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Running Head: VIOLENT CRIME EFFECTS ON ACADEMICS IN JACKSON, MS

Violent Crime Effects on Academics in Jackson, MS


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VIOLENT CRIME EFFECTS ON ACADEMICS IN JACKSON, MS

Violent Crime Effects on Academics in Jackson, MS

Introduction
The paper will attempt to discuss the effects of violent crimes on the academics in Jackson
and provide a brief analysis of how schools and colleges are affected by these crimes the paper
will also focus on the topic of suffering of child education due to such crimes. The paper will
also elaborate the factors that have influenced the crimes and will highlight the causes and effects
on the academic community. In order to complete the paper different sources will be used.
Scholarly articles and books will be used as a reference to strengthen the argument. In the end
the paper will provide the conclusion. In this regard following hypothesis can be prepared
Violence has disturbed the social fabric of the society which has resulted in disturbance in
academics in Jason Mississippi. The paper will continue to unfold statistics and arguments on
the basis of the hypothesis provided. Data and methods and type of data collection that will be
used in the paper are based on samples. Sample will be taken from the general papulation
through survey. There will be a proper questionnaire so that individuals can share their ideas. As
far as the independent and dependent variables are concerned, dependent variables are the
academics that are affected by the independent variables that are violent crimes perpetuated by
the criminals. Method of analysis will be based on subject and results provided by the
questionnaire.

VIOLENT CRIME EFFECTS ON ACADEMICS IN JACKSON, MS

One of the growing issues in United States is the effect of crimes on Academics. There are
several other issues that affect the academics and educational institutions. There are also factors
that affect the students in terms of their education, but violent crime affects institutes, schools,
teachers, professors and over all academia. The rate of violent crime has increased in recent years
not only outside the schools but within the schools. This affects the psychology of students and
teachers as well. The same situation can be clearly identified in Jason Mississippi. Due to violent
crimes there had been many effects on academics. One of the reasons is fear of violence in
students and teachers.
According to the sources, a huge number of students drop out of secondary school each
day. For most, academic struggles and absence of boost make the fantasy of finishing secondary
school and post-secondary training appear to be inconceivable. Down and out and crushed,
numerous young abandon their studies. The students in Jackson who took admission in 2004 in
ninth grade, almost half of these students graduated after four years shows the intensity of the
problem. Of the roughly 2,669 students in that ninth grade class, after four years, only 1,441
students were left behind which is almost half of the number in the first year.
The majority of these students are youth as 98 percent of Jackson's school enlistment is
minority, 97.5 percent of which are black. Inability to finish secondary school affects life results
for youngsters for a long-term. Numerous will persevere unemployment and destitution because
of absence of training and aptitudes. A few variables influence a youngster's advancement and
academic accomplishment in school: the school environment, the states of the group in which
they live, family security, and associate impacts. In low-salary groups, the mix of every one of
these variables makes it greatly troublesome for youth to grow well, accomplish in school, and
stay on the way to achievement. For youth to flourish, it requires the aggregate exertion of a

VIOLENT CRIME EFFECTS ON ACADEMICS IN JACKSON, MS

whole group to address numerous hindrances and uproot boundaries that obstruct a youngster's
capacity to succeed in school and work.
The reasons that scholars believe of violence is unemployment, drugs, community and
family effects. Scholars believe that mostly those people are involved in crimes those have bad
company. Mostly they are dropout youngster from the collages who take drugs and finds
fascination in violence. Due to drugs their minds are also affected so they tend to be more
inclined towards violence. The dugs directly affect the brains and human thinking system making
him venerable for the people who can use them for violence. In addition to this violent groups
are play as a barrier in educational institutions. There had been incidents where violent measures
are used within the schools that can harm the student phycology.
The basic reason why violent crimes affect the academics is the fear in the minds of
parents. Being a parent, no one will allow their child to study in a harmful environment. When
the families consider the environment unsafe for their child they will not allow them to go to
schools. The amount of fear not only resides in the families of the students, the fear also affects
the teachers. They are also threatened by the violent crimes. One more thing that can be mention
here is the effect on the psychology of the students.
The youth students are also affected by the violence in the way that their psychology is
affected. As violence has its own fascination, the doctors believed that young brains that are at
learning age are disturbed by the violence. Their brains are affected and they cannot focus on the
other elements. There has been research conducted in many universities regarding violence effect
on human brain and they believe that not only violence in real life but also violence in games and
movies affect the psychology and brains of children. This provides brain to adopt an aggressive

VIOLENT CRIME EFFECTS ON ACADEMICS IN JACKSON, MS

behavior towards the normal things. Violence also effects child brain in a manner that their
thinking ability declines and they took decision on the basis of aggressive behavior. Violence in
schools also affects the teachers which cannot properly communicate their teachings to the
students. They also remain in constant fear due to which they are absent from classes. It has also
been noticed that educational institutes and colleges are worst effectives of the violent crimes.
They had to remain close for many days resulting in educational loss of students.
Conclusion
An excess of youth are lost every year when they drop out of school without finishing a
secondary school education. They are bound for long lasting destitution and trouble that they are
not able to finish their schooling and get the right stuff also, information that will empower them
to work and have a significant aptitude. Groups will endure massively in the event that this issue
is not tended to they will lose a critical measure of human capital, and will face increasing
expenses out in the open administrations to address the issues of an uneducated populace.
Youngsters, especially those in low income groups must overcome numerous obstacles to be
effective, including the states of their schools and neighborhoods. Groups must unite as one to
figure out how to systemically manage these issues - such as coming up short schools, family
destitution, unemployment, and youth roughness with the goal that young can be effective. By
utilizing information to control the arranging and utilization of assets, groups can make
reasonable arrangements that will help to keep youth on the way to accomplishment in school
and in overall life. Steps must be taken to reduce and eventually eradicate violent crimes so that
students can properly learn and grow.

VIOLENT CRIME EFFECTS ON ACADEMICS IN JACKSON, MS

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VIOLENT CRIME EFFECTS ON ACADEMICS IN JACKSON, MS

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