Justice for Children Test 2.docx

Which states that the popular culture is manipulated

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which states that the popular culture is manipulated to sell a mentality that would benefit a capitalistic society. Public relations experts argue that this mentality is produced by a small group of individuals in power who know how the masses think and thus produce images and ideas that would benefit the government and private companies. This mentality in the popular culture is reflected in the media and advertisements, which can then influence societal views of behaviours and laws, especially when it comes to the youth. Capitalism is centralized around the idea of individuals making money and spending money. Individuals who are working or consuming goods are welcomed in society and tend to be free of stigma. Youth, however, are often the subject of scrutiny since they are often depicted in the media as lazy and unambitious. This is not the case as the youth really just lack the resources to follow such expectations. An example of society exhibiting a negative reaction to youth with regards to its capitalistic values is with the act of loitering, which is considered an offence. Loitering ties in with the typical behaviours of youth, which is hanging out in public areas, being idle, and not contributing to anything productive in the eyes of the masses. In other words, by loitering, youth are not making money nor spending it, which means they are deviating from the capitalistic expectations imposed on them by the popular culture.
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[Type here] Push-Pull Factors Push-pull factors help explain what causes an individual to deviate from societal expectations. Push factors are influences that drive individuals away from their everyday lives such as family and school. Pull factors are influences that attract individuals to a state of freedom, such as the streets. Push-Pull factors are significant to the idea of youth crime. School and family are push factors that have a close relationship. If a child does not find school to be very engaging and reflects their feelings in their grades, their teacher may tell the child’s parents about their poor performance. The parents may punish their child for this, causing the child to feel resent towards their teacher and family, further pushing the child away from the two. This results in youth not seeing schooling as important and wanting to escape their home-life, moving away from their conventional bounds. In a search for freedom, youth will turn to the streets which is perceived as a mysterious and welcoming environment. It is on the streets that the youth realize they must adapt to survive. Given their young age and limited education and skills, youth often find themselves being rejected numerous times for jobs applications. Youth will resent work in general as a result, stating it contradicts their ambition to be free and adventurous.
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