Hello All, A social problem is an issue that affects a large amount of people, can be corrected given collective action, deviates from group values and norms, shows an exercise in power, and prevents or reduces the effectiveness of social institutions. When angling for a cause or correlation of a problem it is important to understand what a social problem is and what it is not. A social problem hurts a lot of people and a cause is not always clear on the surface. When trying to find the cause or correlation it is important to know that any change in the act of trying to improve or resist the social problem will also affect all involved and/or other groups. Research focuses on several aspects of a social problem. A social problem can come from the functionalist perspective in which society is like a machine, focused on the functionality, each piece having its own part to play in the grand scheme of life. The conflict perspective shows the idea of chaos being center in society which smaller groups fighting for power amongst themselves trying to influence other groups with their ideology. The interactionist perspective on the other hand focuses on microsociology, or the individual on-goings in each person's life like molecules of an object, each having their own experience within a collective. In this perspective every action is seen as influencing another and a cause for another's actions. Tika Hi Everyone, This article highlights the foundational differences in short-term homelessness and long-term homelessness. It addresses a misunderstanding from the public that all people who are homeless have no one to help them and do not want to help themselves. It is easy to overlook a social problem if you believe it created itself and that there is no solution. I believe many communities do this because humanitarian efforts are seen as "too much work" if they cannot just flip money at it. The simple truth is that a lot of these people have mental disorders and the community should want to come together to address this rising concern. This means large social networking groups that are reliable and consistently available to help. The increasingly large numbers pose other questions and solving this issue sounds much easier than reality would be. This article really helps point out inconsistencies and point out what has been overlooked, but it only leads to influence more studies to find a better understanding and solution to this problem. When it comes to the analysis, I did not find myself struggling to answer the questions, but felt like more in depth answers were easier to come by due to interest. There are times when my view comes off as harsh, but I think it is important for more studies to be done and separate those who are truly homeless from those who pretend. Living in Florida for the last few years, I see and hear about so many people panhandling and claiming they are poor, etc. in order to get money, but they live in very nice homes and even drive nice cars (they are seen getting into after the day). It is frustrating and upsetting to me as an
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