Which do you agree most with, and why? Grand Canyon JUS 110 MOD 5 DQ 1 Can the latent trait theory of crime be used to build arguments connecting race and crime? Why or why not? Grand Canyon JUS 110 MOD 5 DQ 2 What difference exists between life course and latent trait theories of crime? Grand Canyon JUS 110 MOD 6 DQ 1 How does the motivation of a serial killer differ from that of a terrorist?
This is the main question asked in control theories. “Rather than asking the typical criminological question, “What makes people criminal?” these theorists share a conviction that deviant behavior is to be expected. What must be explained, they say, is “why people obey rules” (Williams & McShane, 2010, p. ). What I’ve understood from all of this is that society has placed certain constraints and rules upon each citizen and we are to live our lives according to said rules. When we break or deviate from any rule, no matter how minor it is, then we are committing acts of criminal behavior.
Abstract This paper will explore and discuss the difference in opinion regarding crime and who should be held accountable for criminal activity. The views of social responsibility and social problems will be examined, along with the perspectives that each holds to justify their belief. Theories such as Determinate Sentencing that holds the value of social responsibility in response to crime, and also the Constructionist theory that places that blame on society as to why a person commits a crime. In the end I believe that Social/Individual responsibility is the most appropriate way to approach crime. Perspectives of Social Problems and Social Responsibility Within criminology there has been multiple theories suggested to explain the numerous motives behind why crime exists in our world.
Patricia Hill Collins, a contemporary American sociologist, is known for her work surrounding feminism and gender within the African-American community. Her work has roots in earlier theorists thought, such as Kimberlé Crenshaw and W. E. B. Du Bois, who both focused on the complexities of multiple identities, and exposing the intersections of race and gender in American society. Collins most famous work, Black Feminist Thought, focused on black women’s experience due to their intersectional identities, and how sociohistorical aspects of American culture, such as slavery, come into play during the modern day that shape the lives of black women. Collins’ work is immensely important in the field of race and gender relations in America.
UNIVERSITY OF PUNE ABEDA INAMDAR SENIOR COLLEGE Topic: Racial Discrimination in The Bluest Eyes Paper: Fiction, IV (3.4) By: Kwran Omar Mustafa Roll NO. : 29 Email: email@example.com Cellphone No: 8421783804 2011 - 2012 Introduction This paper is about the issue of discrimination on the ground of race against blacks an American novel, The Bluest eye by Toni Morrison. In the novel it is shown how blacks are treated as the Other and sub human by the American white racists during the slavery period. In the paper the racial discrimination against blacks is elucidated and illustrated by referring to some specific situations in the story of the novel. Two kinds of racial discrimination is pointed out, one is white against blacks and the second one is blacks against blacks.
Social Structure Theory Sue Benitez CJA/314 April 1, 2013 Renee Grengs Social Structure Theory Social Structure Theory is “a theory that explains crime by reference to the economic and social arrangements in society. This type of theory emphasizes relationships among social institutions and describes the types of behavior that tend to characterize groups of people rather than individuals” (Schmalleger, p. 151). Julio Rivera’s murder in the video “Senseless Hate Crime” can be acknowledged and studied using a social structure theoretical application. The following will explain how the video supports the theory, will explain what social issues were raised, and will show what some of the possible ramifications will be for social policy change. There are three major types of Social Structure Theory; Social Disorganization, Strain Theory, and Culture Conflict Theory.
According to Du Bois the prejudices of white people elicit “self-questioning, self-criticism, and lowering of ideals” among black people. The internalization of anti-black sentiment from the outside world thus begins to shape the black American experience. Through the concept double consciousness DuBois becomes better able to explore the social problems he studied in his earlier work “The Philadelphia Negro”. Double consciousness also creates an element of conflict within the black American, as they struggle (often unsuccessfully) to reconcile their identity as a black person and as an American citizen. Dubois cites the example of the black artisan in “The Souls of Black Folk”.
What is the relationship of “prejudice’ and “discrimination” to the latter three terms? 3. Discuss how the definition of racism has changed over time, and the different ways whites and blacks perceive racism. 4. How does Blauner relate colonialism to a modern racial hierarchy?