[SOLVED] Introductory Essay

This assignment is designed to help me effectively meet your learning needs. Think of it as giving me the information that I will need to be a better teacher for you.Content:Reflect on some of your past educational experiences (positive, negative or both). Identify and discuss some of your academic strengths and weaknesses. For example, writing has always been easy for you however, you may not feel confident about your critical thinking skills and analytical abilities. Include in your essay at least 2 specific goals that you hope to achieve in this course. Achieving a particular final grade CANNOT be one of your goals.Formatting:This is a brief (2 page) essay. You cannot adequately complete this assignment in less than 2 pages. Your essay should be double-spaced, with 1-inch margins, using Times New Roman, 12 pt. font essay. Please proofread and edit carefully.Assessment Criteria:a. clarity, relevancy, and specificity of explanations and examples of your academic skills b. writing skills that include organization, logic, clarity, and conciseness in addition tostandard rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

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[SOLVED] Symbolic Interactionism

Chapter 1The 3 major sociological theories are functionalism, conflict, and symbolic interactionism. Compare the three mentioning how they differ from one another using specific examples.According to C. Wright Mills, what is the “sociological imagination” and why is understanding that important in sociology?Chapter 2How is poverty measured? Why are poverty statistics misleading? What are at least 3 consequences of growing up in poverty?How do the 3 major sociological theories explain poverty?Chapter 3Why do social scientists today consider “race” a social construct and tend to consider “race” more of a social category than a biological one?What is the difference between individual and institutional discrimination and give 2 examples of each?Chapter 4What is the difference between “sex” and “gender” and what does “socialization” have to do with how we understand gender in our culture?How do “women of color” experience inequality differently than “white women?”Chapter 5How does “heterosexism” contribute as a significant source of increasing “inequality?”In a 2010 article, what did Biblarz and Stacey find in their study of children of same-sex couples and heterosexual couples?Chapter 6Think about an older person whom you know. To what extent has this person experienced psychological aging? To what extent has this person experienced social aging?Chapter Do you agree that binge drinking is a problem that campuses should address, or do you think that it’s a relatively harmless activity that lets students have some fun? Explain your answer.Chapter If we say that males commit more crime than females, does that imply that we are prejudiced against males? Why or why not?Chapter 9Of the five strategies outlined in the text to reduce crime, which one strategy do you think would be most effective if it were implemented with adequate funding? Explain your answer.Chapter 10The text notes that most people eventually marry. In view of the fact that so many marriages end in divorce, why do you think that so many people continue to marry?Chapter 11Review how the functionalist, conflict, and symbolic interactionist perspectives understand and explain education. Which of these three approaches do you most prefer? Why?Chapter 12Which of the three major sociological approaches to understanding work and the economy do you most prefer? Why?Chapter 13Use conflict theory to understand health and health care? Explain your answer.Chapter 14Americans often seem to blame city residents for many of the problems affecting US cities today, including low academic achievement and rundown conditions in city schools and crime in the streets. Do you think it is fair to blame city residents for these problems, or are there other reasons for them? Explain your answer.Chapter 15How much of the environmental racism that exists do you think is intentional? Explain your answer.

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[SOLVED] Conflict Theorists

Option 1: Traditional Recap AssignmentInstructions:After reviewing the material for the chapter, you are to answer the following questions in 5 to 7 sentence responses per question set (group of questions, #1, #2, etc.) . Please remember to consider all questions being asked and to use material from the chapter to support your responses.Your responses should demonstrate a clear engagement and understanding of the course material, critical application of the sociological concepts/theory and should include clear grammar and sentence structure. Please review the assignment rubric under ‘Course Resources’ for clearer indication of grading distribution and let me know if you have any questions/concerns.Questions:How would a conflict theorists explain the reasons why some populations are allowed to be more deviant and criminal than others? (think about race, ethnicity, gender, sex, etc.) How would a conflict theorist critique the fact that certain populations of color are over-represented in the US prison system? How could you apply this logic to the recent ‘Anti-Social Distancing’ ‘protest’ that have occurred around the US in recent days?To better understand the idea that race is a social construction and the real life impact that it has on individuals, I would like for you to research the effect that the corona-virus (Covid-19) has had on xenophobia, hate crimes and the perceptions of race in the US. Find one article or news story about xenophobia and the corona-virus. How does this article demonstrate the concepts of racialization, racial formation and racial projects? Now you should use one of the three theoretical paradigms to analyze the story. Please provide the link to the news story.Read the following scenario and answer the questions below. Your entire response for this question should be about 5 to 7 sentences in length (minimum)As usual, 24-year-old Carla left her apartment around 10:00 p.m. to jog to her boyfriend Casey’s apartment two miles away. She planned to spend the night with him and jog back home the next morning. Carla lived in a fairly safe neighborhood in Centerdale, but Casey lived in a dilapidated apartment complex that was mostly hidden off the main road, between a bar called Bikers-R-Us and a two-story county office complex used by probation officers and drug rehab counselors. Carla usually arrived between 10:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., but when she failed to reach his place by 11:00 p.m., Casey got worried. He started calling Carla on her cell phone, but the calls kept going to her voice mail. He called and informed the police. Before calling the police, however, he hid the methamphetamine that he had already prepared for a couple of Carla’s clients who were supposed to arrive at midnight. He also hid the marijuana that he was planning to smoke with Carla. The police found Carla’s body within ten minutes in an area covered with trees, between the main road and the apartment complex where Casey lived. An investigation showed that Carla had been sexually assaulted. She had died of strangulation. Task: What theories of victimology relate to Carla’s case of victimization? Use at least 2 different theories in critically analyzing Carla’s experience. According to you, which victimization theory is most relevant to this case and why? Do you feel that Carla precipitated or was partially to blame for the crime? Give reasons for your answer. How might a structural functionalist analyze Carla’s experience? (Use one structural functionalist theory in your answer)Option 2: Spotlight on Police BrutalityFor this option, you will do a short research project on the social/political implications of the police brutality. You should find some evidence of the impact of police brutality on particular communities and groups. Find at least two cases of police brutality within the last 5 years (please include a reference page with your source information). You can respond in the written form (minimum of 1.5 pages double spaced and include an APA formatted reference page, this should serve as practice for your essay), you can respond in a minimum 5 to 7 minute oral essay in which you answer the questions (you can record yourself via video/audio and upload your recording and you should still upload a reference page) or you could create a short 5 to 7 minute PowerPoint presentation in which you include the answers to the questions and provide some more insight. Your short presentation should include at least 8 slides of information and you should record your presentation and submit your file here.Describe what happened in each incident:Who were the people involved ?Why did the encounter happen?What was the outcome?What types of power dynamics were involved in the incidents?What law was broken?Why were the policed called?What race where the people involved?Were there other ways these incidents could have been handled?What does this incident say about the social construction of devi

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[SOLVED] Cultural Deviance Theories

Select ONLY ONE of questions below and answer it completely. Cite your sources and use MLA or APA style. It should be between a paragraph and a page long.1) Discuss and evaluate Merton’s theory of anomie and the five modes of adaptation.2) Social disorganization theory is one of the three major cultural deviance theories. Explain this theory, including criticisms or limitations.3) Compare and contrast strain theories and cultural deviance theories.4) Albert Cohen’s theory is responsible for major advances in research on delinquency. Discuss Cohen’s theory and then evaluate it.5) Marvin Wolfgang and Franco Ferracuti developed the subculture of violence theory to explain criminal behavior among young, lower-class, urban males. Discuss the subculture of violence, and then discuss tests of this theory.6) Traditionally, gang membership has been limited primarily to young, inner-city males. However, gang membership has been changing. Discuss what recent studies reveal about female gang members and middle-class gangs and gang membership.7) Explain why regulating smoking in public is an example of social control, and also give another example of similar social control either in your state or elsewhere.8) Explain containment theory and the criticisms that have been directed against it.9) Discuss three programs that have been informed by social control theory.10) Discuss the basic assumptions of labeling theory, and then evaluate the theory.11) Discuss the empirical support for the conflict model.12) Over the last decade, a number of important critical perspectives have emerged, including radical feminist theory, left realism, abolitionist and anarchist criminology, and peacemaking criminology. Discuss three of these perspectives.

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[SOLVED] Leadership Assessment

SOCW 6070 wk 10 Final Project: Leadership AssessmentEarlier in the course, you were asked to informally evaluate your leadership skills and qualities. In this Final Project, you use formal assessment tools to identify your areas of strength and areas in which you need further development. You may use the results of this self-assessment to develop a plan to gain the skills and experiences that will help you move toward achieving your short- and long-term professional goals and objectives.Using the assessment tools provided in Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice, conduct a self-assessment of your own leadership characteristics, style, and skills. Complete at least four assessment tools for this self-assessment (I have attached what assessment tools I used and the results. In addition, select one tool to give to a colleague or supervisor so he or she can assess your leadership skills.Final Project (2–4 pages in APA format 7th addition)feedback from instructor last essay: As you continue to submit paper assignments in this class there are two basic elements that I need you to add to your paper. The first is the purpose or intent of your paper added to your first paragraph. The second is a conclusion at end of your paper which summarize your major points and the impact that the issue will have on the practice of social work. You simply say in conclusion and then you make your final remarks.Evaluate your current leadership characteristics, style, and skills based on the assessment tools you and your colleague/supervisor completed. Be sure to:Include actual results or summaries of the results you collected using these tools (attached)Identify personal leadership strengths as well as areas for improvement (attached)Include references to the leadership concepts covered in this course and relevant issues related to ethics, diversity, and power in the organizational settingResourcesLauffer, A. (2011). Understanding your social agency (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: Sage.Northouse, P. G. (2018). Introduction to leadership: Concepts and practice (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Sage.

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[SOLVED] Criticisms of Biocriminology

Select ONLY ONE of questions below and answer it completely. Cite your sources and use MLA, It should be between a paragraph and a page long.1) Explain the similarities and differences between deviance and crime, and provide examples.2) Explain the seven forms of transnational criminality that are in the wheel of terrorism, and explain their relationship to terrorism.3) Contrast the consensus model and conflict model of law and crime.4) Discuss Edwin H. Sutherland’s definition of criminology and why criminology can be described as a multidiscipline.5) Describe the seven basic requirements for a human event to qualify as a crime according to Jerome Hall.6) Explain what “typologies of crime” are, why typologies of crime are important, and provide examples that are discussed in the text.7) Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the Uniform Crime Reports, the National Crime Victimization Survey, and various self-report surveys in estimating the nature and extent of crime in the United States.8) Discuss the principles of classical criminology, making reference to the works of both Cesare Beccaria and Jeremy Bentham.9) Differentiate between psychological determinism and sociological determinism, including the scholars associated with each perspective.10) Emile Durkheim had a powerful influence on contemporary criminology. Discuss Durkheim’s influence on criminology, making sure to discuss his most important contribution.11) Discuss the psychoanalytic theory of criminality. Make sure to include a discussion of Freud’s contributions to the psychological perspective on criminality.12) Discuss the three phases of moral development and which phase is most related to delinquency and criminality according to Lawrence Kohlberg and his colleagues.13) The concept of “biocriminology” is offensive to many people. Discuss the criticisms of biocriminology.

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[SOLVED] Propositional Logic

phil 3: homework 5Due 2/5 at 11:59pm.Late homework is not accepted, but remember that your lowest 3 scores will be dropped. Please turn it in on Gauchospace in .doc or .pdf format. Also please do not include your name on the assignment; it will be graded blindly.Exercise 1. Use a truth table to determine whether the following sentences are a tautology, contingency, or contradiction:a) P ? (Q? P )b) (P ? Q)? Pc) (P ? Q) & (P & ? Q)d) (P ? (Q & R))? (P ? R)For Exercises 2 and 3 use these sentence letters.• P : She wears high heels.• Q: I wear sneakers.• R: She is cheer captain.• S: I am on the bleachers.Exercise 2. Consider the following argument: If she wears high heels and I wear sneakers, then I am on the bleachers. She does not wear high heels. Therefore, if I do not wear sneakers, then I am not on the bleachers.a) Translate this argument into the language of propositional logic. (Put it in either standard or sequent form.)b) Use truth tables to say whether or not the argument is valid. Explain your answer!Exercise 3. Consider the following argument: Either she is cheer captain or I am on the bleachers. She is cheer captain only if I wear sneakers. If I am on the bleachers, then I wear sneakers. Therefore, I wear sneakers.a) Translate this argument into the language of propositional logic. (Put it in either standard or sequent form.)b) Use truth tables to say whether or not the argument is valid. Explain your answer!Exercise 4. Find a well-formed formula which does not use the symbol ? and has the following truth table. (Hint: Think about the symbols ? and ?. Note that you can check your answer using truth tables. . . )

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New Market Launch

Option #2: New Market Launch (Paper or Presentation)You are the leader of a team that has been tasked with deciding whether to launch their company’s top-selling product in a new geographical market. Factors to consider include the new market’s demographics, the company’s financial stability, production capabilities, and the available methods of distribution, to name a few. While the decision contains elements of both programmed and non-programmed decisions, which best describes the nature of the decision as a whole? Create a flowchart illustrating the steps you would follow and the processes you would use to arrive at an effective team decision. What questions would you as the leader ask along the way? How would the final decision be made? Use available resources to support the steps and processes you propose.Your completed assignment must adhere to the following parameters:Be a 3- to 5-page paper (not including title and reference pages) or an 8- to 10-minute presentation (presentation tools such as Prezi, GoogleSlides, PowerPoint, Keynote, or others can be used).Be supported by a minimum of three credible, academic or professional sources. Remember, you must support your thinking and prior knowledge with references, even in a video presentation.Include an APA style reference list at the end of the paper or with your presentation file.Review the grading rubric.Be formatted according to the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.).

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Write a two-page paper in essay format in which you reflect on what you think, know or feel about HIV/AIDS globally.Some guiding questions that you may use to structure your thoughts are given below.1. Why should we care about the HIV/AIDS epidemic outside the US?2. What do you think are the reasons for this epidemic outside the US?3. What should be done to control this epidemic worldwide?4. Why are you taking this course?There are no right or wrong answers at this stage. I am simply interested in your perspective. If you follow the formatting instructions below and submit by Jan 31, 11.59 pm, you will get full points. Yay!You are not required to put citations but if you do, they should be in correct APA style.More resources on APA style are available here: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/reference_list_basic_rules.htmlFormat: double-spaced, Times New Roman or Arial, font size 11 or 12, one-page margins. Submitted as a Microsoft Word document on BB. File name must include your last name. For example, if your last name is Washington, your file name will be Washington initial reflection.doc or Washington initial reflection.docx

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The Defense

Your answers should be written using the “conflict” perspective to discuss the events that took place. Make sure you understand what that is before you begin writing. It is in your textbook.1) What was the main argument for the defense?2) Why did it work or not work?3) How is this case relevant to today?4) What was the verdict?5)How did the video make you feel and why do you believe you felt that way?

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