This comprehensive text provides a constructionist/conflict approach to the various kinds of social problems that relate to deviance, institutions, and globalization. Social Problems consists of 16 chapters divided into 5 parts. Each chapter opens with a vignette that provides the nature and extent of a social problem, the conflicting views of the problem, various sociological theories of the problem, global aspects of the problem, social policies for dealing with the problem, and sociological insights on the problem that students can use to enhance their lives. Each chapter concludes with key terms, critical thinking questions, and internet resources.
*Provides an accessible, engaging writing style designed to help students master core concepts so you can spend less classroom time explaining basic concepts!
*Includes interdisciplinary examples throughout making it ideal for courses taught out of Criminal Justice or Sociology departments.
*Written to reflect the 2010 Census Update, this text is the most up-to-date and relevant resource on the subject.
Instructor Resources include:
*Instructor's Manual - Includes tips for instructors for creating the course
syllabus and both in-class and online student activities. Additionally, the
manual includes answers to the questions in the student study guide and
*Test Bank - includes multiple-choice and true or false questions, all
with answers and page references. Also includes short-answer questions and
*PowerPoint Lecture Outlines
Student Resources include an 0pen-access Companion Website featuring:
*links to relevant research databases