Introduction to Sociology – Week 5 Assignment Perceptions of Deviance, Crime,

Introduction to Sociology – Week 5 Assignment

Perceptions of Deviance, Crime, Victims, and Justice

The media informs many viewers of deviance and crime, victims of crime, and justice in society. Consider and describe the following:

  • Where do you get your information about:
    • Deviant behavior
    • Crime
    • Victims of crime
    • Justice for victims
  • Describe your perception of
    • Deviant behavior
      • What behavior is deviant according to your values?
    • Crime
      • What do you believe is the root or cause of crime?
      • What types of crimes do you believe happen most?
      • Who do you believe commits crime?
    • Victims of crime
      • Who do you believe is likely to be a victim?
      • Have you ever been fearful of a crime occurring to you or your family?
      • What do you believe about victims that you hear about?
    • Justice for victims
      • How do you see justice handled in our society?
      • What form of punishment do you see as being effective or ineffective?
  • Did you learn anything specific from the textbook that has changed your perception? What did you learn and which perception did it change?

Write a 500 or more word paper that addresses the above questions.

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