sociology

1) The Uniform Crime Report (UCR)- Chapter 7 (Deviance, Crime, and Social Control) describes several ways in” rel=”nofollow”>in which the Uniform Crime Report may present
an in” rel=”nofollow”>inaccurate picture of the demographics of crime- Describe the sources of bias that lead to these in” rel=”nofollow”>inaccuracies- Are these biases better explain” rel=”nofollow”>ined by
conflict theory or functionalism? Justify your answer. Be sure to also consult the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) website, as well as the National Crime
Victimization Report (NCVR) website durin” rel=”nofollow”>ing this process- Then, consider how this connects to Robert Merton’s idea that labelin” rel=”nofollow”>ing can brin” rel=”nofollow”>ing about self-fulfillin” rel=”nofollow”>ing
prophecies; that in” rel=”nofollow”>inaccurate beliefs, if repeated loudly and frequently enough, can become true-

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2) Social Status and Cultural Capital- Accordin” rel=”nofollow”>ing to Max Weber, the traditional source of wealth-ownin” rel=”nofollow”>ing the means of production-isn’t the only factor in” rel=”nofollow”>in
determin” rel=”nofollow”>inin” rel=”nofollow”>ing social status (Chapter 9: Social Stratification in” rel=”nofollow”>in the US). How does Weber conceptualize power and prestige? Why does he argue that power
and prestige, in” rel=”nofollow”>in addition to material wealth, are important factors in” rel=”nofollow”>in determin” rel=”nofollow”>inin” rel=”nofollow”>ing a person’s social status? Then, consider that half of all children grow up to
have the same socioeconomic class as their parents- Discuss the ways in” rel=”nofollow”>in which Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of cultural capital in” rel=”nofollow”>influences this phenomenon,
and see this video for a depiction of how this works: httpszllwww-youtube-com/watch?v=5DBEWBkgp8

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3) Implicit Attitudes on Race and Ethnicity. Go to httpszllimplicit-harvard-edulimplicitftakeatest-html, read the “Prelimin” rel=”nofollow”>inary Information” box, and once you’ve
clicked on “I wish to proceed,” please take the “Race lAT.” What do you thin” rel=”nofollow”>ink this lAT is tryin” rel=”nofollow”>ing to measure? Share your results if you are willin” rel=”nofollow”>ing- Otherwise,
please be sure to share your reactions to your results- Be sure to also synthesize the followin” rel=”nofollow”>ing in” rel=”nofollow”>into your paper- How do sociologists defin” rel=”nofollow”>ine race and
ethnicity? Describe the differences between racism, prejudice, and discrimin” rel=”nofollow”>ination, and highlight the difference between in” rel=”nofollow”>individual and in” rel=”nofollow”>institutional types of
discrimin” rel=”nofollow”>ination- Lastly, dicsuss the meanin” rel=”nofollow”>ing of min” rel=”nofollow”>inority groups, and discuss how assimilation has worked in” rel=”nofollow”>in the United States- Be sure to mention the idea of
racial passin” rel=”nofollow”>ing and describe why someone would try to pass (Chapter 11: Race and Ethnicity)-

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