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Survey research - College students' assessment of personal safety

Create a survey that consists of 15 to 20 questions (both closed and open ended) to assess the following: College students' assessment of personal safety both on and off campus You can use filter, contingency, and matrix questions if you would like. Describe how you would administer this questionnaire, why you chose

Workplace Isolation

Any input on this question would be greatly appreciated. What is meant by "workplace isolation"? Do you think this affects the mental health of workers? Why or why not?

Is D.A.R.E. effective?

Your task for this assignment is to design an experiment to test whether the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program is effective at reducing drug use (the program's stated goal). Your write-up must include: 1) A description of the DARE program and why it is an important object of study (2-3 paragraphs). Use govern

Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

1) Explain some of the ways of combating sexual harassment in the workplace. 2) Discuss the negative work outcomes resulting from sexual harassment. Minimum of 200 words in length. Support your claims with examples from no more then one or two scholarly resources, and properly cite any references with APA format.

Social Problems in Society: Poverty

Select a social problem to define, describe the scope and consequences of the problem, and assess society's responses to the problem (including public policies and other less formal responses). - What is the social problem? - Why does this problem qualify as a "social problem"? - What are the individual and social implica

Substance Abuse on the Job

Substance abuse may include alcoholics and drug users. Their behavior will be different than other workers on the job. 1) In what ways can alcohol and drug use affect job performance and career success? 2) What are some ways that employees with alcohol and drug problems deal with their problems and in your opinion, what

Legalization of Prostitution

Even though prostitution is illegal, it is common in many areas. Do you think it should be legalized? How would society change if prostitution were legalized? Thank you.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Statement: Sexual harassment is a continuing problem in the work place and a major problem for women. What further complicates the issue of sexual harassment in the work place is that women are no longer the only victims of this behavior, men are also victims as well. There seems to be no end to the variety of ways in which p

Sexual Harassment and Boundaries

"Linda offers sexual favors to her professor in order to get a passing grade. The professor agrees, and Linda receives a passing grade." Do you believe that this one falls under the definition of sexual harassment? If so, why? If not, why not?

How to Tell if its Sexual Harassment

Here are several events that happen in the workplace. Do you believe they fall under the definition of sexual harassment? 1. Jane willingly dated a co-worker for the last 3 years. Now, she has met someone else and does not want to continue the relationship with the co-worker. The co-worker does not want to end the relationsh

Discussion on Criminal Justice

Is the death penalty an effective deterrent for crimes? Is there another viable alternative that provides society equal protection?

Immigration Flow to the United States

The United States has always been a nation of immigrants. Approximately 1 million people enter the United States each year illegally by crossing the border at Mexico. Is this flow helpful or harmful to the United States? Why?

Examining the different schools of thought in sociology

In studying sociology there are two different schools of thought. The first is that the sociologist should study the facts only, without the interference of personal interests or values. The other thought is that the sociologist has a responsibility to not only learn, but to help improve the lives of others. To which school of t

Incorporating Policy Analysis Into Decisions

"The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited." Neil Armstrong When I think of public policy, I think of the Apollo Program. Consider the amount of organization and collaboration that w

How much do we sacrifice as a nation to protect the environment?

As the environment becomes more and more a global policy issue, how much does a country sacrifice for the international good? Please identify your position as it relates to how or if we should sacrifice to help the global environment. You may discuss whether or not other countries be required to sacrifice? You may also disc

Welfare Policy and Entitlement

I have found that welfare can be an issue that can put people on the opposite sides of the room. Some people focus on the image of the young woman who has babies, thinking the government will provide for her and her child. This image can cause a great deal of anger. 1). What do you think about the idea that some people fee

Poverty in America and Human Nature

1) To what extent does one's "vision of human nature" (Thomas Sowel) affect one's view about the most appropriate welfare policy? 2). To what extent do you agree or disagree with Michael Harrington's view that poverty is "structurally determined," and that poverty in America is a product of "structurally economic change" in t

Ethical Behavior in the Workplace

Hello, I have an assignment on ethical behavior in the workplace and need additional input as I'm am running out of ideas. How does this affect your current work environment? (I'm currently not working) Examples of your own working environment would be fine. How could these problems be resolved using various social contro

The Disappearance of Rural America

1) How does the corporatization of farming affect all Americans, not just those living in rural areas? What can you do about this? 2) What is brain drain and what are its long-reaching effects on rural communities? Be sure to include the terms "stayers" and "achievers" in your discussion. How could the community leaders make

Explanations and Impact of Global Warming

a. How does human activity impact greenhouse gases found in the atmosphere? b What are some simple changes humans can do to help keep the Earth cooler in the future? c. What are you doing to help?

Decline of Rural America

After viewing the video for this discussion, of the overlapping issues: New Atlantis. (2007). Great cities: Rise of the megalopolis [Video]. Retrieved from the Films on Demand database. "Decline of Rural America," this video discusses the formation of cities, associated changes in rural areas, and alternatives leading to hi

Elements of Work and Change

1. Identify important or significant changes in families since 1960. 2. What factors are responsible for this change? 3. On the balance, are families becoming weaker or simply different? 4. What evidence can you cite? 5. If you agree with the experts, what proposals do you have to strengthen the family? 6. If you disagree,w

Reinventing Healthcare

Please help me with the following: a. According to experts on all sides, does the government have the right to enforce, legislate, or regulate behaviors such as obesity, health, and nutritious eating? b. Are these expert opinions biased in any way? Provide examples. c. Now that we have heard from the experts, do you p

Affirmative Action vs. Reverse Discrimination.

The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation by public institutions and those that receive federal funds. Federal law also requires universities to take "affirmative action" to eliminate or correct the effects of

Prisons and the War on Drugs

Drug abuse has been defined as a significant social problem. This discussion provides an opportunity to examine this problem as well as the consequences of our reliance on punishment as a solution to drug abuse: University of Notre Dame. (1999). War on Drugs Dramatically Increases Prison Population [Video]. In Life Behind Bar