sociology short essays

sociology short essays

ÿ:ÿ. ÿUse the extra pages for your responses.ÿÿ Responses should be written in complete sentences and should addressÿÿparts of the question.ÿ The two essay responses are each worth 11.5 points for a total of 23 possible points.ÿ1.ÿAccording to Blumstein and Wallman, how did the violence rate increases vary across race and gender groups?ÿÿWhat are the major factors they discuss as potential factors associated with crime rate changes over time? (name and describe them).ÿÿWhat did they conclude about each and whether each was related to changes in violence rates over time?ÿ2. Based on the Rodriguezÿÿbook, what factors led Luis and his friends to form/enter gangs? What were the different gangs fighting over?ÿÿWhy were the gang members involved in sometimes deadly situations?ÿÿ(that is,ÿÿwere they willing to kill and die for their barrios?)ÿÿWhy did Luis participate in violence even on occasions when he did not want to do so?ÿÿMake sure to consider, where appropriate, the roles of exclusion from mainstream society, lack of economic opportunities and poverty, and powerlessness in your answer.ÿ3. Based on the Rodriguezÿÿbook, bÿdescribe Luiss educational experiences from his first days in school to the end of high school.ÿÿÿand more generally, what was the role of school and education in the lives of the youths?ÿÿAccording to Luis, on what basis were students placed into curriculum tracks?ÿÿHow well did their high school educations prepare even those students who finished school for the future?ÿÿWhat types of violence occurred in and around school?ÿÿWhy?ÿÿIn your answer, be sure to address where appropriate the role of racism and discrimination.ÿÿÿeach question should be about 1 page, 2 pages in totalDue in 7 hours


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