Compare and contrast a social issue that relates to class, gender, race, culture, and/or socialization between what the media is saying and what academics are saying. Within this paper you need at least 2 or more academic sources, and 1 non-academic source. I will leave it to your discretion what social issue you wish to look into. If you are having trouble looking for a topic, I would advise talking to me or looking at your text book for clues to some ideas that are taken for granted norms of society that social science has either debunked or said otherwise.

The paper is required to be 900 to 1200 words, times new roman, 12 point font, double spaced. Reference page is required, is not part of the word count, and must be either APA, Chicago, MLA or ASA.


Block divides the essay in half with one body paragraph covering one side the other body paragraph covering the other side. So, if I was contrasting a mainstream news related immigrant crime with academic related immigrant crime, one body paragraph would cover mainstream news and one would cover academic findings.

I Introduction

II Mainstream News

  1. Perceived Immigrant Crime
  2. Social Perception
  3. Political Implication

III. Academic Findings

  1. Inner City Crime Decline
  2. Cultural and Family Dynamic
  3. Political Scapegoating

IV Conclusion

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