Defining Social Issues

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TOPIC: Define Social Issues

THESIS STATEMENT:
The term Social Issues may be defined as problems or social conditions that affect members of a society such as poverty, domestic violence and gang violence

TOPICSENTENCE OUTLINE

POVERTYPoverty is one of the social problems faced by members of a society; it is a condition whereby individuals lack the financial resources to enjoy a minimum standard of living.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCEAnother devastating social condition is domestic violence, since its effects are felt far outside the home.
GANG VIOLENCEGang violence as a social ill is one of the most damaging acts that society often faces by instilling fear and distrust.

Social issues are an integral part of social life. The term social issues refer to social conditions, processes and attitudes that are commonly perceived to be negative and undesirable (Jamrozik et al.1998). When social issues are mentioned they tend to refer to, problems that affect people living together in a society. It would be easy to assume that a social problem only affect people who it directly touches, but this is not the case. Easy spread of disease for example, may affect the society at large. It is also important to understand that social problems within a society affect its interaction with other societies. The term social issues may be defined as problems or conditions that affect members of society such as poverty, domestic violence and gang violence.

Poverty is one of the social problems faced by members of a society; it is a condition whereby individuals lack the financial resources to enjoy a minimum standard of living. The 2008 country poverty assessment showed that 37.7% of Grenada’s population is living below the poverty line and an estimated 2.4% of the people were unable to afford food that would yield the minimum daily caloric intake for health and sustenance. This affects the nutritional status and hence the cognitive abilities of students,...
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