SOCIAL CONTROL AND DEVIANCE: BULLYING 1
Social Control andCriminal Deviance: Bullying
Bullying is a behavior that harms, humiliates and hurts a studenteither emotionally or physically and which can occur while in thecommunity, online, or at school. Barbara Coloroso argues that thereis a close correlation between bullying and genocide. According toColoroso, genocide starts at schools when students start todehumanize their schoolmates by giving them labels such as “slut","whole", "gay" or "black."
From the student guide to research, the most important step needed toanalyze and study the issue of bullying is the marshaling of solidstudies, casualties, and perpetrator testimonies as depicted byColoroso in the Ted video. It is often hard to assess whether thecontact between two or more students amounts to bullying. Therefore,it is crucial that investigators to an alleged bullying incidentinterrogate the interaction between the students to ascertain whetheran act of bullying occurred or not.
It is through marshaling solid studies, casualties, and perpetratortestimonies that the material facts of an alleged bullying incidentcan be collected. Solid studies entail substantiating facts fromlies. Likewise, perpetrator testimonies enable the investigators tounderstand what transpired during the alleged bullying incident. Onthe other hand, casualties refer to the consequences of the allegedact of bullying. For example, interrogating the alleged victim mayreveal the economic, emotional and psychological effects of thebullying incident.
There is a close relationship between bullying and agents ofsocialization. For instance, most children who turn out to be bullieswere victims of physical and emotional abuse when they young. Interms of school, most bullies do not do well academically. As aresult, they are often mistreated and ridiculed by teachers andfellow schoolmates by being labeled failures. Also, most bullies havepeers who exhibit violent behaviors. Besides, a student`s desire tobelong to a certain group may pressure him/her to engage in bullyingactivities.