Thursday, 10 May 2007

My Last Blog....



What is your degree subject (both if joint)
Social Welfare Law and Social Policy

Does ‘Being Bad’ relate well to the other modules you are taking

If so, how? And if not, why not?
Social policy deals with people’s attitudes throughout society.

Have you found ‘Being Bad’ too demanding, too easy, or at an appropriate level?
I think it is appropriate, as the level of work involve fits in well with the amount of work needed from other modules.

Do you think the list of topics covered on the module was appropriate?
Yes, it’s appropriate to today’s society and the theme of the module.

Are there any topics not included in the module that you would like to see included?
I think something more light such as “what do you think about “CHAVS”? That will be funny.

Do you think that the format for classes has worked well?

What did you think of the module team?
Well-organised lectures and presentations.

Do you think it would have been better to have had more:
Small group discussions?
Discussion and debate among the class as a whole?
Information and talk from lecturers?
I think if we had smaller seminar groups to discuss the lecture would be good.

The approach taken in the module is interdisciplinary (drawing on perspectives from English Literature, Film Studies, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Media Studies and Politics): do you think this a useful way of approaching the topics covered in the module?

Do you think that interdisciplinary modules are a good idea?

Do you think you have benefited from the interdisciplinary approach taken in the module?
Yes, you have more understanding about the society we live in.

Would you like to see more modules that cover this kind of subject matter?
Yes defiantly as the module gives you an incite of how people think, other than just taking notes.

Are you planning to take the follow-up module PH2004 ‘It Shouldn’t Be Allowed’ at level 2?

Would you recommend ‘Being Bad’ to a friend?

Do you think that the blogs (web logs) were a good idea?
Yes, it allows you to express your thoughts and feelings, which wouldn’t be able to do in a essay.
What did you think of the other assessments (e.g. would it be better to have one longer assessment rather than two shorter ones?)?

I think having 2 assignments in different concepts is better than having 1. As again allows to express your views. Also some students may excel in an assignment such as a essay, and some students may excel in creative piece.

What have you learned from the module?
I have learned much more about peoples feelings and thoughts on topics that are not normally covered in a social situation.

What parts of the module have you found most useful and why?
Found all parts of the module I found was useful.

What parts do you think were a waste of time and why?

Are there any other comments you wish to make regarding ‘Being Bad’?

Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Role models… or just a rack of Bones????

Honestly what is going on in their mind looking like this? First of all they shouldn't’t be even classed as role models. What exactly are they trying to prove and more importantly to who. People like her need help, and should never be all over the TV. The new supposed ban on having skinny models on catwalk is defiantly a good idea. However the main concern is that implanting the ban is another matter, which probably go on for years. There has been much news coverage over the matter of theses supposed ”models”. It all arose concern when two young Argentinean models died from anorexia. There needs to be more publicity about this disease to educate young girls that skinny is unhealthy.

Have a look at the BBC news coverage over the campaign to ban these models of the catwalk.

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Response to Josephine's Adultery Blog

I would agree with you, as adultery is morally wrong. People, who do it once, would do it again. I think the reason they do committee adultery is because they might find it exciting that they are getting away with it. That’s why if they cheat once would most likely cheat again.

Have a look at the blog at

Monday, 7 May 2007

Response to Josephine's Theft Blog

Response to Josephine’s theft blog

I agree with the points made in this blog. Even of people can afford to purchase something at the advertised price, they would still choose to shoplift. As the main factor for this theft is the excitement of getting away with it. I also think the more times thief’s tend to committed this crime the better the chance they have getting away with it, as they get more experienced with every crime the commit.
Have a look at Josephine’s blog at

Sunday, 6 May 2007

Response to Tarshana’s Blog On Adultery

I agree with committing adultery can effect not only the partner, but in fact the whole family. As the partner of the one committing adultery is many time in denial and wants to keep the family home united. And that’s why Partners of cheaters would prefer to ignore that cheating had taken place. So that the family can stay away from the embarrassment, and the reality of a cheating spouse and a family member.
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Saturday, 5 May 2007

Response to Tarshana's Blog on smoking

I have to agree with individuals’ first smoking experience in more often or not due to peer pressure. As the society we live thrives on children fitting in with their fellow classmates. Therefore most of the time drawn to the bad habit, Without putting much thought into it, and only smoking because it the only way they can be accepted by others the same age.
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Friday, 4 May 2007

Response to Fran’s Blog on Sex

Well I have to agree with you about women being called all these names nasty names if they’re been sleeping around. And the other hand if a man does the same it is some what respected, and most annoyingly not frond upon. Although the worst thing about it is I think this way of thinking by society is never going to change. However the best way to combat the problem is if people spoke out and tried to make it a society’s problem and the growing problem of sexually transmitted diseases and attitude must change. However I very much doubt this will happen any time soon.
have a look at Fran's blog at

Thursday, 3 May 2007

Response to Chav Blog!

I have to agree with you, with the fact that chavs are always around in town. Its bad enough just wondering around like headless chicken around the City. However the worst thing is that they are missing out on an opportunity to better themselves. Also better their lives with having a somewhat basic education that they need in to progress in life. On the other hand who are we to judge them, them might be influenced by parents who themselves never went to school. Although we can say that they would learn later in life that having an education would have been beneficial. However the positive factor on this situation can be that there are more adult learning courses open to young people and adults, which will help them to further their career and also self satisfaction.
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Wednesday, 2 May 2007


Chavs, what does this exactly mean? Well the only thing I know is that this is a stereotype of the particular minority. You know the type, School drop outs always in town when they should be in School. Well I haven’t got anything against them, it’s their decision if they rather spend their time walking around in town than having a education what can we do about it. But society in general has this type of person, aka Chav being rude, arrogant, and 13 years old though he thinks he is an 8-foot tall rugby player. Always is tracksuit, with around three phones dangling around their necks. They also have a mothers meeting around Mac Donald’s! What’s that about???.

This site is hilarious it’s the urban dictionary. For people who need some useful information on how to spot a chav.

Tuesday, 1 May 2007


“What goes around comes around” I personally believe in this concept that anything bad you have done, will one day come and kick you. Many believe its just superstition however, its described as the cycle of cause and effect that all living things are responsible for there karma, by Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Buddhist philosophies.

Wikipedia’s article on karma is really interesting; it gives you an in depth looks on what exactly is karma, and why it exists today.

Monday, 30 April 2007


Well, i have nothing against gambling or gamblers. I think we all Gamble some point this can be a little as buying a lottery ticket. Or it can be as extreme as spending all day at the casino. However participating in the lottery can be accepted as innocent, and is accepted in society. However spending all day in a casino i think isn't socially acceptable. As it has taken over someone life and become an addiction. And personally think people in that situation need help.
The site below informs gives advice and help on how to tackle gambling addiction. It gives you informative advice on how to distract yourself.

Sunday, 29 April 2007

Swearing !!!!!

I think swearing is defiantly a bad thing. The question that can be put to people is why swear. There are so many other words that you could use to express your feelings. However many may argue what is the big deal with swearing, its only words. I personally think this country gone completely mad over trying to cover up “bad” language, on the TV. If you take Holland for example, bad language is displayed everywhere on daytime TV. Well its puzzled me as they’re not making a fuss about it.

The site below is really interesting, it gives you the origins of some “bad” words it also gives you information on where they were first used and why they are found offensive.

Friday, 27 April 2007

Bad Manners!!!

Well I hate people who have no manners. You know the type when you are in town minding your own business and then some fool comes and walks literally into you. And then nearly knocks you flying. What first comes to mind is ooowwwww that hurt. And then hello couldn't you see me i was just walking there, are you Blind?. However then walks off and looks back.. but yep you guessed it no apology. That's probably one of many things i encounter which isn't rare. Okay i have to say it, but before i do i have nothing against them, but this really ticks me off, grannies and shopping don't mix at all, don't you think? I don't understand what the big deal is to stay on one side a walk like a normal person. This is especially seen often in supermarkets. then if that wasn't enough they trample you with the trolley again without a apology. This is a true story it happened to me about a month ago 3 times in one day.
Well i think this is a really useful site, its a guide to children as well as adults on good manners. And how to socially respond. Well i think adults especially should a take a look at this, as they are influencing the children so much.

Thursday, 26 April 2007

Response to Murder Blog.

Well that's true murder is the ultimate crime. However i think Being locked up in a prison is the best punishment. I would prefer if the UK takes on the US notion of "Death for a Death", execution I think its the morally right thing to do. Being in prison i think is the easy way out, as you are still getting fed and a bed to rest on.

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Bad food!!!

Well food can be seen as bad. This can be the case if you live on fried or sugary food diet, for your whole life. However I don’t see these foods as “BAD” if you eat it once in a while. However this may the excuse of some people, and therefore lead a life eating these “bad” foods, with denial I personally don’t think any food is bad as long as you know what it can do if you eat too much of it. And also you make the choice to eat it.
This site below is mainly designed for kids, however i thought it was a bit cute and funny. Basically it gives you what are bad and good foods, and importantly the reason why they are bad and good.

Wednesday, 25 April 2007


This by far the ultimate bad thing, without a doubt. I don’t know why I haven’t put it in my blog before. Here are a few facts that you probably didn’t know about the crime.

The maximum penalty for murder is Life in prison. However it can mean the death penalty in the US.
During the medieval times murder rates where higher than the rates now.
There was in total of 859 cases of homicide (murder) in the England and Wales between April 2004-March 2005.

The site below gives you further statistics of murder in the UK and the rest of Europe.

Tuesday, 24 April 2007


Many people associate drug addicts with criminal tendencies, or from broken families. Although there are many addicts that have these backgrounds. There are growing trend with well-educated and fit people who turn to drugs as a relief from their daily stress. Once people are taking drugs, it’s very difficult to get off them. It can be difficult to resist the craving and strong psychological dependence.

The common effects of drugs,

Taking drugs such as cocaine makes users feel on top of the world. Its effect is like the stimulant ‘amphetamines’ (speed) but is stronger and doesn't last as long. People taking it feel wide-awake, confident.
Cocaine is a stimulant, so it can raise the body’s temperature, make the heart beat faster and stave off feelings of hunger.
The effects of crack smoking are virtually immediate, peaking for about two minutes and lasting for only about 10 minutes.

This site gives you a incite to the effects of drugs. also give you advise and help if you are suffering from drug addiction.

Sunday, 22 April 2007

Why Lie??

The polygraph machine is commonly known as the lie detector, which does exactly what it called,
How does it work?
Well, it measures stress levels, when a person responds to set questions. The high spikes on the polygraph indicates the lying.
However the polygraph test is only 98% accurate, so therefore this not normally used as evidence in court.

The link below tells you more about the polygraph machine, and how it works and the advantages and disadvantage of the machine.

Friday, 20 April 2007

Lying with integrity

In this session we covered why people tend to lie, the main points that were mentioned were to do with the liars and benefit.
To make one self look more appealing, Such as saying that you own a car.
To “fit” in with the crowd or to be accepted, such as saying that you smoke which in fact you don’t.
Also people lie because, it tends to help to cope with people in a social concept. However it tends to benefit the liar than other people.

However I think lying can be acceptable when it is to a child. White lies are perfectly acceptable in the concept of Santa or the Tooth Fairy. However if you lie to an adult I think it’s socially acceptable because everyone does lie, but still I don’t think is morally acceptable in any form.

The site below shows you how lying can be identified, such as eye movement, and body twitches.

Thursday, 19 April 2007

Response to Shoplifting Blog

Response to Mandy's Blog on Shoplifting

I agree with you that peope only theive because they are after the adrenalin rush that goes along with it. Also after a while they might begin to get addicted to the rush of adrenalin at the thought of getting caught or not from wherever they have just stolen items.
I also think that you have a point about it been seen as different to other crimes as some crimes may be seen
more seriously thatn what shoplifting may be seen by some.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2007


Religion can be a very sensitive subject. As you can come across very ‘religious’ people, and the not so religious. I personally don’t have a problem with people who are religious. However as I am not particularly religious. And I do find it rude when people try to preach their belief to you. Especially when they are total strangers on the street. We are all individuals, and can believe anything we want and therefore don’t need people telling us otherwise.
This particular site gives you a incite of the worlds main religious and why people are devoted to religion.

Monday, 9 April 2007


I think a deep interest in someone can ultimately constitute as stalking. These commonly can include. -

Obsessive fascination with the person (wanting to know where, what and why’s of the persons steps)
Following the victim around the neighbourhood.
Fascination with the victim’s family.
Obsessive observation of the victims home
Observation of the victims Workplace
These are only some of the common traits of a stalker, but there can be many other actors that are not that obvious that can constitute to stalking behaviour.

The website below gives you an insight of the more less obvious signs of stalking, and the steps to take to identify the problem before it gets out of your control.

Friday, 6 April 2007


I think a person can only be called a prostitute if she or he takes money from someone and then provides sex. Someone who takes money from but doesn’t provide sex shouldn’t be called a prostitute because; she or he didn’t have the intention to present sex. However he or she can be seen as a thief as the money was handed over, but didn’t supply what the “customer” wanted. This I think is at the same level as socially unacceptable, as the “prostitutes” still have the intention to be paid for sex.

The web page below, provides a debatable topic of prostitution, it gives a strong argument whether prostitution should be a crime, and what the future holds for many young women who are commonly forced into it.

Wednesday, 4 April 2007


The term masturbation refers to ‘self abuse’, and most commonly associated with male practices. Masturbation has been around ever since known records have established. However masturbation is still a much of a taboo subject in many religious and are also condemned. However through out time it has been known as a natural part of development, and self-exploration of his or her sexuality. It is easy to say that the act of masturbation is normal and not out of the ordinary, but there will always be a social barrier prevent people from talking about it openly.

The below site offers you a in depth reason people masturbate, and the reason for masturbation. It also explains that it is totally natural, and one shouldn't be ashamed of it.
However this site gives a different opinion on masturbation, and the reasons why masturbation's should be outlawed.

Tuesday, 3 April 2007


The film Kids which was released in 1995. The film caused much controversy. As the main story line consisted of a teenage boy’s sexuality and the effects on other people around him. Which has a negative effect on a young girls future, as she is discovered to be HIV positive.
Critics described the Film as ‘ A film for kids, but not for kids’. This explains the amount of debate surrounding the film. As from start to finish is filled with adult material.
This site give information, on what the film is about. It also gives out the cast that starred in the film.

Monday, 2 April 2007

Body Modification

The term ‘body modification’ means changing the body in different ways from its original form.
There are two main types of body modification. These can include piercing and tattoos.
1, Non Invasive practices- this does not effect the body’s structure in any way, and usually effect the body’s surface.
2, Invasive Practices-This effects the body structurally permanently or temporally. This is achieved by adding or removing something from the body.
Body modification can be further categorised by-
Temporary Decorations- Which last for a short period of time, and has no direct effect on the body.
Permanent Decorations- These are known to have a permanent alteration to the body.

There can be many different explanations why people choose to have their body ‘modified’. The most common reasons include-

Artistic reasons- to make one feel and look more attractive.
Religious Reasons- a physical feature to let people know they belong to the religion, and also religious groups may ask for a tattoo to be accepted.
Member of a group- a body modification can be made, so they are associated with being in a group, and also belong to a group.
Fashion- many may modify their body so they can be associated with being ‘with the crowd’ (that could also be a negative factor, as many may not want a piercing or a tattoo).
Rebellion- body modification can be made so that one can live on the edge of society, and draw away from what society find socially acceptable.
To Find out what Body Modification consists of, and the extreme depths people go to change their image. go to the web page below

Thursday, 15 March 2007


Robin Hood
Robin hood was well know to steal from the rich and give to the poor.
However Robin hood was more known as a hero to his villagers as he helped provide a better standard of living for them. Bandits normally steal from other villages and never steal from their own hamlet.
This site is some information on the legend of Robin Hood, and why he was so famous

Tuesday, 6 March 2007


What exactly is adultery?

Annette Lawson writes 'adultery can be a relationship where one or the other partner gains real power' This could also mean that one partner has the power to do whatever he or she wants in that particular relationship.

Adultery is a combination of factors such as -

1, Lying, Which is very common in a easy relationship. Lies can often become bigger as the better you get at is less likely you are to get caught.

2, Scheming plans against the partner which is also linked to lying.

3, Knowing your partners weaknesses and using that against them. Is a common factor as schemer would do anything to 'get rid' of their partner.

4, Taking Risks, and knowing that there is a chance that you may get caught by you partner, however the risk taker is confident enough to risk the chance of getting caught.

The above site, gives a look at the first signs of adultery. And to see if your partner is having an affair.

Wednesday, 21 February 2007


Smokers can be categorised into four area:-

1. Those who smoke regularly.
2. Those who smoke Occasionally .
3. Those smoke, but have successfully given up.
4. Those who have never smoked.

However it can be said many smokers may not fit in one particular category, but may clash and fit into two categories. Such individuals may include people who have had a smoke of one cigarette to 'try' what it was like but do not smoke at all, which many young adults would describe their smoking experience.

Their are many anti smoking website organisations that are willing to help individuals who are 'addicted' to smoking.

This particular site is from the NHS that try a 'shock effect' to the patients to persuade them to quit smoking.

This particular site focuses more on the health problems that are associated with smoking and and gives more statical information to associate with.

This particular site is a pro-smoking web site that gives different viwes on the reasons why smoking is acceptable. Also informs us on up to date information on how to become more of a pro-smoker.

Thursday, 15 February 2007


I think shoplifting can seem different to other crimes. The reason being because shoplifting can been seen as a self induced type of theft. Therefore, the individual is testing him or herself to shoplift 'bigger' and 'better' things'. An individuals adrenalin may increases because they may be caught shoplifting, it also increases the desire to shoplift on a regular basis.
I know it may be boring, but this link below is the official Act, Giving the exact definition of Theft.