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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

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

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

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

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

Hate Crimes and Ignorance

The events of September 11, 2011, contributed to an increase in hate crimes against Muslims around the world and especially in the United States. In the first year after the September 11 attacks, anti-Islamic hate crimes in the United States rose more than 1,000%. a. How has post-9/11 anti-Muslim and anti-Arab backlash and di

Title IX: Gender in Sports and Social Perception

One of the better-known impacts of Title IX relates to gender equity in athletics. While only 1 in 27 girls participated in high school sports before the passage of Title IX the number has increased to almost 1 in 2 girls in high school athletic programs since. 1). What differences do you think there are between the way girl

Gender in Advertising

While the media may try to communicate a message of non-bias when it comes to gender in advertising, there is still a significant amount of information that communicates the exact opposite. 1. What are the different sociological approaches when it comes to gender and research, 2. What are some examples in advertising and t

Education and Racial Equality

1). How do we remedy the historic mistreatment of deserving black Americans without punishing deserving white Americans today? Our efforts to address the problems of racial inequality have been centered in on one of our most important social institutions - education. 2). While the schools of this country are a local place

The Social Pattern of Obesity

1. Is the obesity part of a social pattern? 2. Does obesity violate the core value of a society? 3. Does obesity negatively impact those in power? 4. Do those in power consider the social pattern problematic? 5. Is obesity socially created? 6. Can society do something to change it?

Homelessness as a Social Problem

a. In what ways might homelessness be categorized as a social problem? Please explain, supporting your post. b. In your opinion, is utilizing public funds to assist the homeless appropriate? How do you define what is appropriate use of public funds, and how does the use of public funds fit inside or outside of appropriate

The U.S. Poverty Issue

Select two of the initiatives undertaken in the "War on Poverty" and describe their effectiveness. Offer solutions to the U.S. poverty issue. The two that I have chosen are: 1.) Evaluation of the Head Start program found that graduates as young adults performed better in school, were more interested in going to college,

Social Welfare Programs

Money is a large influence in our social welfare system. Which needs should be supplied by the collective action of society and which left to individual effort? What can society afford? According to your personal ideas and beliefs, what direction do you think social welfare programs are headed in for the future? Why