4 page mid term paper for sociology (punishment and social control) class

Essay Question

  1. Discuss the usefulness of course readings for understanding the issued raised in the New Yorker article “Unforgivable: The Governor and the Teenager.” Your answer should include a substantial discussion of two of the following readings: (a) Greg Barak, Paul Leighton and Jeanne Flavin “Introduction: Crime, Inequality and Justice,” (b) William Chambliss “The Saints and The Roughnecks,” (c) Devah Pager “The Mark of a Criminal Record.”

I already uploaded the related file of reading below


  • Your essay should be 4 pages long (typed, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12-pt. font)
  • Please cite all of your sources using ASA or APA citation style
  • Include page numbers
  • Be sure to include your name!

Grading Criteria

This assignment is worth 20% of your course grade. It will be evaluated on the following:

  • Accurate understanding of course concepts and readings
  • Appropriate application of course concepts and readings to the news article or novel
  • Depth of analysis
  • Clarity of writing
  • Organization of ideas
  • Citation of sources