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Social problems are usually produced by social conditions and can only be remedied by collective human activities. This means that other problems like natural disasters like tornados cannot be considered as social problems since they are not produced by the society and on the other hand cannot be stopped by collective actions. Norms and values in any society play a very imperative role in defining a social problem. Values form people’s ideologies on issues that are acceptable or not (Spector and Kitsuse, 2001). Norms and values usually serve as a script of how people are supposed to behave in a particular social situation. Therefore, it is possible to distinguish social problems with other issues because social problems usually cause mental or physical damage to a society or individuals and they offend the standards or values of a large segment in a community.