The cost of crime: How it affects citizens
By: Elizabeth M Young
Rarely, if ever are the costs of a criminal act added up and reported in full. Sometimes the costs take decades for a complete tally. At other times, the costs are relatable, but not calculable. But invariably, the costs of the simplest purse snatching add...
By: Cody Hodge
You might be wondering what the difference between urban and suburban are. I think it is one of those things that you know it when you see it, but what exactly is the real difference between urban living and suburban living? There are some subtle...
The impact of religion on human behavior
By: Jeremy Ford
Religion has shaped our entire social system and had a major influence on civilization and the values that define it. Religion has shaped our political systems, our justice systems and practices, our architecture and music, and our minds. It is difficult to say when religion...
Can charity be codependent?
By: Jordan Green
Government assistance has become an impersonal disaster. Distributing handouts without caution or care, Washington is discouraging self-sufficiency and wasting resources. At the same time, we're failing to provide the poor a way out and helping dig a deeper hole. Successful charity depends on careful...
The distinction between urban and rural defined
By: Elizabeth M Young
At a very basic level, the difference between urban and rural areas is about population density. Population density per square mile is vastly different between those urban areas that can be defined as cities, and those rural areas that can be defined as unincorporated areas...
By: Elizabeth M Young
In the original sense, urbanization referred to the mass migration of people from the farming regions and rural estates to the industrial centers and commercial centers. The industrial revolution led people to new opportunities in life, and away from farming or servitude. The jobs that...
What is a criminal?
By: Bonnie Meridieth
Should we be legally responsible for every word that comes out of our mouths? "I'm going to beat that kid!", "Something bad is going to happen to that woman, wait and see", "One of these days, somebody's going to make him sorry", "She's making...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The first cities formed when places along the most travelled pathways, trade routes or migration routes had the most desirable features: water supply, defensibility, and access. As civilizations developed, the most powerful leaders were able to accrue the resources and labor required to build more...
Natural disasters and their implications for social change
By: Elizabeth M Young
The magnitude of natural disasters determine the magnitude of the fluctuations in social stasis. In a well developed and relatively wealthy country, well developed disaster response and relief can turn major disasters into relatively minor disruptions in physical loss, leadership capability, and social order. A...
By: Elizabeth M Young
There is always a difficulty in dealing with the topic of criminal rehabilitation as a unified topic, because there are just too many causes of criminal behavior. There are far too many areas of human frailty that must be dealt with in our prison population...

 

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