Sunday, April 3, 2011

Blog 8 ---- final project ideas??

So i've been thinking really hard about what I was actually going to pick as a topic because I wasn't sure where to start.

But here's what I have so far.

1.Teenage crime
I was thinking about teenage crime. Whether it is stealing or fighting, carrying weapons, and gang affiliation. I would want to find out more reasons why teenagers can sometimes "get caught in the wrong crowd" and get themselves into court dates, and even jailtime. Maybe interview a few of my friends who have been involved.

2. Teen piercings
Everyone knows I have an eyebrow ring. I don't change them up like I used to as a teen, but if I was not an education I would most likely have more facial piercings. I would like to look into and analyze why teenagers are into piercings.

3. Teen movies

I want to compare and contrast movies like Thirteen and Kids and how they are considered "eye-opening" movies for teens to watch. And why they are considered a wake up call.

If the link below doesn't open I apologize, I still can't get this to work for me. But its a scene from the movie Kids.


  1. Jasmine,
    I like the teen crime idea. To tie it into the Media component, maybe look at some of the vilent movies and video games that are geared towards teens today and see if there is some link.
    I beleive that there ahs to be some link betweeen the two but I have never done the research but I amsure there is some out there.

  2. I also think that looking at teenage crime would be interesting. There is probably large amounts of research out there on gang membership and things like that. Most people just play it off to someone being a teenager and going through a "phase" but crime has real life consequences that can follow you into your adult life. There is a professor at RIC John Roche who I had a few classes with and he focuses on criminology and crime. He might be a good person to talk to if you pick this topic. All are great ideas though!

  3. kool jasmine!!!! but too bad we are going to be doing SEX INSTEAD OOOOOOHH YEA GREAT TOPIC