Youth crime is increasingly becoming a problem in the United States (NCWD 3). This problem cuts across all genders and racial/ethnic groups. Factors increasing the chances of young people committing crime include; family conflict, availability of drugs, substance abuse, peer pressure, parental criminality, lack of supervision, low social status, poor educational attainment, community disorganization, and lack of social commitment. Reports indicate that up to 2 million juveniles commit a crime annually. These young offenders are arrested and charged for their offences, and more than 33,000 juveniles were incarcerated in 2017 (Schlesinger 60). The judicial system intends to maintain order by punishing and rehabilitating young offenders. However, studies show that youth who come into contact with the justice system experience adverse outcomes, including disengagement from school, school disciplinary problems and academic failure (Fan 2). Therefore, there are calls to prevent teenagers from getting involved with the police and judicial system using initiatives like youth diversion programs. Youth diversion programs protect teenagers from the adverse effects of judicial system involvement. They affect the crime rate by reducing recidivism or the chances of a teenager involved in the judicial system to reoffend.
In preparation for the hurricane season, Barney, who owns beachfront property in Florida, enters into a contract with XYZ Contractors to have a wall built to prevent waves from reaching his house. The contract requires that the wall be finished by June 1, which is the start of the hurricane season. The contract has a clause that states “time is of the essence.” During the last week of May, the wall is still 30% incomplete. Even if XYZ Contractors worked around the clock, it would miss the June 1 deadline—a fact that XYZ acknowledges. Barney terminates the contract and hires another contractor to finish the wall.
In your human services profession, you are assigned to a location with a culture very different from your own, The orthodox Jewish community. In this location, you know you are an outsider. In your paper, address the following:
Briefly provide an introduction about the culture in which you are feeling uncomfortable
Share how you plan to assess the profile of the culture and the value of knowing the profile.
Examine yourself for explicit and implicit biases and associated strategies to minimize the biases.
Tolkien Transport is currently based in Leeds but has plans to expand its operations by setting up another depot in the south of England. The management team has identified four possible locations for the depot and these are listed in the decision matrix below. As a first step they have decided to use a multi-criteria analysis (MCA) to rank the options. After much discussion, the team have decided on three key criteria (Cost, Accessibility and Environmental Impact) against which to judge the options and have agreed on the ratings shown in the matrix, below (running from 4 for the best to 1 for worst under each criterion). The criteria have been weighted as follows: Cost (0.45), Accessibility (0.35) and Environmental Impact (0.2).
This essay is based on your reading of Goat Days by Benyamin. And the article on the migration of workers from Kerala to the countries of the Persian Gulf.
How does the academic treatment of labor migration compare to its fictional treatment in the novel? Does the novel reveal aspects of the experience that academic research does not? And conversely does academic research reveal aspects of the phenomenon that fiction does not? Which is more important for understanding the phenomenon of labor migration: the macro level analysis of the social sciences or micro account of subjective experience that novels portray?
You are a manager, and you need to express dissatisfaction with one of the people in your team. Explain why the person’s work is not good enough in detail and give examples. You should also explain what the person needs to do to improve their ‘performance’ / behavior.
Are the US and China heading towards another Cold War? Or not? Will these two nations remain interdependent, or not? What is your informed opinion? how can we best stabilize the world? With a single hegemonic (dominant) superpower? With multilateral institutions (EU, UN, WTO, etc.)? Or with a “balance of power” between superpowers like we had in the Cold War — between the US and Soviet Union (1947-1991)?
In the mid-1990s, John DiIulio (and others) predicted that a frightening wave of violent “super-predator” youth would terrorize America starting around 2010. Why did DiIulio eventually back away from his prediction?