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    Social Conflict in America Today

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    1.What types of social conflict exist in American culture today?

    Are they productive conflicts, producing results for those who need help?
    Explain your answer.

    2.Check Point: Adolescent Offenders

    Locate a recent news article about an adolescent offender.
    Describe the development of the offender's behavior.

    Post a 200- to 300-word response to this question: If the behavioral pattern is not corrected, where might it lead as the adolescent reaches adulthood?

    I attached a DOC for better understanding.

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    Question #1 Social Conflict in American Culture Today
    Gay Marriages:
    More than half of all people in the United States oppose gay marriage, even though three fourths are otherwise supportive of gay rights. This means that many of the same people who are even passionately in favor of gay rights oppose gays on this one issue. There are a lot of misunderstandings about what homosexuality really is, as well as the invalid theory that gay people enjoy the same civil rights protections as everyone else. There are also a lot of stereotypes about gay relationships, and even a great deal of misunderstanding of what marriage itself is all about and what its purpose is.
    The values that such gay couples exhibit in their daily lives are often indistinguishable from those of their straight neighbors. They're loyal to their mates, are monogamous, and devoted partners. They value and participate in family life, are committed to making their neighborhoods and communities safer and better places to live, and honor and abide by the law. Many make valuable contributions to their communities, serving on school boards, volunteering in community charities, and trying to be good citizens. In doing so, they take full advantage of their relationship to make not only their own lives better, but those of their neighbors as well (Bidsrup, ...

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    This solution discusses what types of social conflicts exist in American Culture today and are these productive conflicts and do they produce results for those who need help? The second half of the solution discusses a recent news article related to an adolescent offender and describes the development of the offender's behavior.