Proficient Homework

Organize your thoughts into two sections:  one section should be focused on the article’s strengths, and the other section should be focused on the article’s weaknesses.

At this point in the course, students have the basic tools they need to critique a journal article.

  1. Please select one of the three articles I posted for this week’s module on Canvas.
  2. Read through the article carefully one or two times.
  3. Read through the document I posted (called “Guidelines for Evaluating Journal Articles”).
  4. Answer the questions on the “Guidelines” document about your selected journal article.  (You do NOT need to submit this work to me.  I trust that you’re doing it.)
  5. Organize your thoughts into two sections:  one section should be focused on the article’s strengths, and the other section should be focused on the article’s weaknesses.
  6. Upload the following:
    • Attached is the Article to critique
    • Summarize the article’s strengths (in paragraph format)
    • Summarize the article’s weaknesses (in paragraph format)
    • End with 1-3 sentences about how much weight this article should carry when making practice and policy recommendations/decisions.

*Please Note:  There is a difference between “bad writing” — when the authors fail to include pertinent information — and “weak research” — when the investigators use questionable methods.  Please make this distinction in your document, if necessary.

Upon successful completion of this activity, students will be able to:

2. Use major theoretical perspectives to understand deviant behavior and social reactions to and consequences of deviant behavior.3. Acquire a basic understanding of how to apply theories of deviance to their own personal and professional experiences.4. Apply appropriate social science theories and methodologies to do an in-depth analysis of an important question, issue or problem (Social Science Learning Outcome 2).

Drawing on Chapter 18, “Legitmated Suppression: Inner-city Mexican Americans and the Police,” and Chapter 21, “The Saints and the Roughnecks,” define the criminal justice/sociological theory of “Labeling,” and discuss some of the consequences of “Labeling” for young people today. How do these socially constructed categories have real-life repercussions for people who become labeled?

Your initial post should be at least 300 words and must substantively integrate the assigned readings in the instructions with proper APA style formatting.

Read:

·         Module 4: Module Notes: Deviance as a Social Construct

·         Adler & Adler Part IV (pages 149-170, 192-205, 229-242)

View:

YouTube Video: Social Construction https://youtu.be/GVVWmZAStn8

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