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This is 3 separate assignments

Assignment #1

The events of September 11, 2001, contributed to an increase in hate crimes against Muslims around the world and especially in the United States. In the first year after the September 11 attacks, anti-Islamic hate crimes in the United States rose more than 1,000%.

Please address each of the following questions:

a. How has post-9/11 anti-Muslim and anti-Arab backlash and discrimination affected local and global communities? Please provide examples.

b. How are hate crimes related to fear and/or ignorance?

c. Why do some individuals and groups believe that violence directed at Muslims, as a form of revenge, is acceptable more than a decade after 9/11?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.

Assignment #2

Drug abuse has been defined as a significant social problem. This discussion provides an opportunity to examine this problem as well as the consequences of our reliance on punishment as a solution to drug abuse.

Please answer each of the following questions:

a. Discuss the differences between a culture’s folkways, mores, and taboos.

b. Why are some deemed infractions of normative expectations termed criminal and others social?

c. How does this definitional process lead us to incarcerate fellow citizens?

d. What sociological factors contribute to the criminalization of individuals in society? Explain your answer.

e. Does the seriousness of drug abuse justify our reliance on the social consequences of incarceration?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.

Assignment #3

The Interconnection of Social Problems

Review the article, Race, poverty and punishment: The impact of criminal sanctions on racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic inequality, as you to prepare for this paper. As Wheelock and Uggen (2006) point out, “the association between crime, punishment, and poverty has long been the subject of sociological and criminological investigation” (p. 1). This assignment is intended illustrate the interconnection of social problems.

Write a paper discussing the overlap of crime, punishment, and poverty. In your paper, please explain the following five core arguments made by the authors:

a. Criminal sanctions and victimization work to form a system of disadvantage that perpetuates stratification and poverty.

b. Punishment impacts individuals convicted of felonies, as well as their families, peer groups, neighborhoods, and racial group.

c. After controlling for population differences, African Americans are incarcerated approximately seven times as often as Whites.

d. Variation in criminal punishment is linked to economic deprivation.

e. As the number of felons and former felons rises, collateral sanctions play an ever-larger role in racial and ethnic stratification, operating as an interconnected system of disadvantage.

The paper must be three to four pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least two scholarly resources other than the textbook and required readings to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page.

***LINK TO PAPER****

http://npc.umich.edu/publications/workingpaper06/paper15/working_paper06-15.pdf

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