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Explain the sociological significance of bureaucracies.

Societies are developed over hundreds of years as people choose to live in community together. There are several things that cause people to join together and give up certain freedoms in order to live in a community.
People join together for protection from enemies or the environment. They join together to share resources thereby freeing up time to develop more advanced technologies. They join together as a result of shared religious beliefs.

Identify three barriers to services, planning, funding, or empowerment in a selected aspect of human services, and thoroughly discuss how applications of technology could be used as a means to overcome each of these barriers. Include at a minimum the applications that use word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, database, and report generating applications. You may also include communications software, media such as video, and other types of technology in your discussions.

Describe some examples where your clients may have hit barriers in the system and how you have helped them navigate through those barriers. Cite at least two times where you have intervened, and explain your thought process in how you helped to navigate that change.

Have you known people that have used pirated software? What is the justification for doing so? What are the ethical implications of using pirated software?

Imagine you were trying to assess a person s social class. Answer the following four questions:

What physical traits would you look for based solely on his or her appearance?
If you were only able to see the person and ask him or her just one question, what question would you ask?
Why would you ask that particular question?
What other observations could you make from an individual s appearance that can provide you with evidence of an individual s social class?

A brief description of two pitfalls related to identifying psychotherapeutic issues and gathering relevant client information that you think would preclude you from really hearing and understanding your client from his or her perspective. Briefly describe how you would attempt to avoid these pitfalls.