Academic Papers on Sociological Theories

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A 7 page paper in which the writer assesses -- based upon library research -- whether or not gun control is truly an effective deterrent. Control & opportunity theories are introduced into the discussion and it is ultimate determined that the laws are not effective in curtailing crime. Bibliography lists 20+ sources.

A 9 page discussion of the different social control theories utilized by the United States and Tibet / China with respect to housing. The United States and China have very different forms of social control, especially in regards to the settlement of land in another country, as China is settling Tibet. While it would seem ...

Asian National Essay

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page creative & fictitious essay (based on historical facts) of the viewpoint of an Asian national around the turn of the century. The essay is written from the viewpoint of a Vietnamese farmer, who believes in Confucianism, and is hearing the words of Marx talk about collective farming techniques. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

8 pages in length. Analytical biography of Emile Durkheim's (turn-of-the-century German social philosopher) life, works, and philosophy. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 4 page research paper on the biography of one of America's first female labor leaders. The writer relates the extraordinary life of Rose Pesotta to current sociological theory of social movement organization and shows how it illustrates these principles. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 15 page research paper on the history and contributions of this noted German sociologist. The writer describes his life and times, specific contributions to the field of sociology filled examples as to how Weber's theories can be applied to life as we know it. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 5 page paper considers the life, career, the importance of Max Weber in the development of modern sociological principles. This paper provides a general overview of Max Weber's development as a sociologists and the importance of his basic assertions, including the movement away from science as a foundation for the study of social entities, ...

A 6 page research paper that discuses the history of strategic management, the arguments for and against the rational model of strategic management and final conclusions of the writer. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 10 page research study that considers the issue of reverse discrimination from a conflict theory perspective and evaluates the current literature on the subject. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Canadian Society

  • 9 page paper

The impact of classical figures on Canadian society is discussed in this 9 page paper. Durkheim, Hegel, Marx and Weber are highlighted in the analysis as having a particular influence. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

The importance of effective communication in combating delinquency is discussed in this 25 page paper. The problem of delinquency is explained along with the reasons for its existence. Various cultures around the world are looked at for insight on how to solve this pervasive problem in American society. The continuum concept is included as well. ...

A 6 page argument on why capital punishment should not exist in a country where a client cannot get a fair trial. The writer backs up this premise with Marxist ideology, particularly emphasizing class differences. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The theory of differential association is used to explain deviance in the Gambino crime family. This 6 page paper explores theories of deviance and criminology as applied to organized crime in general. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Causation of Crime

  • 8 page paper

In 8 pages , the author discusses many of the theories for the causation of crime, such as social learning, social strain, and disintegration of family. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A variety of social theories are discussed in this 10 page paper. Specific theories include anomie, differential association, social strain, social stratification and alienation. The importance of the family, and different views on the subject, is also included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

The Labeling Theory

  • 5 page paper

In 5 pages the author discusses labeling theory. A definition is given, major theorists are listed, and some examples in research are provided. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

An 18 page paper that explores the ramifications of social crime prevention through the application of social theories in the work of security managers. Paper deals with such issues as anomie, deviance, etc. and discusses these issues through the viewpoint of current research and application of the theories. Bibliography lists more than 15 sources.

A 5 page paper that looks at the social learning theories applied to the gang life presented in Sikes' non-fiction year-long research of girl gangs. The paper discusses reinforcement, secondary reinforcement, imitation and, self-fulfillment in regards to the information presented. The paper agrees with Sikes' statement that the resolution to the problem does ...

Theories of deviance are discussed in this 6 page overview that includes references to sociologists from Sutherland to Becker, explaining their ideas. Brown's work on conformity is also included. Many examples are given to describe the often-difficult to distinguish type of behavior as evidenced by various decades and generations. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 1998 article that depicts a crime is analyzed in this 6 page paper that discusses both anomie and social strain theories. Other concepts such as the decline of family values, are also included. Recommendations are made. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 3 page essay discussing the 1982 article by Gary M. Katz on the 'high-status' versus the 'low- status' deviant and the 'acceptability' of both. No additional sources cited.

Social Strain Theory

  • 7 page paper

Robert K. Merton's concept of social strain (derived from anomie) is highlighted in this 7 page paper on the subject. The social strain theory of delinquency is based on the idea that delinquency results when individuals are unable to achieve their goals through legitimate channels. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Intention

  • 15 page paper

A 15 page paper discussing the possibility, and belief, that our intentions can affect society in one way or another. It is believed that by changing our own personal intentions, and by changing our thought patterns we can inadvertently alter society in general. While we do not have the power to alter or create synchronistic ...

A 5 page paper that discusses Walter B. Miller's social theories on delinquent groups in relationship to Brian DePlama's film entitled 'Carlito's Way.' The specific points of Miller's theory discussed include: trouble, toughness, smartness, excitement, fate, autonomy and belonging. No Bibliography.

The phenomenon is discussed in light of sociological theory in this 8 page paper. Aberrant behavior of postal workers is examined as well as possible causes. Theories such as anomie, alienation and differential association are included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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