Sociological Theories of Deviance and Crime
Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers. If you have not done so lately, please review the Rules of Discussion.
For your follow up post…review the responses provided by your peers. Engage in conversation, or even civil debate, as you discuss their insights and viewpoints. You may ask questions for clarification (if you are confused by their initial post) or pose questions that advance the conversation. You might even find a topic that leads you to further research in the area!
Select one of the four perspectives on crime and deviance (functionalism, conflict, feminist, or symbolic interactionist). In this discussion forum address the following questions:
- Why do you believe this perspective explains crime and deviance best?
- Please be sure to back up your opinion with information from the textbook.