Sexual Deviance, Violence, or Crime and Poverty
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: 1. Discuss the factors that contribute to the problem of pornography, including how pornographic and obscene materials affect men, women, and children. 2. 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. 3. 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? 1. • 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? 2. What appear to be the strengths of this perspective??What appear to be the weaknesses?