In Randol Contreras’s The Stickup Kids, Contreras explores the South Bronx through the lens of a sociologist. He describes the lives of the stickup kids such as Gus, Pablo, and other teenagers living in the South Bronx. Contreras uses the research method of ethnography to provide a sociological analysis of the drug trade and business in the South Bronx. His research shows how social factors impact the lives of these stickup kids to become active in the drug trade. Through his field notes and interviews with the stickup kids, Contreras examines in depth of how social factors such as, socialization, social class, the thrill of crime, deviance, and culture affect the individual.
It is not a coincidence that many of our society’s drug dealers come from impoverished areas. With fewer and fewer well-paying jobs available to untrained or uneducated workers, drug dealing has become a very attractive source of income for those in poverty-stricken areas (Lai, 2013). Furthermore, even though so many attempts have been made by law-abiding citizens in neighborhoods, which have high incidence of drug dealing, to aid the enforcement of anti-drug laws, the already less ordered and community-oriented neighborhood have made huge obstacles for putting law into
Phillipe Bourgois explores the struggle Puerto Rican residents of inner city Harlem face in surviving both economically and socially as they use selling crack as a vessel to find meaning and value in their lives. His ethnographic approach to understanding the culture and economy of the inner city in Spanish Harlem reveals the deeply entrenched values and ideologies in dealing drugs. Bourgois found that rather than simply an economic means of survival, selling crack had an impact upon dealers’ lives and identities. Far from simply a job, the crack trade was a way to gain respect and take a stand against the menial entry level jobs the residents of the inner city found offered to them – often with no opportunities to advance their careers, with racism rampant and employers found to be abusive and discriminatory. Compared to these conditions, partaking in the drug trade was seen to be an effective way to build a career and pursue the American Dream.
Contributing to these drug issues throughout America are multiple street gangs, drug cartels and drug lords. These groups to transport illegal drugs into America, to sell them illegally on the streets, for a very hefty profit. High crime profiled states and cities such as, New York, Baltimore, Maryland, District of Columbia, and Chicago host some of America’s most notorious gangs, cartels, and drug lords. The purpose of this research paper is to analyze the life of a notorious Baltimore drug lord, by the name of Anthony Ayeni Jones, and how a life of drugs effected his personal life, caused criminal actions, and resulted in court trials and a life sentence in prison.
Implementation of a computer system to replace paper documentation would require the involvement of an interdisciplinary team. This team would be comprised of several members, each with a specific job. The first member selected would be a Clinical Nurse Informaticist. This team member would be charged with giving valuable input on the software needed for nurses to properly care for and chart on their patients. With the knowledge of nursing practice and informatics, this team member would very valuable in bringing the two together in the most efficient way possible. The next team
This classical landmark film, The Public enemy, introduces the social context of gangster films around the same time Prohibition and the Great Depression really started to take a toll on lives. While the later well-known film, Scarface, was placed in the era of mass immigration from Cuba to Florida, with the growth in popularity of the drug ‘cocaine’. Due to these two films, people become fascinated with the idea of wealth and power both found in the typical
For the past few weeks in this class, we have discussed the strategies of navigating poorer urban neighborhoods and the scholarship that has been done on the populations in those communities. We have discussed gang formation, policing, gendered interactions with gang life and the code of the street. For this paper, I plan to synthesize all of these topics into a cohesive analysis of the importance of these works, especially as it pertains to racial and ethnic tensions. I have selected two pieces to go alongside Streetwise by Elijah Anderson: “Disorderly community partners and broken windows policing” by Ana Muniz and “Dreams Deferred: The Patterns of Punishment in Oakland” by Victor Rios. While the focus will be on these three readings from this class, I will make casual reference to the other readings as they become relevant.
The Tropfest films Road Rage (2006) and Lemonade Stand (2012) both represent Australian stories and Australian voices. Both of the films explore the representation of Australians and show many different aspects of Australian culture. The film Road Rage expounds a different more emotional side to the typical stereotype of Australian men. Lemonade Stand also represents Australian culture, through the use of themes such as mateship and the Aussie Battler. Both of the films through the use of mis-en-scene and a variety of different visual and oral techniques show key aspects of Australian culture,
The Association of Intercollegiate Investment Clubs (ACIIC) provides three key benefits; developing and enhancing students through mentorship, encouraging the development of interpersonal skills through collaboration and bridging the gap between the capital markets and university students. These benefits are precisely the reason why I am pursuing the ACIIC so ardently. With recruiting cycle underway, I am interested in exploring the skill development and recruiting preparation analyst tracks to help better understand how to do well in this cycle. Furthermore, I think there is a lot of value in the alumni network of the ACIIC, given the high caliber of students that have gone through the program.
Firstly, drugs ruin lives and need to always have an opposing force attempting to eradicate their presence. In Laffey’s article, he describes a neighborhood that has been corrupted by the drug game. He watches as dealers, buyers, decoys, and normal families, go about their lives at night. Laffey oversees and organizes a team of other police officers to bust everyone involved in the sale and buying of these narcotics. The entire neighborhood is run down and can be traced to the presence of illegal substances in the area. Laffey also gives readers the story of a father that used far less money to feed his family, than he used to satisfy his drug use. Proving, that drugs have the power to tear apart families and ruin the lives of everyone close to the addict. It is because Laffey and his team are constantly trying to interrupt the transactions, that the community is not run down any further.
Phillipe Bourgois’s study of social marginalisation in inner city America in his ethnography ‘In Search of Respect – Selling Crack in El Barrio’, won critical acclaim when first published in 1995. For the first time, an anthropologist had managed to gain the trust and long-term friendship of street-level drug dealers in one of the nation’s roughest ghetto neighbourhoods – East Harlem (Bourgois, 2003). He had originally come to study poverty and ethnic segregation, the political economy of inner-city street culture, ' but found himself mired in a world conditioned by drugs, a world on which the literature is surprisingly sparse (Clatts, 1997). The people who inhabit it--men and women with names like Benzie, Little Pete, Gigi, Candy, Primo,
This assessment consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. The questions cover aviation subjects studied for the issue of the commercial pilot's licence and general aircraft handling. The questions are answered by pointing and clicking the required answer using the mouse. To move to the next question click on the 'next' button. To go back to a question click on the 'previous' button. To change your answer point and click at another answer. The assessment is not timed. You should expect to take about 20 minutes to answer all the questions.