Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.

This assignment requires you to write essays in response to each of the following:

  1. In your own words, describe basic sociological concepts used to differentiate and describe social structures. Provide examples where you feel they may be useful.
  2. Describe and critically evaluate sociological theories of crime derived from the structural-functionalist perspective, providing examples.
  3. In the context of the new global economy, provide an overview of the conflict perspective with respect to economic inequality. Provide salient and appropriate examples.