In this assignment you have to write answers for four questions. Answers of first two questions should be on one page. It means first page should take first and second question. Write answers separately for each question. You don’t need to write the question on the page. Just write the answer as answer 1 and answer 2. Page 2 and page 3 should cover question 3. Page 4 and page 5 should cover question 4.
We are using this book in this couse.
Thio, A. D., Calhoun, T. C., & Conyers, A. (2010). Readings in deviant behavior (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
This assignment is based on first three chapters of this book.
• Unit 1: Introduction to Sociological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour
o Topic 1.1: Criminal and Non-Criminal Deviance
o Topic 1.2: Subject, Method, and Theory of Crime and Deviance
o Topic 1.3: Pre-Scientific Approaches to Crime and Deviance
So all the citations that would be use from this book more. You can use other sources but this book should have a lot more citations. Everything should have page number in citations.
Question 1- Contrast legalistic, social constructivist, and social harm definitions of crime. Why is crime so tricky to define according to Muncie?
Question 2- What is the difference between the perspectives of positivism and social constructivism in the study of deviance? Illustrate their different approaches with an example of deviance from the readings or from contemporary social life.
Question 3- How do the issues concerning the definitions of crime and deviance in Muncie’s and Pfohl’s articles give perspective on the cases of Stephen Reid, Karla Homolka, and Conrad Black? (Muncie’s article appears in Unit 1, Topic 1.1, and Pfohl’s is Chapter 1 of your textbook.)
Question 4- Summarize briefly the key ideas of Steven Box and John Muncie from your readings. How might their ideas help us to understand the criminal activities of gangs, and the emergence of criminal behaviour associated with illicit substance use such as crack cocaine?
To give the answer for question 4 you have to read the course reading and also you have to watch the video. I am giving the link of that video.
Levitt, S. (2004). Steve Levitt: The freakonomics of crack dealing. TED [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/steven_levitt_analyzes_crack_economics?language=en
• Questions are answered clearly and logically.
• All components of the questions are answered.
• The writing is clear and well organized.
• Demonstrates originality when analyzing or synthesizing ideas.
• Main ideas are developed with examples, and/or illustrations, as well as references to course materials or external sources