how a sociological perspective could be used to think about the problem in a new way

PROPOSAL FOR SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY OF BALTIMORE: Annotated Bibliography and Research Paper

Annotated Bibliography – 5 Line summary of 5 papers below (1 Page)

Research Paper – 4 Pages

MAIN THEORY PAPERS

Luster, T., & Oh, S. M. (2001). Correlates of male adolescents carrying handguns among their peers. Journal of Marriage and Family, 63(3), 714-726. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ccbcmd.idm.oclc.org/10.1111/j.1741-3737.2001.00714.x

Altheimer, I. (2008). Do guns matter? A multi-level cross-national examination of gun availability on assault and robbery victimization. Western Criminology Review, 9(2), 9-32. Retrieved from http://ccbcmd.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.ccbcmd.idm.oclc.org/docview/235115437?accountid=3784

Barragan, M., Chesnut, K. Y., Gravel, J., Pifer, N. A., Reiter, K., Sherman, N., & Tita, G. (2017). Prohibited possessors and the law: How inmates in los angeles jails understand firearm and ammunition regulations. RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 3(5), 141-163. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ccbcmd.idm.oclc.org/10.7758/RSF.2017.3.5.07

Blais, E., PhD. (2019). Focusing on places rather than guns. American Journal of Public Health, 109(1), 25. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ccbcmd.idm.oclc.org/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304827

Lewin, N. L., Vernick, J. S., Beilenson, P. L., Mair, J. S., & al, e. (2005). The baltimore youth ammunition initiative: A model application of local public health authority in preventing gun violence. American Journal of Public Health, 95(5), 762-5. Retrieved from http://ccbcmd.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.ccbcmd.idm.oclc.org/docview/215087612?accountid=3784

Research Proposal (50 points) – 4 pages 

TOPIC – Gun Violence/Crime

There are many challenges facing the Baltimore area and not necessarily a lot of easy solutions. One of the strengths of the sociological perspective is that it can provide a new or “fresh” perspective on a problem. For this assignment, you will choose a social problem that affects the Baltimore area and will explain how a sociological perspective could be used to think about the problem in a new way.

Please note that you are not expected to provide a solution to the problem. The goal is to explain how a sociologist would develop a research project in order to further study the issue. For instance, if your chosen social problem was jaywalking (people crossing the street illegally), you would write about how sociological concepts such as deviance, or theories such as strain theory or structural disorganization, could be applied by a sociologist in a research project.

TO USE THEORIES ALREADY IDENTIFIED IN THE PAPERS BELOWS

MAIN THEORY PAPERS

Problem-Behavior Theory – Luster, T., & Oh, S. M. (2001). Correlates of male adolescents carrying handguns among their peers. Journal of Marriage and Family, 63(3), 714-726. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ccbcmd.idm.oclc.org/10.1111/j.1741-3737.2001.00714.x

Opportunity Theory – Altheimer, I. (2008). Do guns matter? A multi-level cross-national examination of gun availability on assault and robbery victimization. Western Criminology Review, 9(2), 9-32. Retrieved from http://ccbcmd.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.ccbcmd.idm.oclc.org/docview/235115437?accountid=3784

Deterrence theory – Barragan, M., Chesnut, K. Y., Gravel, J., Pifer, N. A., Reiter, K., Sherman, N., & Tita, G. (2017). Prohibited possessors and the law: How inmates in los angeles jails understand firearm and ammunition regulations. RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 3(5), 141-163. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ccbcmd.idm.oclc.org/10.7758/RSF.2017.3.5.07

Crime pattern theory – Blais, E., PhD. (2019). Focusing on places rather than guns. American Journal of Public Health, 109(1), 25. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ccbcmd.idm.oclc.org/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304827

Lewin, N. L., Vernick, J. S., Beilenson, P. L., Mair, J. S., & al, e. (2005). The baltimore youth ammunition initiative: A model application of local public health authority in preventing gun violence. American Journal of Public Health, 95(5), 762-5. Retrieved from http://ccbcmd.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.ccbcmd.idm.oclc.org/docview/215087612?accountid=3784

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