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Criminology, Law, Deviance and Punishment

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Proponents of environmental justice claim that racial minorities are disproportionally subjected to environmental hazards. Reflect on your views regarding environmental issues. Do you favor the economic factors over protection of the environment? Why or why not? Would you be willing to house a chemical or nuclear waste repositor

Social inequality is briefly examined.

Sociologist Herbert Gans has used the functionalist perspective to explain and analyze the existence of social inequality and poverty. According to Gans, the poor, and poverty in general, serve a variety of positive functions for society. Analyze Gansâ?? perspective, sharing your reflections on whether you agree or disagree wit

The government's immigration policies

Please help answer the following question. Should US government policy favor certain kinds of immigrants? Should preference be given to the neediest applicants? The most talented? The most oppressed? The richest? Should applicants from certain countries be given priority? Why or why not?

Groups and Identity Formation, Culture, Subculture Discussion

I need help with the following topic: Using the sociological terms and concepts from the current and past chapters and at least one of the three major sociological theories (conflict, functionalist, or interactionist), analyze the hypothesis that groups are important to the development of an individual's sense of self and ide

Questions in Gender Studies & Civil Rights

1. Describe famous two types of sexual harassment. 2. Explain why women and men have different life expectancies. 3. How may homophobia result in hate crimes committed against heterosexuals? 4. Describe how student groups have been active in the gay liberation movement since the 1960s.

Social Issues

Describe a particular population segment. Examples of Population Segments Include: Adolescents Adults Children College Students Elderly LGBT Community Individuals and/or Families below the Poverty Line Prisoners (current and former) Wealthy Families Explain at least two social issu

Academic achievement gap

What are the reasons why children from low-income families tend to have lower levels of academic achievement than children from more affluent families? How does alternative certification work, and what are the benefits? What is the one drop of blood rule? Explain the difference between prejudice and discrimination

Contemporary social problems and the workplace

1. Initial Views Summarize your views on how a specific contemporary social problem is having an impact on your workplace or on workplaces known to you. Identify the problem, and describe what you see as the causes, impacts, and possible solutions to the problem. What kind of initiatives can an employer promote to prev

Four Patterns of Partner Violence Discussed in Mooney

Name and describe the four patterns of partner violence discussed in Mooney. What are the five behaviors that some parents use in an effort to alienate their children from the other parent? According to the structural-functionalist perspective, what are two ways in which crime is functional for society? What a

The Enron Scandal

What are your impressions of the Enron scandal? Use the following questions for discussion prompts: Does the government expect too much from company executives? What are the ethical consideration of the case and verdict? Was justice served? for defendants for stakeholders (victims) for

GANG VIOLENCE AND HOW TO SOLVE IT

Are there resources available for the group affected by GANG violence? How is this violence addressed and solved in individual cases? What can be done to reduce this type of violence?

family weakening

Many experts cite the weakening of the family as one of the causes for some of the problems that society faces today. Do you agree? Discuss the following as it relates to the following Since 1960, what are some important or significant changes in families? What factors are responsible for this change? In general,

Being unemployed is an interest to me.

According to sociologist, C. Wright Mills, people often believe that their private lives can only be explained in terms of their personal successes and failures. They fail to see the links between their own individual lives and the society around them. The process of interpreting your individual life in the context of your commu

Insanity defense summary

Insanity defense and its importance in the American criminal justice system. What are some ethical issues?

U.S. war on poverty.

President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a "War on Poverty" during his State of the Union Speech in 1964. This speech set in motion a series of bills and acts designed to help even the poorest Americans. Some of these programs included Head Start, food stamps, Medicare and Medicaid. These programs did bring about results which reduc

Sumner's statement about competition

Sumner's statement about competition and the law of nature leads to a great American belief. Those who have done well materially are better than those who have done not so well. Those who have prospered have done so because of their own individual talents and efforts. The corollary is that those who have not done so well have do

Sociological Imagination

According to sociologist, C. Wright Mills, people often believe that their private lives can only be explained in terms of their personal successes and failures. They fail to see the links between their own individual lives and the society around them. The process of interpreting your individual life in the context of your commu

Criminological theories that apply to Robert Pickton

Considering Robert Picktons' victims were all from the downtown eastside of Vancouver, what theories best describe this serial killer. I feel that for him to commit such repeated acts of violence, to a particular type of women, for one, the neutralization theory played large role in this but what about the fact that they are pro

Deviant behavior labeling theorist/perspective

When labeling theorists say that â??society produces deviance,â? they are referring to: (a) social conditions such as poverty (b) the structural strain toward deviance (c) the creation of deviance by rule-making (d) the deviant subcultures into which people are born The labeling perspective is most compatible with the

Romance and marriage are contrasted.

We favor marriage based on romantic love but yet people divorce quite easily if they "fall out of love" and often remarry. I need help in explaining this behavior.

Resources on Domestic Violence in North Carolina are embedded.

Domestic Violence in North Carolina/ Fayetteville Briefly provide an overview of the problem, a detailed description of how it impacts your community (statistics, financial data, research, interviews), how it is being addressed by the government or any non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as welfare agencies, charities

Dr. Carl Sagan overview

Dr. Carl Sagan developed a "Baloney Detection Kit" to help us evaluate scientific claims. Please give an example of what you have determined is bogus analysis using quasi-scientific jargon, but has little or no objectivity. Support your opinion by addressing the questions for Baloney Detection. Needs to have two sources APA.

Concept of ethnocentrism

â?¢Select a movie or TV show that effectively communicates the cultural, values and norms of a society that is different from your own culture. Ideally, this movie or TV show would be a foreign film with subtitles. The movie or TV show you select should provide you with a glimpse of what life is like in another culture. The pr