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Sociology
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Student’s Name
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Media is one of the most compelling bodies that helps in ensuring that different actions
taking place in various parts of the world have been communicated to people in other parts of
the world. Through the use of medial, information is easily transmitted from one location to
the other. Media further helps in creating awareness in case there has been a rise of global
challenges. Over time, medial has been applied in publicizing criminal activities that take part
in the world. This helps any person who might come across that information be cautious over
where that crime happened (Asiyai, 2019). This paper will discuss an example of deviant
behaviour that has ever been published online and made available to the world. Moreover, we
will discuss how the behaviour connects to a specific theory of deviance and society views the
behaviour.
Some deviant behaviour may be accepted by a given society but rejected by the other.
Some examples of these behaviours include excessive drinking, illegal hunting, drugs, and
eating disorders. In this paper, "drug abuse" is the behaviour that has been discussed. This
behaviour has been addressed in the article "Drug dependence for 'feel-good factor' rising
among youth: experts." Written by Anuradha Mascarenhas on October 6, 2021. The rise of
drug and substance use among young people has been the leading cause of the selection of the
article.
Moreover, it is a behaviour that has led to a rise in other criminal cases such as rape and
robbery. Hirschi's original control/bond theory stands as the best theory of deviance that would
explain the behaviour in the best way. This follows the fact that this theory discusses different
aspects that lead to one developing a specific behaviour Michael K. (Dzordzormenyoh et al.,
2021). Moreover, the theory accounts for additional responsibilities that both family and school
play in developing characters among peers. If one fails in performing what is expected of them,
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chances are high there would be a challenge in settling measures that would promote a healthy
society.
Moreover, Hirschi's original control theory affirms that some behaviours are developed
when ties that join the family, school, and other aspects of society are weakened. This indicates
that youth substance use results from hostile relations among the three stakeholders
(Hanımoğlu, 2018). Poor relations between family and society have contributed to the rise in
drugs for community members who would not question individuals even when they go against
social norms.
Hirschi's original control theory further explains the behaviour by providing possible
solutions that would be effective when put in place. Furthermore, if implemented, it would
reinforce the relationship between society and the individual who at times was a victim of the
behaviour (Srebrenica, 2019). This theory also questions society stakeholders for not laying
effective measures that would ensure a reduction in the use of drugs among the young
generation.
From the article, young people aged 18 to 35 years of age stand as the primary
population affected by the problem. Other research conducted in various parts of the world
recorded that most young people, including university students, have been associated with
substance use. This has at times prevented them from performing as it would be expected of
them. Other cases that the article outline as a result of substance use include committing
suicide.
The article has further discussed different factors that have led to the rise in drugs
among teens. Young people have stood as the most affected population when considering both
articles. After a compelling analysis of the posts, it was found that most young people have
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been introduced to the use of substances by their peers. In other instances, it was found that
family problems have further contributed to the rise in behaviour. Another reason that has led
to rising in drug and substance abuse is the need for people to "feel good." The article has
outlined that some young people believe that being associated in use of the drug would help
them cope with challenging situations and overcome challenges that they encounter.
Marijuana has been mentioned as one of the most abused drugs among youths in the
article. Research has indicated that many cases of substance use among young people have
been recorded since the outbreak of COVID-19. One of the reasons that have been associated
with this is that most of the schools were closed, and children lacked someone on their lookout.
Peer pressure among young people further contributed to the rise of the behaviour.
In most communities, young people do not use substances such as tobacco, marijuana,
and alcohol. Social guidelines were developed, and they blocked young people from the use of
drugs. This led to the development of a healthy society that respected human dignity. However,
digitalization affects social setup, and interrelation among different societies leads to an
overflow of some cultural behaviours (Edgerton, 2020). This, in return, led to uncontrollable
development of behaviour that promoted substances use among the young generation. This
shows that there has been a disconnection between all parties that lead to the development of
good morals, as Hirschi's original control theory outlines.
From the above discussion, it can be concluded that different behaviours are highly
connected to an individual's society (Chauke & Malatji, 2018). Moreover, various stakeholders
contribute to the development of any behaviour. Family, schools, and community are some of
the stakeholders stated to have contributed to the substance use among students and other
young people. When the three are connected, most challenges that affect the young generation
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are addressed. The above discussion has further outlined how different theories of deviance
interrelate with deviant behaviours and how they would address the issue.
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References
Anuradha Mascarenhas, (October, 2021). Drug dependence for 'feel-good factor' rising among
youth: experts. Retrieved from: https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/drug-
dependence-for-feel-good-factor-rising-among-youth-experts-7554990/
Asiyai, R. I. (2019). Deviant behaviour in secondary school and its impact on students’
learning. Journal of educational and social research, 9(3), 170.
Chauke, T. A., & Malatji, K. S. (2018). Youth experiences of deviant behaviour as portrayed
in some television programmes: a case of the youth of 21st century. Gender and
Behaviour, 16(3), 12178-12189.
Edgerton, R. B. (2020). 13. The Study of DevianceMarginal Man or Everyman?. In The
making of psychological anthropology (pp. 444-476). University of California Press.
Francis D. Boateng, Michael K. Dzordzormenyoh, Nana S. Adjekum-Boateng & Isaac Nortey
Darko, (2021). Substance Use among Students: Examining the Effects of Psychological
Problems and the Five Dimensions of Personality Traits. Retrieved from;
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01639625.2021.1953361
Hanımoğlu, Egemen. (2018). Deviant Behavior in School Setting. Journal of Education and
Training Studies. 6. 133. 10.11114/jets.v6i10.3418. Retrieved from:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327313352_Deviant_Behavior_in_School_
Setting
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Srebrenica, B. (2019). WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? A THEORETICAL
EXPLORATION OF SELF-IDENTITY IN PREDISPOSITION TO AGGRESSIVE
BEHAVIOUR.

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1 Sociology Instructor’s Name Student’s Name Date SOCIOLOGY 2 Media is one of the most compelling bodies that helps in ensuring that different actions taking place in various parts of the world have been communicated to people in other parts of the world. Through the use of medial, information is easily transmitted from one location to the other. Media further helps in creating awareness in case there has been a rise of global challenges. Over time, medial has been applied in publicizing criminal activities that take part in the world. This helps any person who might come across that information be cautious over where that crime happened (Asiyai, 2019). This paper will discuss an example of deviant behaviour that has ever been published online and made available to the world. Moreover, we will discuss how the behaviour connects to a specific theory of deviance and society views the behaviour. Some deviant behaviour may be accepted by a given society but rejected by the other. Some examples of these behaviours include excessive drinking, illegal hunting, drugs, and eating disorders. In this paper, "drug abuse" is the behaviour that has been discussed. This behaviour has been addressed in the article "Drug dependence for 'feel-good factor' rising among youth: experts." Written by Anuradha Mascarenhas on October 6, 2021. The rise of drug and substance use among young people has been the leading cause of the selection of the article. Moreover, it is a behaviour that has led to a rise in other criminal cases such as rape and robbery. Hirschi's original control/bond theory stands as the best theory of deviance that would explain the behaviour in the best way. This follows the fact that this theory discusses different aspects that lead to one developing a specific behaviour Michael K. (Dzordzormenyoh et al., 2021). Moreover, the theory accounts for additional responsibilities that both family and school play in developing characters among peers. If one fails in performing what is expected of them, SOCIOLOGY 3 chances are high there would be a challenge in settling measures that would promote a healthy society. Moreover, Hirschi's original control theory affirms that some behaviours are developed when ties that join the family, school, and other aspects of society are weakened. This indicates that youth substance use results from hostile relations among the three stakeholders (Hanımoğlu, 2018). Poor relations between family and society have contributed to the rise in drugs for community members who would not question individuals even when they go against social norms. Hirschi's original control theory further explains the behaviour by providing possible solutions that would be effective when put in place. Furthermore, if implemented, it would reinforce the relationship between society and the individual who at times was a victim of the behaviour (Srebrenica, 2019). This theory also questions society stakeholders for not laying effective measures that would ensure a reduction in the use of drugs among the young generation. From the article, young people aged 18 to 35 years of age stand as the primary population affected by the problem. Other research conducted in various parts of the world recorded that most young people, including university students, have been associated with substance use. This has at times prevented them from performing as it would be expected of them. Other cases that the article outline as a result of substance use include committing suicide. The article has further discussed different factors that have led to the rise in drugs among teens. Young people have stood as the most affected population when considering both articles. After a compelling analysis of the posts, it was found that most young people have SOCIOLOGY 4 been introduced to the use of substances by their peers. In other instances, it was found that family problems have further contributed to the rise in behaviour. Another reason that has led to rising in drug and substance abuse is the need for people to "feel good." The article has outlined that some young people believe that being associated in use of the drug would help them cope with challenging situations and overcome challenges that they encounter. Marijuana has been mentioned as one of the most abused drugs among youths in the article. Research has indicated that many cases of substance use among young people have been recorded since the outbreak of COVID-19. One of the reasons that have been associated with this is that most of the schools were closed, and children lacked someone on their lookout. Peer pressure among young people further contributed to the rise of the behaviour. In most communities, young people do not use substances such as tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol. Social guidelines were developed, and they blocked young people from the use of drugs. This led to the development of a healthy society that respected human dignity. However, digitalization affects social setup, and interrelation among different societies leads to an overflow of some cultural behaviours (Edgerton, 2020). This, in return, led to uncontrollable development of behaviour that promoted substances use among the young generation. This shows that there has been a disconnection between all parties that lead to the development of good morals, as Hirschi's original control theory outlines. From the above discussion, it can be concluded that different behaviours are highly connected to an individual's society (Chauke & Malatji, 2018). Moreover, various stakeholders contribute to the development of any behaviour. Family, schools, and community are some of the stakeholders stated to have contributed to the substance use among students and other young people. When the three are connected, most challenges that affect the young generation SOCIOLOGY 5 are addressed. The above discussion has further outlined how different theories of deviance interrelate with deviant behaviours and how they would address the issue. SOCIOLOGY 6 References Anuradha Mascarenhas, (October, 2021). Drug dependence for 'feel-good factor' rising among youth: experts. Retrieved from: https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/drugdependence-for-feel-good-factor-rising-among-youth-experts-7554990/ Asiyai, R. I. (2019). Deviant behaviour in secondary school and its impact on students’ learning. Journal of educational and social research, 9(3), 170. Chauke, T. A., & Malatji, K. S. (2018). Youth experiences of deviant behaviour as portrayed in some television programmes: a case of the youth of 21st century. Gender and Behaviour, 16(3), 12178-12189. Edgerton, R. B. (2020). 13. The Study of Deviance—Marginal Man or Everyman?. In The making of psychological anthropology (pp. 444-476). University of California Press. Francis D. Boateng, Michael K. Dzordzormenyoh, Nana S. Adjekum-Boateng & Isaac Nortey Darko, (2021). Substance Use among Students: Examining the Effects of Psychological Problems and the Five Dimensions of Personality Traits. Retrieved from; https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01639625.2021.1953361 Hanımoğlu, Egemen. (2018). Deviant Behavior in School Setting. Journal of Education and Training Studies. 6. 133. 10.11114/jets.v6i10.3418. Retrieved from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327313352_Deviant_Behavior_in_School_ Setting SOCIOLOGY 7 Srebrenica, B. (2019). WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? A THEORETICAL EXPLORATION OF SELF-IDENTITY IN PREDISPOSITION TO AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR. Name: Description: ...
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