SOC1B_Short response paper #1 – 15 possible points
In Ch. 1, we studied the social problems process. The video lecture and power points emphasized the importance of defining a social problem from a valid and reliable source. It also emphasized the objective aspect of a social problem, statistics, and the subjective aspect of a social problem, that is, how the problem is perceived.
For this short write up, you will be required to:
- Identify and define a social problem
- Make sure your definition is from a reliable and valid source, such as a textbook, a .gov or .edu source. You can use a .org if you know the source is reliable and valid.
- Provide at least two statistics about the social problem.
- For example, you can state how many people are affected by the social problem and what particular groups of people may be more at risk for the social problem (by age, gender, race, veterans, or other status).
- Finally, make a subjective statement about the social problem. See my example below.
Requirements for the short response:
- Make sure you include all three requirements above (identify and define the social problem, provide two statistics, and make a subjective statement)
- Make sure you write the source(s) of your information – this will be for the definition and statistics
- For the source(s), it is perfectly okay to provide the link as I did in my example below (for the definition). The link should take me right to your source of information. If you use another type of research, you can cite that, too, as I did in my example (for the statistics). Just make sure you give me enough information that I can check the source(s), otherwise, points deducted for this!
- Use 12 size font
- Use TIMES NEW ROMAN
- Double space
- Number and label each section – see below. Again, points taken off for not following directions.
Follow the format for the example I have provided below on Intimate Partner Violence. Use the headings and cite the source both under your definition and under your statistics, even if it is the same source for both. Note: IMPORTANT: Do not use the example of intimate partner violence as your social problem, as this is the example I use here and also in the power points, so make sure you choose a different social problem.
Note what is in bold blue lettering below in my example, is not to be included in your short response. That is just information to help you!
1. Problem and definition:
\” Intimate partner violence (IPV) is abuse or aggression that occurs in a close relationship. “Intimate partner” refers to both current and former spouses and dating partners. IPV can vary in how often it happens and how severe it is. It can range from one episode of violence that could have lasting impact to chronic and severe episodes over multiple years. IPV includes four types of behavior: 1) Physical violence is when a person hurts or tries to hurt a partner by hitting