The Violence Of Rap And Rap

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Introduction Crime is culture. Wait, what? Believe it or not crime is a culture that has developed rapidly this past century. Rap, over the years has changed in many ways such that it went from being condemned by the public to being mainstream, it is now being used to aid teens with psychological troubles, and more. This leads to the question to be answered: How has the change from condemning drug use and illegal acts in rap to glorifying it influenced youth over the last two decades? The evolution of rap has in many ways positively affected the youth but, equally, has fueled many negative actions of the youth. Rap Therapy In today’s ever evolving world there have been numerous distinctive solutions to help those who suffer from…show more content…
29). This statement relates to the field theory that states behavior is a function of the person and environment (Elligan, 2000, p. 29). The assertion made by Elligan in relation to the field theory goes on to specifically demonstrate how behavior and psychiatric problems are often differently altered depending on the style of rap the person most commonly listens to. In relation to rap’s effect on psychiatric therapy patient’s behavior this leads to the next topic cultures of crime and cultures of resistance. Listening to Rap: Cultures of Crime, Cultures of Resistance The studies of three researchers confirm the stereotype between rap and violent crime tied along with strong feelings of social injustice to be only true to an extent. On the contrary, the same studies do prove the description of rap as “protest music” to be true as they examine aspects of social injustice, violent crime and property crime. One study conducted by Tanner & Wortley in Canada revealed a reason behind black youths feeling of injustice after numerous blacks stating they felt as though they are more likely to be randomly checked by police than other racial groups (Tanner, Julian, Asbridge, & Wortley, 2009, p. 699). Another segment of research conducted by Wortley describes blacks as being wrongfully depicted in a small range of activities and roles along with commonly being portrayed as the offender in
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