1.2037 Suicide and the Unbearable Reality of Society.
This paper will consider how institutional ideologies of deviance are adapted to meet the functionalist histories of the specific institution. Thus, the medical community pathologizes human behaviors, or, for example, the police respond to deviance as violating social law. The academic community must theoretically negotiate and rationalize its contradictory role of both endorsing the structural oppressions in society, and engaging with the consequential social issues in contexts of problem-solving. This paper will be deviating from the ideological assumption that such a thing as "normal" exists. Instead, this paper will attempt to explain how alcoholism and suicide can be understood as rational responses to an inescapably irrational society. 7 pgs. 16 f/c. 3b.
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Filename: 2037 Suicide Reality Society.doc
2.2066 Structural Violence: What Is It?
This paper first discusses the definition of structural violence. The second part of the paper addresses structural violence, the global economy and the policies of powerful states. 5 pgs. 20 f/c. 7b.
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Filename: 2066 Structural Violence.doc
3.2486 Choice Theory.
This paper examines the reason why some individuals engage in criminal behavior. Many researchers in recent years have started to focus on the element of choice, rational choice. This paper examines Rational Choice Theory. 7 pgs. 16 f/c. 12b.
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Filename: 2486 Choice Theory.doc
4.2487 Choice Theory.
This paper looks at one of the various theories as to why people commit crimes. Choice Theory is a theory of human behavior that provides an explanation of motivation. This is the belief that we are internally, not externally motivated this theory also teaches that outside events never "make" us do anything. 7.5 pgs. 2 f/c. 10b.
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Filename: 2487 Choice Theory Crimes.doc
5.4153 Difference and Deviance: Theories of Crime in Social Systems.
Deviance is socially determined and culturally specific. This paper considers some of the theories of deviance and criminality, emphasizing the complex work of understanding the relations of any people within a larger society. Because criminal law is determined by the ruling class, deviance is subject to perspectives that represent the desired norms of a dominant class. As such, people who differ from these norms are subject to standards that can identify their differences as criminal. Difference is not deviance; however, this distinction remains difficult to include into the current structure of justice and criminal law. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Filename: 4153 Theories of Crime.doc
6.9322 Law and Order in America.
This is a 3 page summary and analysis of an article in the Times focusing on the law and order of society in the US. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Filename: 9322 Law Order America.doc
This 3-page paper considers different approaches to suicide such as structural functionalist, Social conflict, and symbolic interactionist and how they are applicable to the idea of suicide. The theories of Durkheim are also considered within these frameworks. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.