The Killing of the Japanese Journalist in Syria War is something that has been there from the past. Today nations fight in order to gain resources and power, and this is what has been happening for ages. The current war is between Syria in itself and other governments that are interfering. Rebels rose within Syria and have made the country to go to war with its own government. This has led to the death of many nationalists, and this includes journalist who are coming from other nations to go and get news concerning the current condition of Syria and its people. The issue that is current is the lynching of a Journalist from japan. This journalist was captured and demands were made .The Japanese government ignored the demands and this led to the death of the journalist murder. This paper will apply my developing sociological knowledge and skills to the analysis of the killing of the Japanese Journalist Kenji Goto. Sociological theories and concepts will also be covered. Sociological imagination is the capacity in which people differ in relation to their social life and historical circumstances (Dillon, 2010). Sociological imagination is accompanied by sociological theories which led to the ignition of the civil war in Syria. These are conflict theory, functionalism, critical theory, labelling theory and rational choice theory. The Syrian Civil war was started politically and led to uprising that felt the government was not doing enough for the people. This led to a group of Militants called the ISIS who claimed to fight for Islam and the rights of the people of Syria. The government of Syria tried its level best to stamp out the militants, but it was not able to do so. This led to the death of many civilians and displacements. Civilians who were not fighting the civil war had to escape from their home and seek refuge in the neighboring nations. This led to an increase in the number of refugees and distorted families. Many people lost their lives in the war, and those who remained at home are still suffering due to the war. Critical theory is aimed at changing the society people live in (Dillon, 2010). This helps in uncovering the social lives of people and helps people to discover their inner self. The United nation implements the critical theory by trying to bring Syria to peace. There have been interventions from the United Nations and other counties to bring peace in Syria, but all has been in vain. There have been reports of the Islamist militants in Syria receiving support from other criminal organizations like the Taliban from Afghanistan, and this makes it more difficult for the Islamic radicals to be stopped. Labelling theory helps in the understanding of behaviors that are criminal and deviant (Mills & Gitlin, 2000). The ISIS has been labelled as Islamist jihadists. This helps other nations and the United Nations to know the major agenda of this radical and brutal group. Journalists from various nations have been going to Syria to report the on-going and the effects of the civil war. Most of them have been capture and some killed. The last event that has taken place is the killing of the Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. This was after another Japanese Journalist was killed. The militants had also demanded for the release of a suicide bomber who was locked up in Jordan, and this was for the exchange of Kenjo Goto. The Islamist militants had also threatened to kill a pilot from Jordan who they had captured, and this was also for the exchange of the convicted Ms. Rishawi. The lynching of the Journalist was followed by utterances from the militants that Abe who was an important figure in Japan would cause the deaths…
What is Sociology?
Sociology is the study of society. Sociology applies to our everyday lives. There are hidden markers in society that tells us who we are and how we interact with others.
It is the study of human behavior, collective action, interaction and the consequences of actions and interactions.
Sociology is about pulling back the curtain to expose what is going on. It also help de-familiarize things.
It is a particular way of studying the world.
It’s the Systematic study of…
March 17, 2013
The major theoretical perspectives of sociology include symbolic interactionism, structural functionalism, conflict theory, ethnomethodology, dramaturgical analysis, exchange theory, world systems theory, and feminist theory. I am going to describe each topic by explaining the key concepts, the logic of the perspective, the macro and micro perspective, their major contributors, their most influential period, and social phenomena…
Contrast Two of the Classical Sociological Theorists’ Approaches to One of the Dualisms that Craib Identified as Central to the Discipline of Sociology: Individual/Society; Action/Structure; Social Integration/System Integration; Modernity/Capitalism.
There are four fundamental dualisms, (as listed above) described by Craib, and every social theory developed must explain both sides of the dualism. (Craib, 1997: 7). In this essay, a comparison is made of Durkeim’s and Weber’s approaches…
control theory. Unlike most other theories that describe why we commit crimes, the social control theory explains why we obey rules (www.oxfordbibliographies.com). The social control theory is somewhat like the time and energy you have invested into your education, job or extracurricular activities. It focuses on techniques and strategies that regulate human behavior and lead to conformity, or obedience to society’s rules (Adler, Mueller, & Laufer, 2008).
The concept of the social theory began…
point in their lives.
The common characteristics of criminals are:
* no feelings of guilt
* pleasure seeking
* self importance
Criminal Personality - attitudes that make a person different from normal.
Core Theory: Biological Theory
The biological theory states that criminal behaviour is inherited. This means that a person is already genetically programmed to behave in anti social ways. Studies do show that there are criminal families. So if a persons parent is a criminal then…
Term Test 1
Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. Indicate your answer by blacking in the relevant box on the SCANTRON sheet. Be sure to print your name and student number clearly on the answer sheet.
1. Most people agree that sociology first emerged: (pg1)
a. approximately 70 years ago, following the end of World War II
b. in the early 19th century when Max Weber invented the term sociologie about 200 years ago…
Feb. 28, 2013
James S. Coleman
* Born in Indiana, 1926-1995
* Ph. D from Columbia
* Studied with Merton
* Taught at University
* Dissertation on Industrial Sociology
* Next examined education and race
* Responsible for proposing school busting policy
* Then looked at mathematical sociology
* Finally in 1989 developed Rational Choice Theory
* Foundations of social theory
* Wrote 28 books, 301 articles, and founded a journal…
The Labeling Theory
JUAD 3310 – Criminology
May 11, 2014
Dr. Bret Ouderkirk
The Labeling Theory
The Labeling Theory is a Criminological theory that states those who engage in criminal behavior are not necessarily criminal, or criminal minded. The theory is the view of deviance according to which being labeled as a deviant leads a person to engage in deviant behavior. In the 1960’s, Howard Becker, explained the labeling theory as behavior clashing with social…
Rational Choice Theory VS. Trait Theory
Criminology : Park University Online Program
In this essay I will be comparing and contrasting the Rational Choice Theory(s) and the Trait Theory(s). We will start with the history of the two theories and progress toward some of the individual principles in the theories. Next step will be explaining how each theory contributes to criminal behavior. My closing paragraph will conclude…