Soc 100

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Sociology 100 | Exploration of a Journal Article in Sociology | By: Kenneth Hinchey | Professor Hartnett 4/29/2012 | The article I have chosen is titled “Race, Ethnicity, and Law Enforcement. This article explores the relationship between race, criminality and law enforcement and highlights some of the issues surrounding the intersection of race and criminal behavior. After reading this article I found a few things interesting, such as when the author writes about class subordination, which was identified by W.J. Wilson (1978). He explains how in the second half of the twentieth century, civil rights leaders made great strides to achieve equal rights for people of all racial groups. While this goal may have…show more content…
This is just one example of the power of the media, not always positive but this is the life we live in today. References- Jeremy Baker (2009) Race, Ethnicity and Law Enforcement: Research starters sociology: p1-5,5p Kowalski, B & Lundman, R (2007) Vehicle stops by police for driving while black: common problems and some tentative solutions: Journal of criminal justice, 5(2),165-181 Wilson, W.J. (1978) The declining significance of race: Blacks and changing American institutions: 2nd ed. Chicago University of Chicago press John J Macionis (2010) Sociology :

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