Poverty Paper When you think of poverty you usually think of some third world country where there are children and families starving and getting by on less than one dollar a day. Some people describe poverty as a lack of essential items such as food
Scarcity, Production Possibilities, Trade
o Key Concepts
(all elaborated on in lecture)
Absolute and comparative advantage
o Who owns resources?
o Who makes economic decisions?
Command vs. Laissez-faire
A Life Course Perspective on Aging
o Age Identification
A central concept in the meaning of age itself
Refers to both how many years have passed since we were born,
and various social/psychological areas of our lives
Age differentiation certain roles
Marketing to Children
o Childrens exposure to commercials
watch an average of 3 to 4 hours of TV per day
#1 after-school activity for 6 to 17 year olds
spend 1500 hours in front of the TV annually
900 hours in the classroom
average child sees > 20,0
ENVIRONMENTAL EQUITY? RACISM? JUSTICE ?
Do minority communities and individuals face higher levels of
environmental risk than the majority population ?
Is this increased risk the result of environmental racism?
Environmental inequity? Envir
Abortion: Life? Choice? Right? Secular Arguments Against Abortion
o Secular Arguments Against Abortion?
Rich Deem the agnostic
Libertarians for Life (L4L.org) atheists
A Secular Case Against Abortion by Jennifer Roth secular humanist
Hate Crimes Bias Motivated Incidents
o Hate Crimes & Bias-motivated Incidents Defined
Hate crime generally defined as a crime which in whole or part is
motivated by the offenders bias toward the victims status.
Bias motivated incident is an action in w
o Definition: excessive weight that may impair health
o How do we measure If someone is obese?
o Body Mass Index (BMI)
Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
Overweight = 25-29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
Just the Facts!
What is a Social Problem?
o C. Wright Mills distinguished between personal troubles and public issues
o Objective Elements of Social Problems
Awareness of social conditions through life experiences and through
reports in the media.
We see the homeless,
Social Disorganization Theory
o The Feel of a Place
You are riding the subway alone in a major city that you have never been
to before. After three or four stops, you realize that you are on the wrong
train and are lost. You decide to get off at the nex
Global Inequalities and Poverty
What is the scale of global economic inequality?
What is the extent of poverty across the globe?
How can we explain the existence of global economic inequality?
modernization theory, dependency theory, world systems pe
Social Class and Social Stratification
o Social Differentiation
The process by which different statuses develop in any group,
organization, or society.
In a sports organization, players, owners, managers, fans, cheerleaders,
and sponsors all have a dif
Human Rights are more than
o Values and behaviours that we think other countries dont hold or implement, so
we often claim they dont value Human Rights as well as we do
o Services and facilities of a public nature affect human rights
o Public decisions d
The Criminal Justice System: An Overview
o American Criminal Justice in Historical Perspective
Gradual organizational changes in the CJ system have been brought
about by increased urbanization, increases in the incidence of crime, and
the expansion of d