses for breakdown of family life, threatening aggression, alcohol and drug abuse, lack of respect for others and so on, also amplified by the media and politicians, leading for stronger laws and radical changes in the contemporary society. All of those situations are pointed by Cohen as irrational as it is out of the real proportion of the actual behaviour, which is reinforced by the way in which those groups are presented by media, this presentation causes fear, labelling people as folk-devil give a sense of distinct evil rather then a normal people which does things to live as everyone does. Also there are other factors that can be considered to explain disorderly behaviour such as low intelligence, some people are inherent violent and anti-social, susceptibility or weakness, inequality. Those natural implications can be a grateful factor for how people

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