This book covers many topics that are important to M. Holmes because these are the topics that influence the daily lives of the youth in our communities. The book is not in any particular order, but M. Holmes believes that everyone who reads this book will find something of interest that they will be passionate about. M. Holmes hopes that it will gain the interest of many individuals. The purpose of Deviance is to encourage people to take a stand and to do something to make this world a better place. M. Holmes suggests that we start in our communities. M. Holmes points out that once realized that the community is where crime is manifested, society can then begin to rebuild and heal.
Three years ago, I decided to return to college to get a bachelor degree in criminal justice. I decided to take criminal justice because I was frustrated with the number of youths going to prison. The only way I knew to combat the problem was to learn about our criminal justice system and to create theories and solutions to stop the crimes and, most importantly, to stop the revolving doors to our prisons.
At times, I became so angry and frustrated because of the crimes in our society. There are reasons for these crimes, and I believe that we are not doing enough to halt them. I have determined that the reasons for the crimes in our society are not unfounded. We need to take our heads out of the sand and address the issues. I believe that the issues are basically economics. Our society runs on economics. Just what is economics? The Oxford Dictionary defines economics as “the science concerned with the production and consumption or use of goods and services.” In order to live a healthy and prosperous life, we must be economically fit. In society today, we have many families and individuals who are economically deprived, resulting in crime.