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    the community, which demonstrates how those who have less power are typically targets for scapegoating. Additionally, the village elder, Old Man Warner, serves to demonstrate how humans are capable of associating events that are not related, which leads to illogical conclusions. Furthermore, Mr. Summers shows the ability of even the most progressive people to murder their own peers, due to the effect of being in large groups. Jackson finally incorporates the Delacroix family into the story to show how simple it is to taint the…

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    The Deadly Blame Game Salem Massachusetts during the Witch Trials was not a place anyone would want to live. New witchcraft accusations came in everyday, with little to no evidence. Hangings and vicious back stabbing plagued the village. Throughout history we have seen time and time again how nasty humans can become when their life hangs in the balance. Scapegoating, mob mentality and quickly coming to conclusions “The Examination of Sarah Good’ demonstrates how quick…

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    Racism In Jasper Jones

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    Craig Silvey’s novel 2009 novel, Jasper Jones, is coming of age story set in the fictional mining town of Corrigan, Australia over the summer of 1965 where the protagonist, Charlie Bucktin is exposed to confronting issues which ultimately change the way in which he views the world. As Lois T. Stover noted in 2001, “Good young adult literature deals with the themes and issues which mirror the concerns of society … [and] help[s] readers understand the complexities … [of] these issues.” Jasper…

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    Scapegoat

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    Scapegoating and the Psychological Conflict It Plays in One’s Mind Nearly 3,000 lives were lost during the tragedy of the twin towers on September 11, 2001. The impact of this merciless attack affected numerous Americans. Up to this day, American’s perspective on one religious group, Muslims, have been changed for the worse because many people attributed the blame on the attack to them. Why does one’s perspective seldom let them see when they are blaming a scapegoat? Two stories that convey how…

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    Female Victim Blaming

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    The use of sexual description of female victims also acts as a method of victim blaming (Malamuth & Check, 1981). The way in which a victim is described and the details surrounding her persona play an influential role in the way she is represented. The inclusion of details of her past relationships, her appearance, whether she had been drunk or on drugs, where she had been and what her activities are often aimed to blame the victim for her attack (Meyers, 1997). In the same report on the rape…

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    Internet Moral Panics

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    Teens and Internet Moral Panics Technology has become an essential part of the everyday lives of people. Social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are becoming a popular trend and young teenagers are introduced to a world of interaction through technology. However, many parents have become wary of the effects social media has on their children’s behavior. Teenagers are susceptible to various types of content portrayed through social media. To many parent’s social media sites…

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    Victim Blaming In Rape

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    Literature Review Theoretical Orientation Living in a society where victim blaming in rape cases has become a social norm when exploring rape culture as a whole. Focusing primarily on victim blaming, research can provide evidence of inequalities in the criminal justice system that impacts the sentencing of perpetrators. Common aspects seem from victim blaming is creditable of the victim, perpetrator’s race, and/or class, and patriarchy has all influence sentencing in regards to the guilty…

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    Picking Cotton Analysis

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    Victims of rape are sometimes led to believe it was their fault that the horrific crime occurred. This is utterly disgusting to even try to pin the blame on the victim. Victims of rape are not at fault. A person's attire, looks, alcohol consumption, sexuality, gender, and/or race does not give anyone permission to take advantage of them. There is no excuse for anyone to commit such a despicable crime. Victims are sometimes ridiculed and looked down upon and this must stop. A change of culture…

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    Can you imagine walking down the street and passing a sex offender? Odds are you have passed something like three in the last month. Now imagine passing a victim. It is likely that you have seen more than can even be calculated, primarily due to the fact that most victims do not report their attack. While these numbers are not prudent to my argument, I would like the idea of perpetrators and victims to ruminate in your head for a bit. Do you remember the rapist Brock Turner? It is unlikely that…

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    Witch Trials Dbq Analysis

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    acknowledging themselves a witch, or accusing others of witchcraft, as a way to escape torture. In document 7, a painting by Jan Luyken in Amsterdam during 1571, a human body is being burned in front of a crowd of people. This was often used as a way to force the person into admitting the crime or giving the names of others. The legal system often didn’t use an efficient line of questioning or research to prove a person guilty. This legal system was not the most truthful way of getting answers.…

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