Deviance Research Paper 300 points 12-15 pages in length
In the introduction to your paper, please explain why the topic is important and worth further investigation. The paper should not exceed the 8 page limit and it must be double-spaced and incorporate the MLA referencing style. When writing your paper consider the following questions relating to the sociology of deviance.
This will be a literature review on what has been researched on the topic you have chosen. This should be approximately 2 pages long with a thesis. Please provide a history on the topic.
BODY (this is 2 parts) – 200 points
***Theory (100 points) – pick one perspective (functionalist, conflict, symbolic interactionist). First explain the perspective, generally, following how this perspective views your topic. Provide an analysis of the deviant behavior from the perspective of ONE of the sociological theories on deviance set out in the text and discussed in lectures. This is worth 50 points. Second part to the theory sections is applying a deviant theory to the topic you have chosen. It is essential that you use empirical sources (books, journal articles, etc.) to support your thesis. 30 points. Finally, to finish off the theory section, what do the key academic scholars in the area have to say about the topic? To what extent do they agree? 20 points. Approximately 2-4 pages.
***** You may not use the internet! You must look up the topic in journals and books with a minimum of 5 resources. If you are unsure how to do research, please see a librarian. You must use proper formatting (see syllabus). should have sources cited here and you must use academic, peer reviewed resources only – NO WEBSITES. This should be approximately 2 pages. and is worth Discussion (this should not be numbered; it should be in paragraph form) 100 points
1. Describe why the behavior being considered deviant conforms or fails to conform to societal norms. 20 pts
2. What is the societal norm or legitimate authority for regarding this person or group and their Why do these people or groups engage in deviant behavior? Be sure to provide a detailed analysis. If possible, provide alternate perspectives. 20 pts
3. How do these deviants view their behavior? For example, do they regard their deviance as a one-time aberration or see it as a deviant career? Justify your answer. 20 pts
4. What impacts (both positive and negative) does the deviance behavior have on society? 20 pts
5. In what ways has society responded or reacted to the deviance? 20 pts.
Each of these should be approximately a page in length with additional resources to back up what you are stating.
Please do not summarize your paper. This section can be a brief summary emphasizing your thesis statement. This section needs to focus on further research. Brainstorm what should be examined in this topic. How or why should we examine this type of deviance further? How can or should we be looking at this type of deviance? 2 pages minimum.
Do you have proper MLA or ASA formatting? Did you use the correct font and size? Did you fix the spacing between paragraphs? Did you use correct spacing? See syllabus for all the guidelines. More than 1 error, lose all points.
Did you proofread and correct obvious errors? More than 1 error, lose all points.
You must have a work cited page and it must be formatted correctly. No websites! Must have a minimum of 5 academic, peer reviewed resources. Lose all points for errors.
Introduce your topic. Why is it important and worth further investigation? You must have a thesis.
Keeping in mind the questions above, do research on your topic and answer the questions in proper essay/paragraph format. You must include a minimum of one theoretical perspective in your analysis of the deviant activity.
• Theory – 10 points – define and apply
• Perspective – 10 points – define and apply
• Questions from guidelines – 30 points
Why should this topic continue to be studied? What did you learn the most about this topic? Did you learn anything new about the topic?
The cited/reference page is not included in the 10 page paper. It is to be counted as a separate page.
I have attached an example research paper from the professor and we need to follow it exactly how she stated in reference to title, headers/footers, page numbering, cited page, etc.
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