SOC 203 Week 3 The Interconnection of Social Problems

SOC 203 Week 3 The Interconnection of Social Problems

SOC 203 Week 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 elaborate on the following points raised 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.

1.         Which term indicates the likely return to crime of past criminals?






 2.        What type of crime does Megan’s Law address?

Gun violence


Child sexual abuse

Elder abuse


 3.        Which of the following is NOT a major factor in the entry into war?

Land disputes

Gender inequality

Ideological disagreements

Natural resources


 4.        Which of the following is NOT one of the components of the tripartite model of the connection between substance abuse and crime?

Emotional instability

Trafficking-related violence

 Economic motivation

 Value disintegration


 5.        Which sociological theory presumes that crimes occur in order to serve a purpose in society?

Race-centered perspective

Functionalist perspective

Feminist perspective

Conflict perspective


 6.        The drugs that have been made illegal by law are the most harmful to society.





 7.        Sociological data suggests that ______ in 5 women are victims of sexual assault during their college years.






 8.        Which drug contributes to the most deaths worldwide?




Pain killers


 9.        What is the most prevalent form of domestic violence?

Elder abuse

 Parent abuse

 Sibling abuse



 10.      Which sociological phenomenon describes the idea that women are more likely to receive shorted sentences from judges as a result of their gender?

Doing gender

The chivalry hypothesis

Gender profiling

Feminine stereotyping