Oftentimes, sociologists study the social world because we want to have a positive effect on it. The benefit of uncovering and understanding various social problems is that we can learn how to best intervene in what we find problematic. One purpose of this course is to have you come away with an understanding of how society and the legal system/government affect each other. For this assignment, you will explore what can be done about a social problem we’ve learned about in this class. Then, you will make a law or policy recommendation.

For this assignment, you need to do the following things:

Choose a topic/problem that we have discussed this term. Briefly describe the problem, using course readings as much as possible.

Choose and clearly state a specific policy position (that is, what, specifically, do you think the law or policy should and should not do?).

Explain why this law is needed (that is, what is the problem or what is happening in society that would necessitate this law?).

Explain how this law is likely to alleviate the problem (that is, how can this law or policy impact society?).

Further you should make relevant, meaningful, direct connections to at least four course concepts, theories, and/or research, including relevant terminology, general explanations, and direct, specific applications.

REQUIREMENTS

Submission length 750-1000 words

You must use (directly reference/discuss) least four course concepts, theories, and/or research, including relevant terminology, general explanations, and direct, specific applications of course readings.

Provide a reference list for all materials cite, and you must adhere to the principles for academic integrity by carefully and responsibly citing any material you draw from in your paper (including course materials).

Provide in-text citations (with the author’s last name) for material you reference.

If you use another author’s exact wording, you must put this wording in quotes and provide a page number as well.

Format your paper using the following criteria: