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through its major program components which include: Mentoring, Education, Leadership Development, and Safety. Writing prompt for this year's application essay is "The Important of Building Trust Between Citizens and Law Enforcement. Applications are due Friday Oct 20 , submit them to Dr. Torres Application form is on Moodle
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Extra Credit Opportunity! Attend this session Sign in with me or on the sheet in the session Email me with three things you would find interesting to study if you went to graduate school for Sociology. You will get 1 percentage point bump on your final grade for each of the 3 research
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Elements of Social Structure: Groups In-groups: a category of people who share a common identity and a sense of belonging Out-groups: a category of people who do not belong or do not fit into your group How does group membership shape our perception? Merton: “in-group virtues” vs “out-group vices” Loyalty, respect for others in our group We make excuses for mistakes made/crimes committed by others in our group Out-groups are ‘those’ people Lacks empathy and benefit of the doubt “In” vs. “Out” … it’s all relative to who is viewing it and what group they are in.
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Elements of Social Structure: Groups Reference Group: any group an individual uses as a standard for evaluating themselves and their own behavior Two main purposes for reference groups: 1. Normative function: setting and enforcing standards of conduct and belief 2. Comparison function: standard against which people can measure themselves and others
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Elements of Social Structure: Groups Coalitions: a temporary or permanent alliance geared toward a common goal Can be very broad-based or very narrow Take on many different objectives William Julius Wilson wrote about coalitions of Latino and white people in Texas, working together to improve their community WJW hopes that this type of coalition-building will help create better inter-racial understanding
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Elements of Social Structure: Social Networks Social networks: series of social relationships through which people interact both directly and indirectly to accomplish formal and informal goals Two principal elements: 1. Nodes – the individuals 2. Relationships – the connections between them
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Types of core social networks Dyad: the most basic building block of a social network; consists of two connected nodes Example: tutor & student OR boss & worker Triad: the relationships among three nodes, including both direct relationships & indirect relationships Elements of Social Structure: Social Networks
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Node Dyad Triad Direct Link from Yellow to Red Indirect Link from Yellow to Red (through Blue) Beyond a triad, every new node will compound how complex the network is, multiplying the number of possible indirect relationships Elements of Social Structure: Social Networks
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Elements of Social Structure: Social
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