Choose ONE of the following questions:
1) What is the nature and scope of the alcohol and/or drug abuse problem in the United States today? For example, is this problem more significant today than it was in the past? What are some data you can find to support whether rates have gone down or up over time?
2) Which sociological perspective (for example conflict theory, functionalism, interactionism, feminist theory) would you choose in order to best understand how race, class, and gender impact the rates of crime in the United States? Defend your response with current data on crime rates.