Category: Social Issues

Please view our sample essays on social issues in this category.

Essay: The Cohabitation Revolution in the United States

Sample Essay Cohabitation is increasingly becoming the norm in today’s relationships. It is a phenomenon where partners live together and do everything together without a prior marriage arrangement (Manning & Smock, 2009). This phenomenon is what Manning and Smock (2009) refer to as the cohabitation revolution. It is increasingly converting what was a rare lifestyle into a typical experience in the lives of many people. (more…)

Essay: The relationship between symbolic play and language

Sample Essay Fein (1981) documented well the research on the relationship between dramatic play and language in early childhood. Pelligrini (1985 p.108) defines dramatic play as the behaviors that children use to transform the identities of actions, people and objects. Play has been linked to the increase in children’s vocabulary (Levy, Wolfgang & Koorland 1992) and in short story comprehension. It also facilitates decontextualized language use since the children assign a name to more than one action, person or object. (more…)

Essay: The need for more female prisons

Sample Essay Regarding correctional facilities, Bryant and Vorderer (2006: 37) propose that more female prisons need to be build and distributed accordingly within the UK. This is because of the fact that the rate of female offenders has increased significantly in the recent past. This would be instrumental in avoiding incidences of rape and sexual abuse that are related to mixing of female and male prisoners. Then, the prisons need to be equipped with sufficient sanitary facilities (Stanely & Wise, 1993). In addition, they should be led by female officials who understand the needs of women. Prison officers in this also need to be female to avoid incidences of sexual harassment of female prisoners. (more…)

Essay: The nature of sociological theorizing

Sample Essay Sociological theories of criminology explain crime causation in terms of the social environment that family, school, community, workplace, peer group, and society. There are three major sociological theories of crime and delinquency which are strain, social learning, and control theories that offer explanation to crime activities and criminals from a sociological perspective. The nature of sociological theorizing tends to focus on the features of the social environment that causes crime and criminals. (more…)

Essay: The purpose of the social initiative

Sample Essay The indicated purpose of the social initiative was to develop a defined social construct with a cohesive outcome based on the comprehensive contribution of each individual within the culture of the decision makers and policy developers.   The established, counterproductive culture of the social initiative contrasting “irrational” processes” and its established, counterproductive culture,  consequentially elicited a “group think” precept that depended on the contribution of each participant’s individual’s culture.  This “group think” precept called for a necessary cultural collaboration of individual contributions and perspectives, to guide and develop a finalized remedy for the “irrational” process.  This remedy was necessary to adhere to the overall purpose of constructing a social initiative despite contrasting conflicts. (more…)

Essay: The extent of domestic violence

Sample Essay The extent of domestic violence is a far more pervasive experience for women victims than it may be indicated by police statistics. However, efforts that are needed to estimate its actual occurrence and prevalence is hampered by methodological challenges and reluctance of women, men or children to disclose or/and report abuse due to loyalty, embarrassment or fear. In UK there is no dedicated national survey dealing with collecting, recording, analyzing and disseminating of statistics related to domestic violence and violence against women. (more…)

Essay: The Importance of Cultural Awareness

Sample Essay Cultural awareness significance derives its usefulness in the various cross-cultural researches that have made possible for abandonment of the culturally insensitive attitudes and behaviors resulting from misguided belief or ignorance in the international HRM field. According to Sparrow (2004), states that culturally insensitive behaviors and attitudes originating from human resources mangers ignorance or misguided beliefs such as "what works at home will work here" or "my way is best," (Stacey 1996; Mabey 1999) are not only inappropriate for human resources persons in international scene, but also attributed for failure of international business. (more…)

Essay: The Indian family structure

Sample Essay Early Thai society was divided into two classes namely; upper and lower strata which was hierarchically structured on social-economic factors. Men were formal heads of household while women had responsibility of controlling household activities to a certain level. Women were the key roles of obtaining and regulating household. Women dint hold significant position and leading role. In conceptual perspective, women are not powerful and influential than men (Pongsapich, 1990). In modern Thai, individuals prefer living with parents who have most resources in extended or shared household. Divorce rate is very low in the Thai, family structure was ideal for upbringing of children since both parents were present.. (more…)

Essay: Killings in Havana in 1960

Sample Essay In March 1960, a freighter by the name of La Coubre exploded killing around 75 people in Havana and this ended in increasing tensions between the two countries. Castro accused theUSof sinking the vessel and the same month President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed in to law an agreement to have the CIA train Cuban refugees to overthrow the Cuban government. President john F. Kennedy rejected a plan to land the dissidents in Trinidad and “the CIA suggested a new area, the Bahia de Cochinos, orBay of Pigs” (Weeks 124).  This led to theBay of Pigsinvasion in 1961 but it did not succeed. (more…)