Examining Theory Paper

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Examining Theory Paper

In this paper I am going to go with the video for social structure theory when covering the following topics. I will introduce how the video supports a social structure theory, the primary subject and content, major principles of the sociology theory addressed and social issues discussed. I am going to discuss, in the last part of this paper, what are some possible consequences for a social policy change. The video that I have chosen to do this paper on will be the “Pelican Bay State Prison: War Zone” to best fit with my beliefs of social structure theory simply the top reason for criminality evolving. In the video that I have viewed, “Pelican Bay State Prison: War Zone,” there was a great deal of
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The prison is trying to fight back and put a stop to the gang activity, but it is doing no good. The prison are made try to and keep the gang leaders and members from continuing this activity of violence on the street and put them into a scare but the gang members and leaders come to Pelican Bay to hone their skills instead of losing touch of them. The prison is a war zone with violence at every corner and communication to the outside to order killings. This state prison has not been the upper hand for the law enforcement to keep gangs at a low but a backfire situation. The social issues raised in this video are the controlling of gangs through the prison in many ways. The gang leaders in Pelican Bay run drugs through communication techniques used while in prison, and if there is a problem that needs to be taken care of through murder, it is the responsibility to the gang leader to order the call. Pelican Bay wants to stop this running that the gang leaders do, but it is not as easy as it seems. The battle of keeping the gang leaders from running the gang still while in prison is more of a war instead of a battle. There are so many different views that the prison staff has to look at in each battle of this war that goes on every day in the Pelican Bay State Prison. There are two main principles that I see that are addressed in this video. The two
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