Explore the Problems Behind Sexual Deviance, Violence,
or Crime and Poverty
Write a 4-5 page paper discussing one of the following
topics; this can be presented as either synthesis or argument. Be sure to
address one of the following in your papers:
Discuss the factors that contribute to the
problem of pornography, including how pornographic and obscene materials affect
men, women, and children.
Discuss the social structural factors that
contribute to the level of violence in America. Explore the role of the media
and include what can be done about the violence in American society.
Discuss how social institutions contribute to
the problem of poverty. Explain the various ways in which poverty affects the
basic rights and needs of people, including the relationship between crime and
poverty. Does one perpetuate the other? If so, how?
Feel free to include illustrations of any of the three
major theoretical perspectives in sociology (structural functionalism, conflict
theory, and symbolic interactionism), specifically applying the distinctive
emphases each theory employs for better understanding social phenomena. Here
are some ideas you may want to consider incorporating into the problem you are
exploring (sexual deviance, violence, or crime and poverty):
What are the key principles of a particular perspective’s
approach to the social problems you are exploring?
How is the problem typically defined?
What are seen as typical causes?
What are usually seen as conditions
associated with the social problem?
What are the typical consequences?
What are the preferred solutions?
appear to be the strengths of this perspective??What appear to be the