This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

The Community's Responsibility Essay

1108 words - 4 pages

Local communities can eliminate occurrences such as drug trafficking, gang extortion, abuse of local school council power, corruption of local civil authorities, prostitution, child and spousal abuse if they break the code of silence within the neighborhood. These occurrences take place, with the knowledge of the residents because of the non-involvement attitude members of the community have taken. Firstly, members of the community must work together as an extended family. Secondly, law abiding citizens can eradicate crime in the community by reporting criminal activity to the local authorities. Thirdly, citizens within a community can remove abusive school council leaders and local civil authorities by exercising their right to vote. Eliminating these occurrences within the community is not the responsibility of others, but the responsibility of those who reside within the neighborhood.
Firstly, members of the community must work together as an extended family. Two social problems which wreck the infrastructure of the community is the withdrawal of parents from the activities of their children and the lack of facilities to allow residents to interact with each other. Facilities allow residents of the neighborhood to interact with one another which create stronger ties in the community. Without the social gatherings of parents, the mind-set and the direction of the community remain unknown. Without the facilities to extend educational hours along with the development of social skills and common courtesies the constant infighting will continue without meaningful dialogue. These two social problems must be addressed immediately to halt the fragmentation of the infrastructure of communities.
Solving many of these criminal occurrences begin in the home. Parents and children need to be reeducated on socializing with one another. Criminal activity can be slashed by government funding of afterschool programs and summer camps, which would keep our youth off the streets while their parents are working. Community centers could bring back educational competitions and athletic tournaments, which would give the youth something to look forward to. Additionally, the community needs to confront morality and discipline issues in the home, school, and all public institutions. Households, schools, and community centers uniting to construct a strong community will help eliminate criminal occurrences. “Faced with a growing crime rate, city and state officials called on four community-based nonprofits—Nation of Islam, Ella J. Baker House, Bruce Wall Ministries, and Boston Ten Point Coalition—to help develop Solutions” Earley, Mark L and et al.
Secondly, law abiding citizens can eradicate crime in the community by reporting criminal activity to the local authorities. Local authorities has to make sure the community can trust them by not having a code of silence when it comes to the criminal activity witnessed themselves by a co-worker. “One of the most significant...

Find Another Essay On The Community's Responsibility

Private and Corporate Vocations in Utopia by Thomas More

976 words - 4 pages Private and Corporate Vocations in Utopia by Thomas More Thomas More believed in private and corporate vocations. His beliefs are evident in his book Utopia. He said that everybody has a vocation and it is their responsibility to live up to what gifts they have been given by God. Private vocations exist with the individual person. Married, single, or religious life? Also, what kind of job one does is considered a vocation because you

How influential is the European Commission in the European Union's policy-making process?

1455 words - 6 pages Parliament's five-year term.The College of Commissioners has a system of collective responsibility whereby its decisions are those of the College as a whole. Each individual Commissioner heads a subsection of the Commission: these are Directorate Generals, organised along functional lines, such as agriculture, external affairs and competition.The Commission's numerous roles can make its work difficult and an appreciation of its nature challenging

"You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of."

1032 words - 4 pages becomes obvious that Sara is changing her lifestyle and attempting to assimilate to her new community's language in order to move on from her mother's death. Throughout the movie, the use of symbolism was identified. Sara's box that has been kept hidden inside her closet is a relic of her previous life. It resembles her passion for ballet and the life she once had prior to her mother's death. There were a number of scenes where Sara has avoided

Islamic Law and the Juvenile Death Penalty

992 words - 4 pages , but conditions are not appropriate for their implementation. As enacted, the provisions regarding minimum age of criminal responsibility in some Muslim nations meet International children’s rights standards in all respects, and importantly are compatible with Islamic law. It is doubtful that juvenile death penalty (even for hodoud crimes) existed in the early period of Islam. As the survey of early traditions and jurists reveals, we

RAISING AWARENESS AND PREVENTION OF DRUG MISUSE IN SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

1646 words - 7 pages consideration is students between the ages of 11-17 though there have been cases of drug use in individuals under this age group. The site of intervention will be public secondary schools in Manchester, North West England. Public schools were chosen in order to help reduce and inequalities that may arise as a result of deprivation, poverty or ethnicity. Moreover, apart from education, schools usually assume the responsibility of addressing health

Political Theory

864 words - 3 pages Political theory in it's simplest form is man's belief on not only how politics work, but how they should work. Philosophers throughout history have concerned themselves with political institutions, laws, and customs; how they are constructed and upheld within a particular society. They've also touched on the various goals and obligations of political action. It is essentially the political philosopher's responsibility to differentiate between

Censorship

879 words - 4 pages group or song is sending to the audience, then it is their choice to turn it off. However, no individual, special interest group, or government should be allowed to deny someone of the basic human right of freedom of speech.Most attempts to suppress music in the United States are one hundred percent legal. Music censorship is usually a community's attempt to ban music that offends people in that area. While the First Amendment states that it is

Utopia Rules

845 words - 4 pages of opinion).Rule 2: Any form of tardiness and rudeness will not be tolerated for anyone over the age of 6.Purpose 2: With this rule no child with enough common sense, that you get at about age 6 or 7, will not ever even have the need to feel that they could be disrespectful, rude, or late.Rule 3: Everyone has to take responsibility for their at any age, but from age 12 (for girls) or age 13 (for boys) consequences would be given if one did

Emergency Response

1954 words - 8 pages intended to provide resources to meet the community's need for an emergency plan for both individual and community.Suggestions:Disaster preparedness is everyone's responsibility. The unpredictability of wildfires demonstrates how quickly a situation can become a life-threatening emergency. Challenges that may make the difference between life or death. Taking precautions to prepare for possible impending emergencies both personal and otherwise is the

EU Law

2618 words - 10 pages Introduction -The Treaties of the EUIn February 1992 the signing of the Treaty of the European Union (TEU) concluded the Maastricht IGC. Undoubtedly the popular profile of the Community was raised more by the Maastricht debate than by any other development in the Community's history. Apart from the detailed commitment to full economic and monetary Union, the most obvious feature of the TEU was the institutional change it brought by establishing

Imagination in Cornel West's Race Matters: The First Step Towards Restoring Hope to the Nihilistic African-American Community

1381 words - 6 pages stultifying cynicism as a people" (West, 158). West's thorough example of Clarence Thomas's downright inadequacy and the black community's subsequent silence demonstrates the need for candid discussions concerning race. West believes that the stimulation of imaginations in all minds, regardless of color, can restore open and honest discussions about race. West rejects the idea of "the voice for black America," and a "Head Negro in Charge (H.N.I.C

Similar Essays

Responsibility Project Essay

629 words - 3 pages ? The Murray State Pacer: The Home Team is a passionate short film. It seems completely about the community's compassion about the team, and the complacent that the team withstands in order to stay competitive, so the community can have something to be proud of. Even though the film seem to take on the role to show the community over site of the team and how the community if the responsibility to help and support their team regardless of any

Critical Thinking And Decsion Making: Let It Pour Case Study Analysis

1645 words - 7 pages assign to their personal values are more worthwhile than those set forth by hospital policy. In effect, they have replaced the values set forth in Faith Community's mission statement with their own personal set of morals and ethics. This in turn has allowed the doctors and nurses to medically treat patients based on the standards they deem as acceptable; not those endorsed by the hospital. Another major concern, resulting from the inability of the

The 1970s Were Disastrous For European Integration. Discuss

1127 words - 5 pages intergovernmentalism, where the states make decisions on the basis of their competing national interests (McCormick 2005: 5).Partly in a desire to relaunch European integration, the Community decided, in the early 1970s, to establish an Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). However, the collapse of the international monetary system and the 1973 energy crisis led to exchange rate instability and economic recession, which seriously damaged the Community's solidarity

Use Of Force (Ambrose Bierce) Essay

737 words - 3 pages they use may have lethal consequences. The capacity to use coercive, deadly force is so central to understanding police functions, one could say that it characterizes a key element of the police role. Second, the primary purpose of police is protection, and so force can be used only to promote the safety of the community. Police have a responsibility for safeguarding the domestic well-being of the public, and this obligation even extends in