Social Science

An Analysis on Human Trafficking and Laws (Abstract)

This paper will study the roots of human trafficking with the fall of the Soviet Union and the establishment of Newly Independent States. Effective laws have been brought up by analyzing historical, sociological and political contexts. The study will explain that crime has become a huge transnational criminal organization because of economic disparities and the devaluation of women. Studies have shown that laws focusing on the punishment of offenders have been significantly useless at decreasing the crime rate.

A General in the Drug War

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               After our topic of drug abuse, the opiate blocker suboxone and addiction I wanted to look more into the picture behind what is really going on in someone’s brain when these drugs are present.  Contrary to popular belief, addiction is not always a choice.  Someone does not wake up one day and decide that their body is now dependent on a drug that they might have had only one time.  In the article A General in the Drug War it explains the background music of what is happening within a person’s

Violent Media and its negative effects on adolescents

Media has become an integral part of a person’s everyday life. We depend on technology and media for most things, from entertainment to work. However, over the years, media has begun to have a negative impact of its users and viewers. More specifically, a rising issue that is affected people everywhere is exposure to violent media from a young age. Studies have shown how exposure to any sort of violent media, such as video games, movies and television shows, can have several negative impacts on the youth.

Trump’s good or bad idea about transgenders bathroom issue?

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This article is about Trump’s administration who has a conservative worldview and who took off the guidelines for the protection of the transgenders students in public school about 2 months ago. They cannot go in the bathroom of the gender that they identify themselves with anymore. They need to go in the bathroom of their gender that they are born with. This is the actual opposite of what Obama’s administration put in place with a progressive worldview to protect transgenders.

The Virtue of Guilt in Modern Video Gaming

“The US military does not condone the killing of unarmed combatants. But this isn't real, so why should you care?”(Yager, 2012) This uncomfortable line presents itself during loading screens of the game Spec Ops: The Line as it progresses towards its inevitable conclusion. This discomforting message seeks to remind the player of one very important thing: You are not a passive observer, you are in control and you are responsible.

Is Ghost in the Shell Hollywood’s Latest Whitewashed Movie? The Lack of Opportunity and the Restrictive Representation of Asian Actors on Screen

“50% of all film, TV and digital services don’t have a named or speaking Asian character” (Waurenchen, “Race” 6). Although individuals of Asian descent constitute 5.6% of the population of the United States (Wikipedia contributors), they are exceedingly underrepresented in Hollywood’s predominantly white film industry, often restricted to portray a select few roles constructed upon racial stereotypes.

The New Reality for the Media in the Era of Trump: Adapt or Die

When Trump tweeted that he won the popular vote because “millions voted illegally”, the news media had no trouble parroting his claim. This unfounded allegation made the rounds on media outlets of various political spectrums, but most were not quick to dispute it live (Calderone 2016). In this context, the news media has to reconsider its part in the circulation of these stories, particularly in the context of their role as both watchdogs against abuses of power and gatekeepers to the market of ideas.

CLICK BAIT: Inciteful, Not Insightful

        The democratic system can only thrive so long as it has the correct mechanisms to perpetuate and disseminate political thought. Traditionally, the hidden powers that permit democracy have manifested through the relationship between politicians and journalists. However, the democratic  promise is currently under attack as  politicians become stagnated by the disastrous effects that sensationalized click bait headlines can have on their public perception. In President Barack Obama’s farewell speech,  he addressed issues pertaining to the growing income inequality in America.

CLICK BAIT: Inciteful, Not Insightful

        The democratic system can only thrive so long as it has the correct mechanisms to perpetuate and disseminate political thought. Traditionally, the hidden powers that permit democracy have manifested through the relationship between politicians and journalists. However, the democratic  promise is currently under attack as  politicians become stagnated by the disastrous effects that sensationalized click bait headlines can have on their public perception. In President Barack Obama’s farewell speech,  he addressed issues pertaining to the growing income inequality in America.

Videogames: A Leisure Activity With Negative Consequences

             Playing video games is a popular activity where people resort to for fun. Video games are commonly played amongst many adolescents, are quite addictive and can be played for hours. On the other hand, video games that have violent content may come with some negative consequences if teenagers are exposed to them too much or, are addicted to playing violent video games. For instance, Call of Duty Black Ops is a violent video game played by many teenagers that may be a contributor to aggressive behaviour.