CNM Sociology 2213 Spring '14: Deviant Behavior
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Martinez seeks to reduce underage drinking

Martinez seeks to reduce underage drinking | CNM Sociology 2213 Spring '14: Deviant Behavior | Scoop.it
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Monday, the governor and others made a push to reduce underage drinking. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving students who are told the dangers of drinking by their parents are 80 percent less likely to engage in underage drinking. Now mad is encouraging parents to set a zero tolerance policy in their…

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Lisamarie Kolster's comment, April 22, 2014 10:23 AM
I personally really like this idea. When I was in high school I was on the dance team and my coach was a good motivator to not be a part of underage drinking. Of course we had the athletic director and the program that every athlete had to complete “Life of an athlete” but having someone on you all the time was good. Coming into high school you really don’t know much of what’s going on around you and you will just lean towards the things that everyone is doing and a lot of kids in high school take part in underage drinking, having someone tell you before high school I think would benefit kids. So many times I heard stories of friends drinking too much and in the hospital, or trying to drink and drive, it’s a scary thing and people should realize that.
Shayla Neeley's comment, April 22, 2014 11:08 AM
This was a good attempt to raise awareness about underage drinking and DWI's. This kid of presentation should often be presented to every school in APS because underage drinking is a problem everywhere. I agree with Cody when he says that it should be presented to kids in middle school. As time goes on the age of exposure to alcohol because lower and they should know before they get to high school because that is when it is more commonly used. I think these presentations will not completely lower teen drinking because ultimately the kids will do what they want still but I am sure that with the help of MADD and women who have lost someone to drinking will affect the teens and raise awareness while they are out.
Mike Campion's comment, April 22, 2014 12:05 PM
This is a good article especially considering how New Mexico has some of the highest DWI in the country. It also relates to the drug paradox we discussed in class where alcohol and tobacco affect more people then illegal drugs. It's important to tell your children how bad it can affect your health and other aspects of your life, especially school when you're that age. I believe you're right about the age also Cody as I remember being in middle school and some kids were already starting to experiment but all parents should discuss these types of things with their children.
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Sheriff caught in middle of Nevada rancher feud

Sheriff caught in middle of Nevada rancher feud | CNM Sociology 2213 Spring '14: Deviant Behavior | Scoop.it
While the feud between the Nevada rancher and federal authorities over rangeland rights has cooled for the moment, the family says they are refocusing the fight, turning their attention to the local sheriff they say could have stopped the standoff much sooner.

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Savannah Edmonds's curator insight, April 21, 2014 11:41 AM

This is just a little blip of a much larger story... But wow, when does formal social control (local police, federal agents, local politicians) take it too far, and abuse the power they have? Are laws being enforced or is there actual harassment occurring? Such a big standoff, against a local rancher, who has been running his ranch legally, is absolutely unfair on so many levels...

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Eating Better to Look Better

Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Public health campaigns can use vanity to improve fruit and ve...

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Kim Warren's curator insight, April 20, 2014 10:00 PM

This is a video about the idea of eating better causing people to look more attractive.  In this video, it talks about the aesthetic norm about how a persons body should look.  For example, this video says if you eat more vegetables, then your face will glow with more color and then you will get more admirers and be considered more beautiful.

Kristy Gipson's comment, April 21, 2014 12:35 PM
I agree that we as a society should practice better eating habits but to say certain foods will cause a magic effect is not the case with everyone. I think this would only discourage some people from eating good because if they eat all these good things and don't see the results that others say happen when you eat these foods. Being responsible for our health and the health of the ones we love is the key.
Lisamarie Kolster's comment, April 22, 2014 10:36 AM
I do agree that people should eat better, but do not agree with the guys approach. Yes eating better essentially does make your body better, and can improve things such as nails, hair skin, and other things. He makes it sound though as if the only beautiful eat the right amount of healthy foods and if you don’t then you’re ugly. I don’t like when people to try to make an argument with an appeal to force, saying if you don’t do this then you’re this. People do pull more towards the stereotype that beautiful people look like this because they do this, and I understand why he’d make his argument in that way but I think as society we shouldn’t think that way. You should eat healthy for the other benefits not just because it makes people beautiful.
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Which Drugs Actually Kill Americans [Infographic]

Which Drugs Actually Kill Americans [Infographic] | CNM Sociology 2213 Spring '14: Deviant Behavior | Scoop.it
Hint: not pot

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Angelo Rivera's curator insight, April 18, 2014 10:36 PM

According to the CDC’s database, 80,000 drug and alcohol overdoses occurred in 2010. This information depicts the increase of deviant drinking and overuse of prescription drugs. Pharmaceuticals account for the majority of deaths from 1999 through 2010 and are steadily increasing. Out of those 80,000 in 2010, “Nearly three-quarters of the pharmaceuticals deaths are opioid analgesics—prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin.”

Lisamarie Kolster's comment, April 22, 2014 10:54 AM
The statistics don’t really surprise me in this article. Growing up I lived with two people abuse pharmaceuticals and the thing is, is that they are so easy to get. My mom for example was suffering from depression and got on meds for that then for her high blood pressure and the two couldn’t counter act so they gave her a third to balance the two but the three she was now on made her hair fall out so they gave her the fourth, and with that she couldn’t sleep so they gave her more. I watched her when she’d just feel like her medicine wasn’t working anymore walk into her doctor’s office and he’d just write her more and more prescriptions like it was nothing. Eventually one night she took one too many and fell into a deep sleep and couldn’t wake her up and she had to go to the hospital and get everything out of her system. I think there are more things we should be more concerned about then marijuana. Some people may not agree with it but I’ve never seen any of my friends or family die or even almost die when using marijuana.
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Flyers threatening cops appear in newspapers

Flyers threatening cops appear in newspapers | CNM Sociology 2213 Spring '14: Deviant Behavior | Scoop.it
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - It's been a tumultuous few weeks for Albuquerque Police, from the protests, to the Department of Justice report. Now police say someone is making death threats against officers, and they're popping up all over the city, on light poles and in the newspaper. Several people who get their newspaper from stands…

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Cody Trujeque's comment, April 21, 2014 7:59 PM
The recent shootings and deaths of citizens by APD is a tragedy but that does not make it right for these images to be displayed around town. You cannot punish every single cop for what a small number of cops did. Not all cops are crooked or trigger happy. They are here to protect and serve and for the most part they do just that. APD does need better crisis intervention training and other related trainings in order to better serve the citizens of Albuquerque.
Sarah Beltran's comment, April 22, 2014 1:45 AM
Why are New Mexicans so dramatic? These fliers are absolutely ridiculous. Threatening the APD isn't going to solve anything, it will only make matters worse. I wouldn't be surprised if someone is crazy enough to agree with the fliers and try to murder a police officer. Promoting more violence is horrible especially since the APD is already under investigation for excessive force. People need to realize that being a police officer isn't easy, and sometimes it requires making a judgement call that isn't always for the best in the future. Police do what they feel is necessary to keep themselves and others safe in difficult situations. As long as the APD tries to fix their mistakes, our community should give them a break and stop acting crazy.
Jason's comment, April 22, 2014 10:50 AM
These people who think this way and have such a huge hate towards cops really blows my mind. Making a subjective opinion about officers only killing people is very ignorant. Police officers go out every day and put their lives on the line when worrying about if someone is gonna go crazy and start shooting at them. Now they have to worry about citizens threatening them. These cop haters should really be on some sort of list where they aren't allowed to call the cops for help, then see how they can handle it by themselves.
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Smartphone App May Help People Overcome Alcoholism - US News

Smartphone App May Help People Overcome Alcoholism - US News | CNM Sociology 2213 Spring '14: Deviant Behavior | Scoop.it
Study found more abstinence, less 'risky' drinking among A-CHESS users

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Sarah Beltran's curator insight, April 14, 2014 9:59 PM

An app to fight alcoholism has been created. Although not available to the public yet, A-CHESS (Addiction-Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System) has had promising results in clinical trials. Researchers say, “Participants using the A-CHESS app were 65 percent more likely to abstain from drinking in the year following their release from a treatment center, compared to others who left the center without support from the app.” The app uses the phone’s GPS to track the user. If the person goes near a favorite bar, it will play someone’s account as an alcoholic or their child begging  them not to drink. It may seem extreme, but recovering alcoholics need a lot of monitoring and support. If this app becomes available to the public for free or a reasonable price, it could help so many people. Practically everyone has a smartphone and uses apps. It will be a constant reminder to stay on track, and hopefully prevent people from drinking. I think this app would be great, especially if it was free. Pretty much everyone, even some low SES people, could have access to the app. It is a great way to connect current technology to a type of personal rehab.


Kristy Gipson's comment, April 21, 2014 12:41 PM
I don't know how I feel about this idea. I think that for some people this may work and be beneficial and for some this will just be one of those excuses to drink. Many people do not like to be told what to do and they will do the behavior just to prove that someone cannot tell them what to do.
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The Victorian Joy of Sex: Prudish? Far from it - Daily Mail

The Victorian Joy of Sex: Prudish? Far from it - Daily Mail | CNM Sociology 2213 Spring '14: Deviant Behavior | Scoop.it
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The Victorian Joy of Sex: Prudish? Far from it
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... art and literature — we have a lot to thank the Victorians for.

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Mike Campion's curator insight, April 14, 2014 3:16 PM

When we talk about contructionist theories we have to take into account the time in which whatever they are looking at took place. In this article they discuss some of the more bizarre and somethings ahead of their times that the Victorian era people were worried about. It's fun to see how far we've come since the Victorian era and even see that some of their concepts like the inflatable doll is something we have now.

Kristy Gipson's comment, April 21, 2014 5:27 PM
Yes sex is advancing and people are taking this act to the next level. Sex used to be an act of love between to people and now it has turned into the act of sex through media. Sex sells<br>
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FBI: Hate crimes most likely against blacks, Jews, gay men

FBI: Hate crimes most likely against blacks, Jews, gay men | CNM Sociology 2213 Spring '14: Deviant Behavior | Scoop.it
Newly released data from the FBI reveals that 7,164 people were victims of hate crimes in 2012, down about seven percent from 2011 (Seems like a good day to remind people that Jews are six times more likely to be victims of hate crimes than Muslims.
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Amanda Lynn Nawrocki's comment, April 14, 2014 12:14 PM
I completely agree with Kayla. This is the time in the world where we are supposed to be joining together. Peacefully. I know that the world isn't even close to being perfect, but just because people come into our country and they don't look like everyone else here doesn't mean that they don't belong.
Kristy Gipson's comment, April 21, 2014 5:32 PM
This is no surprise to me because our society has carried out this idea for many many years. Racism will always be a factor in the world.. Even though we as people should have grown up and joined together. Society is race based and as long as some individuals have the upper hand they will carry it out and use it for their advantage.
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'I AM A BULLY' sign-holder calls sentence unfair

'I AM A BULLY' sign-holder calls sentence unfair | CNM Sociology 2213 Spring '14: Deviant Behavior | Scoop.it
An Ohio man who spent hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he's a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him  has ruined his life.

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Erin Madden's comment, April 14, 2014 12:11 PM
Interesting article! And how does this connect to our class on deviance? Connect to course concepts or discussions!
Amanda Lynn Nawrocki's comment, April 14, 2014 12:16 PM
This is pretty strange, but I think that the mom was wanting the man to feel responsible for his actions. Just like the girls who were alcoholics. They needed to step up to the plate and own it. He needed to own this so that the people in his life can see the real person he is. Maybe then his prosocial connections and bonds can help change his attitude and behavior towards people.
Ryley Wyrwitzke's comment, April 22, 2014 11:05 AM
I have heard this form of punishment is the most effective -- public humiliation. Most forms of punishments have little effect on criminals sometimes, yet studies have shown public humiliation really impacts the life of them. Now how the public will see him and label him as deviant.
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Justice Dept. Accuses Albuquerque Police of Excessive Force

Justice Dept. Accuses Albuquerque Police of Excessive Force | CNM Sociology 2213 Spring '14: Deviant Behavior | Scoop.it
Police officers, who have killed 23 people in four years, have too often used deadly force against nonthreatening people, and seldom were they reprimanded, a Justice Department investigation found.
Erin Madden's insight:

The U.S. Justice Department seems to think that the Albuquerque Police Department has been improperly using formal social control. Specifically, using excessive force against nonthreatening people. Our class seems to be split on whether the case of the homeless man in the foothills is an example of excessive force. But, in general, does this article convince you that APD might have a problem with using excessive force too much? or do you side with APD on this issue?

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Cody Trujeque's comment, April 15, 2014 12:03 PM
In my opinion APD has displayed forms of excessive force at times, especially in the case of the death of James Boyd. The department as a whole needs better crisis intervention so that a situation can be deescalated rather than ending up in an officer involved shooting. Not all cops are crooked and abuse their power but the few that are ruin the reputation for the entire department.
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Binge drinking: youth's relationship to alcohol being reshaped by rapid social change

Binge drinking: youth's relationship to alcohol being reshaped by rapid social change | CNM Sociology 2213 Spring '14: Deviant Behavior | Scoop.it
What's more important? The interests of the alcohol industry or the health of our children.

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Angelo Rivera's curator insight, April 9, 2014 6:14 PM

I thought this was a good topic since we are discussing deviant drinking. This article discusses a rapid increase of binge drinking throughout Europe and mainly in Australia. The author discusses the issue as a social problem because young adults and teens are putting their lives at risk by drinking at an excessive rate. Kids are under less supervision now a days more than ever. This lack of control allows kids to do what they please. And in this case, it happens to be binge drinking. “Eighty per cent of alcohol consumption by drinkers aged between 14 and 24 years is done at levels that put them, and others, at immediate and acute risk, not to mention longer-term harms.” This epidemic will negatively affect the future generation if it is not addressed immediately. With easy accessibility to alcohol, social media outlets and advertisements from alcohol industries promoting alcohol, it is inevitable for these kids not to conform to what is now Europe’s socially acceptable norm. Without both informal and formal agents of social control like parents and the government for instance taking this epidemic serious, they are putting their children and economy at an unprecedented risk. 

Erin Madden's comment, April 14, 2014 12:13 PM
Good analysis! What are some ideas of how European and Australian governments might help reduce binge drinking through kinds of formal social control?
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Which Drugs Actually Kill Americans [Infographic]

Which Drugs Actually Kill Americans [Infographic] | CNM Sociology 2213 Spring '14: Deviant Behavior | Scoop.it
Hint: not pot
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To answer the question that was brought up today: this is a chart of the deadliest drugs in the U.S. In terms of total deaths. Alcohol is actually behind cocaine and heroin.

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Daniel Gonzales's comment, April 14, 2014 3:31 PM
Well this is good to know. I still believe alchohol is worse then drugs in that there are many alchohol related deaths. I also think if there were better social examples of how to drink we would be more responsible as a society. I also believe that to be true with other harder drugs. If the taboo was taken off some of the drugs people wouldnt abuse them as much. I think a lot of people get a thrill out of going agaionst the norms "rebels".
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Police looking for shooter who fired at car on I-5 in Fife

Police looking for shooter who fired at car on I-5 in Fife | CNM Sociology 2213 Spring '14: Deviant Behavior | Scoop.it
The Fife Police Department is looking for a shooter who opened fire at a 20-year-old woman's car Sunday afternoon on I-5.

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Ryley Wyrwitzke's curator insight, April 8, 2014 9:57 AM

My Dad works is an officer in this city where this happened. He told me about it and thought it would be good for this:)

Kristy Gipson's comment, April 13, 2014 6:42 PM
Reading stuff like this is terrifying because it just shows us all how deviant people can be. These kind of people don't care about anything, They open fire like it is nothing, they could have killed or severely hurt someone. What would possess this kind of behavior?
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Colorado presents marijuana vending machine

Colorado presents marijuana vending machine | CNM Sociology 2213 Spring '14: Deviant Behavior | Scoop.it
Marijuana legalization in Colorado has already sparked innovation in the state – pot tours, anyone? – and now one company has even created a vending machine capable of dispensing the drug to legally verified users.

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sara erdman's comment, April 22, 2014 10:02 AM
I personally have no concerns about the vending machines. As long as the people that own them are watching out on who is purchasing the weed and making sure its not an underage person. I don't think weed is as bad as alcohol and look how easy it is to go buy booze. Even underage people can get booze if they know the right people that will get it for them.
Jason's comment, April 22, 2014 10:41 AM
The vending machine should be perfectly fine. The most important thing here is stopping underage people who get to these machines, As long as these machines have a good identification process to catch the fake Id's. Even if a minor was caught with pot, the law still effects them with an "MIP" and still carries out the law the way it should be.
Shayla Neeley's comment, April 22, 2014 11:14 AM
There is really nothing wrong with this vending machine idea. If you actually look into the process of buying from one, you have to have an ID swiped and cameras on the machine let the people know that whoever swiped that card and ID is actually the person on there. Its not like they are placing these at Walmart, they are located in dispensaries that can only be used with a medical card and a ID with the age of 21. The vending machines really aren't a problem. With the right use of identification there will be no issues of minors in possession or people without medical cards.
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Proposed Tennessee Law Would Allow Drug-Addicted Pregnant Women to Be Prosecuted

Proposed Tennessee Law Would Allow Drug-Addicted Pregnant Women to Be Prosecuted | CNM Sociology 2213 Spring '14: Deviant Behavior | Scoop.it
Is criminalization really the answer?
Erin Madden's insight:

This connects to our discussion of the 1980's moral panic around "crack babies." Tennessee is proposing the criminalization of pregnant women who are addicts:  "The bill would allow pregnant women in Tennessee to be prosecuted for assaultive offenses for using illegal narcotics during pregnancy or if the child is born addicted to or harmed by the narcotic drug"

 

This new policy is very different from policies Tennessee just passed last year, which tried to rehabilitate pregnant addicts instead of charging them with crimes: "In May 2013, the legislature passed the Safe Harbor Act of 2013, which was promptly signed into law by Governor Haslam. The Safe Harbor Act encourages pregnant women who have used drugs during their pregnancy to access prenatal care and rehabilitation, and in exchange, they will be given a safe harbor from having their parental rights terminated. The law sought to address the state’s burgeoning drug abuse problem in pregnant women by enabling access to care and treatment without the looming threat of criminalization. Now, less than a year after that law went into effect, it seems that Tennessee is poised to do enact the very kind of punitive measures it outlawed in the Safe Harbor Act."


Obviously no one thinks it's a good idea for pregnant women to use drugs, but is criminalizing pregnant addicts the best way to deal with this kind of deviance? That is what new Tennessee laws are proposing. Or would you advocate for laws closer to the 2013 Tennessee "safe harbor" laws? What is the best way to deal with this type of deviance? Describe the kinds of social control you think are best.

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Kristy Gipson's comment, April 21, 2014 12:30 PM
I completely agree with these women being charged with child abuse while being pregnant. I say this because they are old enough to know better and if they don' have the sense to be responsible with the life of their unborn child then how will they be responsible for them when they are born. Incarcerate them and put their children when born with someone that will care for them.
Sarah Beltran's comment, April 22, 2014 1:30 AM
This seems pretty tricky. On one hand no one wants to take a baby away from a mother, but the mother shouldn't be using drugs in the first place. According to the article, NAS doesn't have long-term effects which makes a big difference in this argument. If a pregnant woman is going to be persecuted for a certain type of drug then it should include alcohol and cigarettes. Alcohol definitely has long-term effects on the baby. The women should be able to get rehabilitation, but I think taking their baby away could be too harsh depending on the case. The Safe Harbor Act doesn't seem to help since the number of babies born with NAS has increased in the last year. Perhaps stronger consequences really are necessary. I think the bill should be edited to include all drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes. It should offer rehabilitation while pregnant and after, but I'm not sure what will happen to the babies. If they are taken away from the mother then will it be put up for adoption or will the family keep it? There can't be hundreds of babies given up while mothers are trying to rehabilitate themselves. However, endangering a fetus needs to be taken more seriously, and considering it as abuse is the only thing that makes sense. This really is a complicated thing with so many good and bad possibilities as results.
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Finally A Video On Child Abuse That Every Kid Can Watch And Learn From. Show It To Your Kids Tonight.

Finally A Video On Child Abuse That Every Kid Can Watch And Learn From. Show It To Your Kids Tonight. | CNM Sociology 2213 Spring '14: Deviant Behavior | Scoop.it
Spread this message and let kids know that help is just a call away.

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Kristy Gipson's curator insight, April 20, 2014 8:01 PM

I found this video here on scoop-it and I thought it would be something good to share with all of you. Maybe you have your own children,nieces, nephews or you have friends that have kids. I think this video explains to children the basics of what they need to know to hopefully keep them safe from a child predator. This video  kind of made me upset as I watched it because the thought of another person sexually abusing a child is beyond horrible. Please take the time to watch this video.  Every child should watch this. 

 

sara erdman's comment, April 22, 2014 10:12 AM
I think this video is great! I have a nephew and this is would be the best thing for him to watch! A lot of kids would be ashamed to tell anyone like the little girl did. Maybe if more adults showed kids this it would help them feel more comfortable on telling somebody if someone has touched them inapprpriatly.
Savannah Edmonds's comment, April 22, 2014 11:20 AM
Although it is so disturbing that this stuff happens to such innocent, precious children, making them aware that it it wrong and that it is okay to seek help, is of the utmost importance! I think this is a great way to to teach our young children about inappropriate touching or behavior. I wish there was a mandatory video and one time class, like this, in the schools here. It is so, so very important to talk to our children about this and on a level they could understand. This is great, thanks for sharing.
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Holder urges use of overdose-reversal drug - The Sacramento Bee

Holder urges use of overdose-reversal drug - The Sacramento Bee | CNM Sociology 2213 Spring '14: Deviant Behavior | Scoop.it
Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of celebrities and young people alike.
Erin Madden's insight:

In the wake of recent deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith, there has been more public discussion of heroin and reducing heroin-related deaths. The article describes some discussion of getting people better access to overdose reversal drugs: "The Justice Department says 17 states and the District of Columbia are taking steps to increase access to the reversal drug and that it has resulted in more than 10,000 overdose reversals since 2001." What do you think about this effort? Is it a good thing to distribute this drug and get more people to have it in their homes? or does distributing overdose reversal drugs encourage reckless drug use?


If you think it would help society in some way, what are those ways? And how would you go about getting overdose reversal drugs to more at risk people?
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Kristy Gipson's comment, April 19, 2014 1:40 PM
I honestly think that having this in your home or having access to a reversal drug would cause more drug use. People should learn to have self control. I also think that if people did not have this on hand they may be more likely to realize they have a problem and want to get help for it. Maybe there may be some exception as in use for younger children that have a drug problem and their parents are trying to help them but they are to young to snap that they have a problem. Then maybe this would be ok
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County drug problem affecting children - The Review

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County drug problem affecting children
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LISBON - Columbiana County's growing adult drug problem is exacting a toll from their children, according to the director of the county Department of Job and Family Services.

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Cody Trujeque's curator insight, April 15, 2014 1:35 AM

This article explains the connection between drug abuse and child abuse in this particular town. Children are being taken out of homes where the parents are incapacitated. this relates to what we were talking about last week on how substance abuse/addiction can cause one to lose their kids/families because they simply cannot stop using these particular substances. It is unfortunate that these children are being taken away from their parents but at that point it is the best thing for the children's wellbeing.  

Jason's comment, April 15, 2014 11:19 AM
Alcohol and drug abuse directly effects the kid that should be under the care of the parent or guardian. When that responsible party over drinks and abuses drugs, the child has no one to look after them properly. Yet, we can't stop these risky parents from putting these substances into their body. The only way i can see these high percentage child abuse crimes involving drugs is to go to the source of these illicit drugs and stop it. No drugs coming in means very more few abusers.
Sarah Beltran's comment, April 15, 2014 11:33 AM
It is sad that drug abuse affects children so much. Although these children are being taken away, it really is the best option for them. I can't believe that the number of cases with infants testing positive for drugs is increasing. The mothers won't even stop taking drugs during their pregnancy. At least the kids have opportunities to work and earn money when they're older. The program can help them be independent and hopefully, be able to start their own lives.
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Driver arrested in Southern California crash that killed 6 had previous DUI

Driver arrested in Southern California crash that killed 6 had previous DUI | CNM Sociology 2213 Spring '14: Deviant Behavior | Scoop.it
A 21-year-old woman arrested for investigation of drunk driving and manslaughter after a crash that killed six people had her license suspended as a teenager for driving under the influence, according to state Department of Motor Vehicle records.

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Marcus Irving's curator insight, April 14, 2014 4:47 PM

This story raises the question, is drinking excessive amounts of alcohol a disease that should be treated as such, or is it a poor choice made by the individual, in which their actions while under the influence should be given no special considerations. This tragic story is about a 21 year old woman from Diamond bar C.A. who had a previous dui from when she was 17,and just recently was involved in a drunk driving accident that took the lives of 6 people, including her own sister. The woman responsible for the accidents’ name is Olivia Culbreath and she is the mother of a newborn. If a person has a newborn baby that they are responsible for and decides that drinking and driving and putting people’s lives at risk is more important than being safe for the sake of her child, how should they be punished? Do you believe she should be seen as someone who made a mistake and given the opportunity to be rehabilitated (like the boy in the affluenza case), or tried and punished as a criminal offender?

Melissa Denetdale's comment, April 15, 2014 1:11 AM
This was seen as deviant behavior since it was a car accident that had alcohol involved. A person who drinks while pregnant is also seen as being deviant. In the eyes of criminal justice system, depending on the state, the unborn child is also considered an individual and is made an additional charge of the offender that caused the accident. I also think that women are labeled more severely than men when it comes to drinking and driving car accidents.
Ryley Wyrwitzke's comment, April 15, 2014 10:59 AM
This rises questions of what kind of a drinker she was. Was she a heavy drinker who did this all the time? Or made one decision while under the influence? A binge drinker who happened to get behind the wheel? Or a teen who was with friends and was headed home after a party? I feel there isn't enough info to put this on a scale. Sure, heavy drinking and always driving drunk would be seen as more deviant then one teen who made one wrong decision. No matter what the case however, this is an extremely deviant act involving alcohol. Not only that but it killed multiple people. In this case, I think that in the end, in response to Marcus's question, I believe that it should be prison time. Possibly (if it exists) prison with the rehabilitation during the sentence.
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3 Ways Drug Addiction Impacts Women Differently Than Men

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Kelsey Sunde's curator insight, December 11, 2013 11:09 AM

This artice wasn't too informitive, but i did notoice that they said drug addiction impacts woman differently than men. I can believe that, but i need more proof in that, because reguarldessof what gender, drug addiction impacts everyone different

Faith Suazo's curator insight, April 14, 2014 2:45 PM

I chose an addiction related scoop this week due to the fact that we are going over alcohol abuse in class now. While I was reading this article, I remembered the class lecture about mental illness in men versus mental illness in women.  We saw a video that illustrated the typical male signs of mental illness, which was the Joker threatening to kill a man over a phone call. Then we saw a clip from Twilight illustrating a typical female's mental illness signs, which was Bella sitting staring out a window for months and months due to her depression.  There are some obvious harmful effects for women to take up an addiction like the possible risks if a woman were to consider pregnancy and continued to consume the drugs and/ or alcohol. Prescription medications are not always taken properly, and those medications are already incredibly regulated as is.

Kim Warren's curator insight, April 20, 2014 9:32 PM

This article talks about the impacts of drugs on women as opposed to men.  The first reason said is that women have more emotional and mental problems than men tend to have.  This brings up the fact that not only the drug issue, but the stereotyping of women as being more emotionally affected and less physically.  Another point is on the idea of pregnancy.  As shown in the clip we watched, it does affect the unborn and new born infant and we should be careful about what we put in our bodies when pregnant.

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Female Prison Guard Pregnant with Inmate's Baby

Pregnant correctional officer Tyshinia Love Brewster of Poughkeepsie allegedly had sex with a male inmate at a maximum-security state prison in the…

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Jason's comment, April 15, 2014 11:27 AM
She is at her job of employment and should know the rules behind being a prison guard. The charge should stand because as a guard you do have the upper hand on the prisoners so even if there was consent, the guard is to blame.
Kristy Gipson's comment, April 19, 2014 1:51 PM
I think that this is a deviant act on her part. Why risk your own job and why declare yourself as deviant. Yes we as humans have our wants and desires but what could you possibly see or want in someone that is in prison, especially if they are in for along time. Then to open yourself up to the possibility of getting pregnant is totally absurd. She has labeled herself and this will follow her throughout jobs especially if she wants to continue in the prison field.
Faith Suazo's comment, April 21, 2014 11:47 AM
This story reminds me of the show Orange is the New Black, a television show about a middle class woman who goes to prison. In the show there are several occurrences with one particular male guard who continuously has sexual relations with inmates in exchange for drugs or cigarettes. And another guard refrains from any sexual relations because it might hurt his career, until he falls in love with one inmate and gets her pregnant. The pregnancy puts her location and the guard's career in jeopardy. I don''t believe that in this case the female guard had much to gain from such a risky act. I think that her goal was pleasure, but instead she ended up with a child. It would be scary enough to be a guard, much less at a maximum security prison. There is a reason inmates are not allowed to have weapons, this female guard put her life at risk. This kind of behavior makes law enforcement officials look vulnerable.
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Dallas woman accused of castrating, stabbing man 130 times testifies at murder trial

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I think that Cristal Richardson told jurors at her murder trial that she doesn’t recall everything that happened when she castrated Cedric Owens and stabbed him 130 times in a Far East Dallas motel room. But she she told jurors that she does remember she acted in self defense. Richardson, 29, ...


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Kristy Gipson's curator insight, April 13, 2014 10:07 PM

I think that this article really shows a lot of the theories that we have learned about.  This girl has suffered a great deal of abuse as a child, could this be a reflection of what has been done to her? I am very sure she has a lot of anger and hate built up inside of her.  She definitely has the label theory attached  to her because she has had several different arrests from a number of things.  This killing was so far off base and there would never be a reason to do this to another person. i can understand self defense but taking it to this extreme is hard to even wrap around my thoughts.  What do you think?

 

Kim Warren's curator insight, April 14, 2014 8:11 AM

In a positivist ideal, this article has quite a few reasons as to why its a murder.  One reason is that this murder did happen in the heat of the moment.  This woman claims that before she killed Cedric Owens, he was assaulting her and that the murder happened in the heat of the moment.   Another reason positivists might label this a murder is that this woman justifies that she killed him for the right reason: self defense.  She claims that he was raping her and hitting her.  She also claims that she was not on her medication that she needs to be coherent.

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The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

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Heartbleed: A look at which companies have issued a security patch to fix the Heartbleed bug.

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Supreme Court won't hear case on gay wedding snub

The Supreme Court declined Monday to decide if a New Mexico wedding photographer was within her rights when she refused to work at a same-sex ceremony.

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Chenelle Ridgway's curator insight, April 9, 2014 12:15 AM

I chose this article because it is sad that in the society we live in that is so well adapted and evolved we still have people who discriminate against one another. This couple refuses to photograph this marriage because it goes against their beliefs?! New Mexico has a strict law on anti-discrimination in the workplace, for work, you take as many customers and treat them all equally. I'm glad that the couple has decided to sue this business and I know I will NEVER ask for them as photographers. If you're going to let your beliefs stop you from giving your services to certain people because they go against your beliefs, you SHOULDN'T be in a business. In my opinion turning the couple down is deviant because if I had a business I would believe that I must treat all my customers equally and provide my services to anyone who requests it.

Erin Madden's comment, April 14, 2014 12:20 PM
Good article! Let's connect this more to topics we've discussed in class: Are there any examples of informal social control here? Deviant sexualities? Defining up/down?
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Obama Isn't Deporting 'Gangbanger' Immigrants, But Ones Who Run Red Lights - The Wire

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The Wire Obama Isn't Deporting 'Gangbanger' Immigrants, But Ones Who Run Red Lights The Wire Despite President Obama's expressed commitment to deporting only "gang bangers" and criminals, an investigation by The New York Times found that two-thirds...

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Kathy Febo's curator insight, April 8, 2014 12:01 PM

When I read media that highlights the things that are wrong in regards to emigration. I am reminded that this is one of the political parties both are talking heads and this has been how they get there base out to vote. This to me is also a way to keep down our 2nd class citizens . the ones that play by the rules should be given a break.

Erin Madden's comment, April 14, 2014 12:18 PM
And how does this connect to our discussions of violent crime, and especially the article we read about immigrants and crime?