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Unformatted text preview: involve students more, revamp their education program, and teach students about abstinence. Found in our most recent reading, Bad Boys , in some lower class schools, students are labeled right away as becoming failures, or even foreseen to be put in jail at some point in their life. In adolescence, their noticeable deviance and the reaction to it will have been so reinforced by the community that their lives will be effectively channeled into ways of life that match the self-image they developed (Chambliss p.11). If a young woman is already expected to drop out and become a bum, I am sure that she would think differently about getting pregnant than if she had a bright future to look forward to. Labeling needs to stop. It only discourages young women about their futures, and becoming pregnant and having someone to look after and love may not seem like such a bad idea after all....
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course SOC 151 taught by Professor Brandsen during the Spring '08 term at Calvin.
- Spring '08