Crime, Deviance, and "Boyz n the Hood" Film Review by Top Papers

Crime, Deviance, and "Boyz n the Hood"
A review of the John Singleton film, "Boyz N the Hood."
# 132281 | 1,250 words | 1 source | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in African-American Studies (Racism) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper provides a review of the John Singleton film, "Boyz N the Hood," asserting that it was one of the most distributing American films in the last quarter century. The paper describes three social delinquency theories that explain why things went as they did in the neighborhood of Tre Styles and his tragically doomed friends. The paper also offers what Singleton thinks is the chief reason for neighborhoods like those found in South LA and what this writer considers the most important of the three theories.

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"John Singleton's "Boyz N the Hood" is one of the most disturbing American films of the last quarter-century. In it, Singleton discusses the lives of "Tre" and his friends as they try to survive in LA's South Central district. Specifically, the film begins with a scene in which it is noted that one in twenty-one African-American males will be murdered in the United States - at least, that was the figure in the early 1990s. The second scene then announces that most of these murder victims will be killed by other African-American males. Following these two disclosures, the film then shows a stop sign - an image that scarcely needs any ..."

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