Crimes in American Society Discussion
For this assignment, students are asked to write a review of a research paper published on any academic journals of social science disciplines. (Note: Academic journals such as American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Social Problems, Social Psychology Quarterly, Sociology of Education, Sociological Forum, Sociological Methodology etc.
The paper should be at least 4 pages long, typed and double-spaced. Use APA or MLA format. (Note: the above required items illustrating information need to be addressed in your paper, it should not be treated as questions to be answered. Your paper should be a coherently organized paper).
Write a paper to discuss the problem of crimes in American society. Students are required to apply the sociological theories (structural functionalist, social conflict, and symbolic interactionist) learned in class to illustrate the causes of criminal behavior and logically develop social policy solutions based on respective theories. The paper should be 4 pages long and include the following points:
- Illustration of the 3 major sociology theories on the image of society, and how society works, and why problems such as crime occur.
- Use existing data (for example, media source or research literature (textbook too) on the extent and types of crime in America society, or cite examples of criminal cases you obtained via different sources (case study), and relate the empirical evidences to the theories learned in Chapter 1 to discuss the causes of crime.
- When recognized the causes of crime based on the theoretical perspectives, logically make social policy solution suggestions on the problem of crime in American society.
Choose one topic for your paper assignment. The paper counts 10% of course grade and is required. The submitted paper should be at least 4 pages long, typed and double-spaced. Use either APA or MLA format. (Note: the above required items illustrating information need to be addressed in your paper, it should not be treated as questions to be answered. Your paper should be a coherently organized paper).
for example, www.jstor.org.