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Use your sociological imagination to discuss the connection between individual experiences and the social impact of being unemployed and the impact of unemployment as a broad issue.

Use your sociological imagination to discuss the connection between individual experiences and the social impact of being unemployed and the impact of unemployment as a broad issue. In America today there are nearly 15 million unemployed citizens. Unemployment is certainly an economic drain on the nation. However it shoul

Is medicare and social programs hitting the mark as intended since the 1960s?

Consider that President Johnson signed the Medicare bill thinking that this legislation would provide security for all Americans in their senior years. Do you think Medicare and other social programs are hitting their mark as was intended in the 1960s? Referencing search material, discuss how the status of seniors

Judicial Decision Making Analysis

I need help with this Select a famous legal case from http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/supreme_court/supreme_court.cfm. Read the decision and interpret what the judicial influence(s) might have been on the decision. This analysis should focus on legal subculture, judicial background, political party affiliation, public

Terrorists in the future

What is the future you can predict of terrorist activities around the global society? Give examples.

Sutherland's view of "definitions"

When Sutherland refers to "definitions favorable to violating the law," what does he mean by "definitions?" a. he means that a person will assign meanings to the law from the standpoint of complying with the law b. he means that ignorance of the law is no excuse for violating it c. he means that people attempt to def

Sutherland's concept of intensity

What did Sutherland mean by "intensity?" a. how often one associates with someone b. the level of kinship of one's assocations c. the emotional reactions one has to certain associations d. how much violence is involved in one's associations

Homeland Security Issues

Are we better prepared for dealing with terrorism now then we were before the 9/11 incident? How/why?

Referring to Cohen's article on the culture of the gang, discuss the major problem of adjustment faced by working-class boys. 1. Using Cohen's ideas, relate how a delinquent subculture could resolve this problem. 2. Do you think that Cohen's ideas, although first expressed in the 1950s, have any relevance today for understanding the circumstances of working-class youth? Support your discussion.

What is the major problem of adjustment faced by working-class boys? The major problem is a loss or respect and a feeling of inferiority. These are caused by the fact that though the lower class boys have fewer opportunities to succeed they are judged by the same standards as the middle class boys who have significantly more

What is meant by the concept of social disorganization? Identify three indicators that could be measured to capture the concept of social disorganization. Justify your answers.

What is meant by the concept of social disorganization? Identify three indicators that could be measured to capture the concept of social disorganization. Justify your answers. Also, make certain that your indicators can be measured in some way; in other words, the indicators must be some type of empirical data. For example,

Rosenfel and Messner's proposal for reducing crime

In our society, policies for dealing with crime are sometimes tied to specific criminological theories. In their article, Rosenfeld and Messner reason that the "American Dream" has a positive effect on crime. Explain what they mean by that. And in light of their thesis, what policy recommendations do you think they would propose

Terrorist groups

How and why terrorist groups use (and/or abuse) religions in employing terrorist tactics?

Causes of Terrorism

What are the three most important causes of terrorism in the U. S. and/or in other parts of the world? Please feel free to state the causes you believe in and comment on causes (by agreeing/disagreeing) stated by others.

Terrorism

How and why suicide missions have been becoming critical for attacking civilians and military targets? What is so unique about suicide terrorism?

Terrorists

How are terrorists different from the common people? What are some of their demographic, social, and personalty characteristics? Give examples.

Terrorism versus domestic violence

David has always been known to be a temperamental guy. For the past few years, he and Linda, his wife, have been having marital issues particularly because he suspects her of trying to leave him. He has been violent to family even in front of their two young children. Linda finally can not take it and files for divorce and asks

Short answer questions

1) Briefly explain learning theory. 2) Discuss briefly the use of label theory to explain juvenile delinquency. What are the racial implications of the theory? 3) Evaluate the concepts of shaming and restorative justice. 4) Define control theory, and compare the contributions of Reiss, Reckless, and Hirschi.

Violent Crimes

Why are certain groups committing violent crimes and how can the system correct the problem? What do statistics indicate as to which group or groups commit the most violent crimes? Is it reasonable to believe the judicial system is so prejudiced?

Applying problem solving

Choose two different real-world problems you have encountered. The problems should be chosen with the intention of applying persuasive thinking as a solution to one and scientific thinking as a solution to the other.

Prison Term Policy

I writing a paper where I am a criminologist advisor to a member of the state legislature. The legislature soon votes on a bill that would double the maximum prison term for anyone convicted of armed robbery. My boss knows the bill is popular, but wonders if it will do much good. What recommendations would I make? What are t

Fraud & Greed Crimes

Is there a constitutional right to possess a firearm for private use? How may such possession be prevented in the future?

Issues in Criminal Law

Is drug testing of students who participate in extracurricular activities permitted under the 4th Amendment? How and why?

Issues in Criminal Law, Hate Speech

Select any ONE constitutional component/amendment (for example, freedom of speech, flag burning, dancing nude, hate speech, freedom of religion, and so forth) of your choice and make your own comments about what you like or dislike about it and why.