QUESTION #1 (4 paragraphs)
Compare and contrast how the three main theories (functionalist, conflict, and interactionist) used by sociologists explain what society is, what social problems are, and how social problems develop. Explain each theory, how each theory views the basic dynamics of society, and discuss how each theory explains the existence, construction, and development of social problems.
QUESTION #2 (4 paragraphs)
Incorporating concepts such as group norms, role problems, family experiences, the criminalization of drug use, attitudes, and ideology, discuss the contributing factors to the problem of using either drugs or alcohol
QUESTION #3 (4 paragraphs)
Discuss the four types of white-collar crimes as suggested by Edelhertz. Although neither the law nor the offenders may consider some forms of white-collar crime to be truly criminal, discss how the public views such crimes in relation to street crimes.
QUESTION #4 (4 paragraphs)
What are the contributing factors to prostitution? What can be done to deal with the problem of prostitution in the area of public policy?
QUESTION #5 (4 paragraphs)
How is the poverty level established in the United States? Using this criterion, describe the extent and distribution of poverty in America? How does the economy hurt the poor? Discuss the different ways in which this occurs
QUESTIONS #6 (4 paragraphs)
Discuss at least five specific ways in which stereotype and ideology damage the possibility of women’s gaining equality in the future in America. Gender inequality cannot be overcome in a short period of time. Detail three suggestions the authors in the textbook present that would help bring about an end to sex discrimination. Do you think these suggestions will work? Why or why not?
QUESTION #7 (4 paragraphs)
Discuss the politics of prison control, including the dilemma centering on the concept of rehabilitation. Outline a five-point program of social control for crime and delinquency, incorporating a rational demonstration of why each of your points is important.