For this paper, you are to write a paper of at least 750 words that relates to 1 of the sociological theories reviewed in this course: symbolic interactionism, class conflict theory, or functional analysis. Any citations used must adhere to current APA format.




Complete the following for the Current Event Paper:


·         Locate a current event article (6 months or less) that addresses a social problem of your choice. The article can be from a local newspaper or through an online search such as Yahoo, Google CNN, etc. The article selected cannot to be a research article.



·         In the first half of the paper, you are to summarize the main points of the event discussed in the article from the sociological perspectives reviewed in the textbook (approximately 375 words).


·         In the second half of the paper, you are to analyze the main points of the event using 1 of the 3 main sociological theories reviewed in the course (approximately 375 words)






The purpose of the Article Review assignment is to provide you with experience in the identification, location, and analysis of scholarly-quality information relating to the criminal justice field.




For your Article Review, you will research and select a peer-reviewed, scholarly-quality article from a quality web-based resource. You may address any general administration, management, or leadership subtopic that you find generally addressed in the Peak textbook. This leaves the selection of the general topic of the article up to you. However, the major focus of the article must be on a relevant justice management, administration, or leadership issue. As an example, if you have an interest in the corrections area of the general criminal justice field, you may focus your efforts on corrections. However, the article that you review must be on a management related topic that is within the general scope of the corrections field. Granting you the discretion to pick a specific subject area to research is not an open invitation to write on any subject that you just happen to like. Keep your focus for this assignment within the general scope of the Administration of Justice Organizations course.




In your review:


·         Discuss the article’s findings, any ethical dilemmas presented in the article, and how the specific topic relates to a biblical worldview.


·         Ensure that you include information on the article’s title, author, journal, date/edition, and web location. Address how the administrative, management, or leadership concepts and ideas presented in the article apply to justice administration. In other words, you are telling why this particular article has some merit to the study of criminal justice administration and how you are making a biblical connection to the content of the article.


·         Your review paper must be 2–3 pages and be double-spaced.


·         Include both a working link that goes directly to the article’s web location and a citation of the article.


·         The article must be less than 5 years old.


·         You must include a brief discussion of at least 2 Bible verses that have a relevant reference to the main theme of the article.


·         Current APA format in the body of the review is required.