Students are required to apply the sociological theories (structural functionalist, social conflict, and symbolic interactionist) learned in class to illustrate the causes of criminal behavior and logically develop social policy solutions based on respective theories. The paper should be 4 pages long and include the following points:
– Illustration of the 3 major sociology theories on the image of society, and how society works, and why problems such as crime occur.
– Use existing data (for example, media source or research literature (textbook too) on the extent and types of crime in America society, or cite examples of criminal cases you obtained via different sources (case study), and relate the empirical evidences to the theories learned in Chapter 1 to discuss the causes of crime.
– When recognized the causes of crime based on the theoretical perspectives, logically make social policy solution suggestions on the problem of crime in American society.