Leadership Case Study: Understand the Roots of Corruption in Bell, California

By Ehap Alahmed In 2010, a massive level of corruption was discovered in Bell, California. Robert Rizzo, the city’s Chief Administrator Officer, made $1.5 million in total compensation annually, and four of the city’s five Councilmembers earned nearly $100,000 per year. The money was extracted from (a) raising property taxes; (b) issuing bonds for imaginary…

Human Trafficking: Modern Slavery

By Ginalynne DeCesare August 23rd is marked as the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. This date had marked the beginning of the end for the transatlantic slave trade. Unfortunately, this event did not mark the end of slavery altogether. Modern-day slavery in the 21st century is still a widespread…

Helping Professional’s Perceptions of Male Victimization in Prisons

By Chelsea Clark Between the years of 1980 and 2015, the number of Americans incarcerated increased from 500,000 to over 2.2 million. Of those 2.2 million, 93.2% are males.  In addition, around 5% of men disclose being victimized while incarcerated. Take a look at this clip Based on the social construction of masculinity, men are…

High School Dropout Rates: A Social Issue

By Whitney Gallup One of the greater issues facing the youth of the country is the high school dropout rate. Every year we experience over a million students who drop out due to various circumstances. While the high school percentages in the U.S. are lower than they were forty years ago, there is still a…

History of Psychedelics in Western Culture

Undoubtedly, figureheads, such as, Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, and Ken Kesey, in the psychedelic movement had huge cultural impact during the 1960’s and beyond. From the anti-establishment to the radically spiritual views, ideologies proposed during the 1960’s revolutionized popular culture.

Does prison visitation reduce recidivism?

By Joonbeom Bae Introduction In 2014, the United States held approximately 1,561,500 prisoners in state and federal correctional facilities. Compared to 2013, the number of the prisoners has decreased to around 15,400 prisoners. It means that numerous people had been released into society. Naturally, one of the prison’s characteristics is retaliation against what the criminals…

Domestic Violence: Men as the Victims

By Chelsea Ann Clark  Every day, there are 20 people per minute in the United States who are becoming victims of physical domestic violence. That’s 1,200 people an hour and 28,800 people a day. By definition domestic violence entails many other areas such as: physical, sexual, stalking, psychological or financial abuse. So what would the…