What is Sociology one might ask, Sociology is the study of human behaviour, collective action, interaction, and the consequences of these behaviours, actions and interactions. We study sociology. “ Things are not what they seem”, Peter Berger. Was a famous statement and the of sociology ams to prove it. Sociologists aim to “look behind curtains” to understand the complexity of society.
Learning theory has been widely discussed in my forums, being taught to be a deviant is the basis of a criminal at its purest form. It views people's interactions with various organizations, institutions, and processes in society; people in all walks of life have the potential to become criminals if they maintain destructive social relationships. This describes organized crime, crime families, and even singular crimes. These are taught to you at an early age or when you interact with the neighborhood thug. If you never saw a criminal you would less likely become a criminal.
The way in which society sets and configured limits the opportunities of the individual. Sociology is concerned with the external forces of human behavior, and will focus on the behavior of a given moment in society. It will study humans constituted in groups. Sociology will help us to analyze and examine social problems, see the causes thereof and propose alternatives and solutions to those problems. New ideas about society and social problems began in the mind of sociologies, and all these new thoughts arise from two revolutions: the French (political) and Industrial.
Furthermore, it expands on the ubiquitous narrow perspective of justice/injustice through emphasis on the comprehensive concept of “Justice Literacy” (p. 10). Whereas, Sociology studies the root causes and underpinnings of societal issues in an effort to understand how issues emerge through human interaction, Justice Studies focuses on the consequential effects of how society brings to bear solutions to these societal problems, and examines how society’s interpretation of justice/injustice either exacerbates, or alleviates tensions in society
The dilemma we face is having a criminal justice system that wants criminals to pay for their actions and a juvenile justice system that wants to help those who commit crimes. And who do we have in the middle of these two remarkable systems………the police. The concept of proper policing has changed over the years and has incorporated the assistance of concerned citizens. We are leaving the crime fighting to the communities for policing. No we’re not deputizing communities, but we are involving those concerned citizens who see the downfall of not being involved anymore.
Behavioral Science Task: The sociological Imagination The individualistic perspective is the way of viewing the social institutions completely by the social behavior of the individuals involved in the society. Sociological Imagination or also known as the Sociological Perspective is a way of seeing our society as an outsider rather than from our own perspectives. According to C. Wright Mills, individuals must look past their own personal problems to determine their positions in the society. The Individuals must be able to distinguish their personal troubles from the problems of the society. Inequality, or also known as Social Stratification is grouping of individuals of society into different statuses in society and giving them certain access to the resources.
Social conflict is brought about the big wealth gaps and class warfare (Helfgott, 2008). The undermined class may be tempted to learn from other people who commit crimes such a stealing so as to leave a good life. The social learning theory also suggests that people are not born criminals but it is their environment which influences them to learn and participate in criminal
Criminal Activity Then and Now Criminal justice is composed of many lateral departments that help us as a society to better understand the process that is started when criminal activity is suspected. We will examine how individuals learn how to commit crime and what motivates them to do so. This paper will discuss the steps that are taken once a crime is determine and how the Criminal Justice System is put into place to help solve and come to some type of resolution for the crime. This paper will further discuss the types of deterrence that are placed into society minds to help curve criminal behavior and activity. After reading this paper the reader should have a better understanding on how the Criminal Justice System works and why it is needed help promote a safe environment for our society.
As previously highlighted, Durkheim concerned himself with explaining the cog in the mechanism responsible for creating and perpetuating social solidarity in increasingly divergent societies. In order to cultivate greater understanding of the machination of social solidarity in society, Durkheim proposed that essentially society was founded within ‘two forms of consciousness’- mechanical and organic solidarity: “There are in each of us, as we have said, two forms of consciousness: one which is common to our group as a whole, which consequently, is not ourself, but society living and acting within us; the other, on the other hand, represents that in us which is person... ... middle of paper ... ...eings were essentially socialized personalities and that the human species obtains its humanistic qualities in and through society. Virtually, what makes us human is our ability to move and groove, and above all survive in a social world. Modern day society seems to present the potential for individualism within a certain degree of social regulation. In contrast to earlier forms of social organization based on a mechanical solidarity of which demanded a high degree of regimentation, in modern organic societies, social solidarity is dependent upon, rather than repressive of individualistic behaviour.
As studied in the course textbook, social interactionism is a study of society based upon interaction among individuals. It is a belief the social processes evolve from human interactions form the crux of the study of sociology. These interactions must be meaningful and of a substantial nature. This study is of an extreme relevance particularly in terms of the social construction of gender because daily interactions between the masculine and the feminine is what determines the respective viewpoint held by the two genders of each other. For example.