In this essay I am going to discuss and identify a range of explanations for inequalities in a contemporary UK society. What does Inequality mean? There have been many explanations to the meaning of equality and the reasons why inequality exists. From the authors view point inequality means the inability to bring about equal treatment or same access as another. This view point can be elaborated on exponentially as there are many sources of inequality within the UK. Many questions can be raised...
Modern welfare state development is generally considered to lead to social security or benefits payments, social housing provision, health provision, social work and educational services. Together these services are known as the 'big five' but these services tend to develop over time and have differed in quantity, availability and quality. Provision and development can change due to social, economic and political factors (Spicker, 1995, p. 3). State provision of welfare has a long history, in...
Deconcentration model of decentralization is represented by two main characteristics. The first one defines the offices of the central government which are places in the local governments, which even though provides feedback to the central government about the local service delivery preferences; it implements the central plan at the end. The second characteristic defines the authority of the central government in the decision making process when it comes to the employment of the local staff....
Abortion involves removing the embryo or fetus from the uterus, which results in the death of the embryo. Abortion also has another meaning which is the procedure done during pregnancy to remove the embryo inside the uterus. Abortion can happen by accident such as miscarriage or natural causes or on purpose by performing minor operation. However, most of the abortions are done intentionally. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion) It is shown in the below graph the statistics of number of woman...
The criminal justice system and prison experience are common elements of popular culture and public discourse. Candidates for public office frequently verbalize their positions on tough sentencing, crime levels, and prison over-crowding. The nightly news is littered with stories of criminals arrested for a litany of different offenses, often sparking dinner-table debates over the manner in which society should addresses such instances of malfeasance. Even so, dialogue regarding the...
INSTRUMNETAL METHODS FOR THE QUANTIFICATION OF CAPSAICINOIDS. INTRODUCTION Capsiacinoids are natural alkaloid compounds found in pepper fruits (Capsium spp.) which are responsible for the burning sensation experienced when chewed. They are typical of hot pepper fruits. They also cause the nose and eyes to run and induce perspiration. Biosynthesis of capsiacinoids occurs in the placenta and accumulate in vacoules by epidermal cells and are then excreted on the internal pericarp...
It was a clear Tuesday morning. It began like every other day; people got ready to go to work, children were on their way to school, and both young and old were preparing for their travels. Life was going on as normal. However, things quickly began to change. Everything started to go wrong that morning around 8:00am. A group of men who were a part of the Al Qaeda which was led by Osama bin Laden decided that they would make it their goal to hijack a number of planes from both American and...
The term 'social science' is a misnomer which masks the necessarily different epistemic methods and ontological realities consistent with natural and social realms respectively". Critically appraise this claim In this essay I intend to dispute the notion that the term social science is a misnomer. Firstly, I will define social science, and then focus on the differences between rationalism and empiricism without whose existence there would be no epistemology. Empiricism will receive more...
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the law relating to either race discrimination, sex discrimination or disability discrimination? Relating to disability discrimination: Disability discrimination is legally prohibited and controlled in the UK via two main statutory instruments, the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (DDA) (previously the Disability Discrimination Act 1995) and the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) Act 1999. Further legislation extends the scope of coverage; for example,...
IS THE BRITISH WELFARE STATE RESPONSIBLE FOR MANY CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS?Introduction The idea of a welfare state can be taken to have different meaning depending on the way it is applied. The welfare state in all countries is however supposed to meet some basic objectives or needs of a state and therefore takes care of the welfare of all the members. There are some basic ideas that pertains the formation of any welfare state. The welfare state is taken as the ideal model of provision...