Week 3 – Discussion

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Exploring Socialization and Social Norms [WLOs: 1, 2] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion read Chapters 5 and 6 of the course textbook, read the articles How Policing Black Boys Leads to the Conditioning of Black Men (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., Fear of The Black Man: How Racial Bias Could Affect Crime, Labor Rates (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Justice System (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., The Essence of Innocence: Consequences of Dehumanizing Black Children and When Chicago Tortured (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., and perform your own research.

This discussion will help you think about the varied aspects of socialization, social norms, and deviant behavior that are at the foundation of public sociology. In your initial post, thoroughly address the following, providing specifics to support your presentation of the course content:

Your initial post should be at least 700 original words in length (not including the discussion questions). Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references

Exploring Socialization and Social Norms